WhatsApp recently introduced its Channels feature in India. The messaging app has now started rolling out a new message reaction filtering feature for channels.
As reported by WABteaInfo, the Meta-owned app has now started rolling out a message reaction filtering feature for channels. The report claims that the feature will make it easier for channel admin to see which of their contacts have reacted to the channel updates.
The feature is presently available only for iOS beta testers. Users need to install the updated version 126.96.36.199 to access the feature.
The report mentions that the filter enables channel admins to see individual reactions from their contacts, offering them useful insights into how their contacts are responding to the content they share on their channels.
“This information helps channel admins identify content that resonates most effectively with their audience and contacts, allowing them to refine their future updates and engagement strategies. It’s very important to note that only channel admins can access this information. This means that, even if someone follows the same channel as you, you won’t be able to view their reactions to channel updates, as this feature is private and exclusive to channel admins,” adds the report.
WhatsApp users will soon be able to hide locked chats
Meta’s WhatsApp is in the process of developing a forthcoming feature that allows users to conceal their locked chats. This feature is currently in the development phase and is anticipated to be included in an upcoming app update. At present, the entry point for accessing locked chats is constantly visible in the chat list, even when a secured conversation is present. This means that, in the current setup, anyone with access to the phone can potentially identify the existence of locked chats, even if they cannot access them.
With the forthcoming feature activated, users will have the option to hide the entry point to locked chats and reveal them by entering a secret code in the search bar. This will offer an extra layer of privacy and security to users who wish to keep sensitive chats hidden from view.
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