What new feature is WhatsApp rolling out?

Meta's instant messaging app is testing new feature aimed at enhancing the process of sharing messages and media

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This representational image shows the WhatsApp icon. — Unsplash
This representational image shows the WhatsApp icon. — Unsplash

Meta's WhatsApp is set to bring a new feature to forward messages and media on channels to iOS in its latest update which will be rolled out soon.

According to WABetaInfo, the instant messaging app is testing a new channel feature with the public, aimed at enhancing the process of sharing messages and media.

This feature allows channel owners to forward messages, photos, videos, and graphics interchange formats (GIF) directly from any channel to their own channel effortlessly.

WhatsApp Channel owners can explore this feature by forwarding a message from their favourite channel and selecting their own channel in the forwarding picker screen to receive it.

This feature helps users forward updates directly to their channels without intermediary steps, enhancing the way information is shared across multiple channels.

Last week, this feature was announced only for Android users. However, according to WABetaInfo, it is now being rolled as part of the "WhatsApp for iOS 24.13.79 update" making it available to all iOS users.

It is important to note that this feature will be rolled out to some accounts in the coming weeks.

It is also better to regularly update WhatsApp from the App Store and the TestFlight app to get this feature in the future in case you don't have it after installing this update.