WhatsApp recently introduced a new feature called Channels that allows you to create one-way communication channels for extensive and anonymous interactions. Channels function differently from standard chats, and admins can share different types of content such as text, images, videos, stickers, and polls, and their privacy and channel followers are protected.
WhatsApp usually tests new features in its beta version and then offers some of them in the public stable version. Thus, all the features that we see in the beta version of WhatsApp will not make it to the public version.
WhatsApp beta version 220.127.116.11, released through Google Play, has a new feature called Reply bar. According to the announcement WinBetaInfoThis feature allows users to easily respond to images, videos, and GIFs on the current page, thus improving the flow of conversation.
To access the Reply bar feature, you must download the latest WhatsApp beta version from the Google Play store and install it on your Android device. This feature is expected to be available to the general public soon.
WhatsApp has also worked on improving the overall user experience with a series of updates including a shortcut to easily add participants to group calls and the introduction of Flows to improve the in-app shopping experience. Another point is that the native version of WhatsApp for iPad is under development, and as a result, this company responds to the long-term demand of Apple tablet owners.