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WhatsApp gets new look: Emulates Instagram Stories

Meta, the owner of Facebook and Instagram, has been on a long search for ways to make money from WhatsApp for years. Previously attempting to make the app paid, the company’s latest strategy involves generating revenue by displaying ads. In line with this strategy, Meta recently launched the “channels” feature.

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This feature, similar to Instagram, allows individuals or businesses to create their own communities and easily connect with them. Now, WhatsApp introduces a new way to share updates from a channel to your Status. Here are the details…

WhatsApp Update Alert: Improved Viewing for Shared Channel Updates

The latest WhatsApp update (v.2.24.1.6) for Android introduces a new way to share updates from a channel to your Status. This means when you share something from a channel, it will now look clearer and have its own special layout in your Status. Some people already have this feature, but more will get it in the next few weeks.

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So, if you want to see if you have this update, you can try sharing something from a channel to your Status. The update makes it easier for you to see and interact with these shared channel updates. The design is similar to how Instagram lets you share posts as Stories, which makes it more user-friendly and easy to understand.

However, all of these enhancements come with a price. As a person who is quite satisfied with WhatsApp as it is, I can say that every new change in the app implies a step closer to Meta’s advertising goals. Currently, WhatsApp serves as a simple messaging platform for connecting with those we care about. If it evolves beyond this, it’s highly likely that we’ll face a flood of advertisements.

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