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In the latest beta version of the WhatsApp messenger, the interface for distributing messages from channels in the «Status» has been updated.

After several months of work, WhatsApp launched channels. Although they have been available since the middle of the year, the platform continues to customize their use, adding new features for users.

One of them was spotted in the beta version of WhatsApp for Android 2.24.1.6. According to WABetaInfo, this version added the ability to forward messages from channels to «Status» (similar to Instagram-stories). As with Instagram Stories, users can go directly to the original feed posts by clicking on them in someone's status.

WhatsApp Channels, a tool for sending text, photos, videos, and more one-way, arrived on the platform in July of this year. These channels have a number of differences from the channels introduced and spread much earlier in Telegram. For example, history in WhatsApp channels is stored for only 30 days.

The day before, tools appeared on the platform that allow you to complain about harmful content published on channels and messages that may violate the policies of the platform. To do this, you need to tap on the icon with three dots in the upper right corner and select «Notify».