Are you subscribed to any newsletter? WhatsApp would be working on a newsletter feature with which you could subscribe to your favorite content creators without leaving the app. According to Wabetainfo, the code of the latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android, the 184.108.40.206, includes references to a not yet implemented “Newsletters” feature, which would be developed at present.
Although the title as such could be a codename referring to another type of function, not necessarily a newsletter one, some references in the app’s code would indicate that this tool would be used for that purpose and that it would be found in WhatsApp’s Status tab, thus being away from both chats and groups.
According to data found by Wabetainfo, the Newsletters feature would give users full control over what they see and allow them to view the content they subscribe to in chronological order. At the moment, there does not appear to be any way to introduce ads or that algorithm-based recommendations will be implemented, although users’ names could be searched directly to join their newsletters.
As is obvious, the feature is still in the early stages of development, and it is not even known when it will be available to users who are part of WhatsApp’s beta testing program. A feature that reminds us of the still latent interest of users in newsletters, despite the fact that both Twitter and Facebook have abandoned these functions on their respective platforms.
WhatsApp would thus continue to add more features to its messaging app. Recently, WhastApp for iOS users received a picture in picture feature that allows them to open another application while on a video call. In addition, since last month, the app now allows uploading images without losing quality and includes new shortcuts to more easily block users.