Specifically, 12 different features are planned to be launched with the channels, the same ones appear below as indicated by the special medium:
interface: Channels will adopt the full-width messaging interface in the conversation.
verification status: Channels can be checked and are marked with a green check mark icon. However, the process for requesting verification remains unclear.
number of followers: The number of followers is indicated just below the channel name.
mute notification button: WhatsApp aims to improve user control over notifications of messages received from channels. To do this, a shortcut to mute can be accessed within the channel header.
identifier: Supports channel identifiers that are displayed in channel information.
actual follower count: The exact number of people following the channel can be found on the channel info screen. This count provides a true representation of a channel’s followers, as opposed to the approximations mentioned above.
shortcuts: WhatsApp is looking to introduce three new shortcuts to improve the user experience while browsing the channel information screen. These shortcuts allow for easy actions such as unfollowing, forwarding and sharing a channel with others.
Channel Description: The channel description will be displayed within the channel information screen and allows channel creators to provide additional information and context to followers, including the channel’s purpose.
silent notifications: An additional button is provided to easily mute the channel.
Visibility Status: A channel can be set to public, which allows anyone to find it and view the content shared.
confidentiality Channels provide a secure and private space where your information is kept private and secure.
complaints: If you encounter any issue on a channel you follow, you have the option to report the channel to the moderation team. If a channel violates the Terms of Service, it will be suspended and users will no longer be able to follow or view the channel’s content.