A waypoint is always directly linked to the route. Any waypoints you create will be visible to community members once the route has been published.
You also have the alternative option of creating a point that is independent of the route.
Please note, however, that a point can also have the category “waypoint“ (just like the categories “mountain hut“ or “viewpoint“) assigned to it. These are completely unrelated to the waypoints linked to routes.
Please also note that waypoints cannot be viewed while navigating.