WhatsApp Channels: Unveiling All About WhatsApp Latest Feature!

Meta has announced a new WhatsApp channels feature that is going to be very useful for brands and content creators or influencers. In that users can follow updates from brands or creators.

These channels are one-way means admins can send text, photos, videos, stickers, and polls, and their followers can only view them and add their reactions using emojis like Instagram channels.

WhatsApp Channel
WhatsApp Channel Reactions

Channels exist independently from private messaging, aiming to assist users in staying updated with content from individuals and organizations they value.

WhatsApp Channels have expanded their reach to more than 150 countries, India included. Among the well-known people who have jumped on board are Katrina Kaif, Diljit Dosanjh, Akshay Kumar, and even Facebook’s own Mark Zuckerberg, all launching their unique WhatsApp Channels.

WhatsApp Channels List
WhatsApp Channels List

Note: WhatsApp Channels has begun rolling out but isn’t available for all users yet so wait for it soon it will be reaching your phone.

Where to Find this WhatsApp Channels?

If you are lucky and you updated your WhatsApp to the latest version from PlayStore then you can find channels under the Updates tab (formerly known as Status tab).

WhatsApp Channel
WhatsApp Channel updates tab

Control WhatsApp channels Updates

Receiving updates from the channels you follow, the choice is yours:

  1. Channel Notifications: By default, notifications are turned off. To receive alerts about new updates, simply enable notifications for each channel you follow.
  2. Easily Accessible: Channels are located in the bottom Updates tab. You have the flexibility to browse them whenever you like.
  3. Follow at Your Pace: Unlike automatic subscriptions, you have the freedom to explore channels before deciding to follow them. Plus, you can unfollow a channel at any time.

Private Way To Follow Channels

Your privacy is always a top concern:

  1. Anonymous Following: Others who view a channel, including fellow followers, won’t know who else is following it. Your profile details and interactions with channel content (like emoji reactions or poll votes) are hidden from them. They can’t see your name, phone number, or profile picture. This is really cool, right?
  2. Admin Insights: Channel admins may see your profile photo alongside emoji reactions or poll votes, depending on your privacy settings. However, they can’t access your complete phone number or profile name unless they have you saved as a contact.

How to Create a New WhatsApp Channel?

  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone.
  2. Go to the Updates tab.
  3. Tap the Plus and select New channel.
  4. Tap Get Started and accept updates to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
  5. Add a channel name.

Now you have successfully created your own WhatsApp channel. Share channel links to your social media so people can follow your channel and stay updated with your content.
You can also read out WhatsApp Channels Guidelines

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