WhatsApp Channels is now Live Globally

WhatsApp Channels

Users in India and other nations are starting to receive WhatsApp Channels, the newest feature of the Meta-owned messaging app designed to boost engagement.

These channels, which are intended as a one-way broadcast tool, let users share updates with several WhatsApp users. Currently, viewers can use a directory to look for a channel made by their preferred business, celebrity, or content producer. The channel owner’s messages will be able to elicit responses from members.

On Wednesday, the messaging platform owned by Meta revealed that WhatsApp Channels are now available to users in 150 countries, including India. In the upcoming weeks, all users should be able to access the feature, which was earlier this year seen in development.

Users who are interested in receiving information about the platform can subscribe to the official WhatsApp Channel, which was announced by co-founder and CEO of Meta Mark Zuckerberg. Similar functionality is already supported by Instagram, and users of Telegram, a competing network, can also join one-way broadcast channels.

On iOS and Android smartphones, a new tab called Updates will appear, where WhatsApp Channels are presented. Both WhatsApp Status updates and the brand-new WhatsApp Channels feature will be accessible from this tab. Users may also view channels that are popular on WhatsApp according on follower count, most active, and new by accessing an improved director that is sorted based on their country.

Users with a valid invite link can join WhatsApp Channels. The app will not reveal the phone number of the user who created the channel in order to maintain user privacy. Members will be unable to see other members who have joined the same channel, and their phone numbers will be kept private from the channel owner.

Messages sent with WhatsApp According to the firm, channels will be visible for 30 days. Members of the channel can react to messages, but they cannot respond to them. End-to-end encryption does not secure messages broadcast in a channel.

According to WhatsApp, end-to-end encryption will continue to be used to protect all other types of communication, including direct messages, group chats, calls, status updates, and attachments.

The Indian Cricket team and famous people who have all made channels on the app, including Diljit Dosanjh, Neha Kakkar, and Katrina Kaif, have teamed with Meta to promote the feature and increase engagement with the new WhatsApp Channels feature. According to WhatsApp, anyone will be able to build a channel in the upcoming months.

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