Following the announcement of WhatsApp channels in June, the service has now begun to roll out in 150 countries worldwide. In an effort to broaden its range of services for users, WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, shared an announcement on September 13 that it will roll out its broadcast-based messaging feature channels to more than 150 other countries over the coming weeks. The functionality allows individuals and groups to communicate with followers of their accounts by sending them text, images, videos, stickers, and polls. These channels feature famous people, athletic groups, creative individuals, and influential people.
The launch of the update was announced by Mark Zuckerberg on his brand new WhatsApp channel, adding that he is thrilled to bring a private method to get information from the individuals and organizations that users follow and from Mark’s own channel for disseminating news and updates about Meta. WhatsApp also brings in other enhancements, such as the ability to find channels to subscribe to that are automatically filtered depending on your country in the enhanced directory. Users may also browse the most recent, active, and well-liked channels. Emojis can be used as reactions to express opinions and to keep track of how many people have done so.
Followers cannot see how you respond, but the number of reactions and their type are visible. Soon, admins will be able to make changes to their updates for up to 30 days before WhatsApp automatically erases them from their servers. When you forward an update to chats or groups, a link back to the channel is included so that people may learn more. In order to preserve user privacy, the channel owner’s phone number won’t be made public. The Indian Cricket Team, Diljit Dosanjh, Netflix, Billboard, and Mark Zuckerberg are some of the first groups of channels that will be made available to WhatsApp users.
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