[ad_1] WhatsApp releases Channels feature; Katrina Kaif, Diljit Dosanjh join in
By: ET Online

WhatsApp releases Channels feature; Katrina Kaif, Diljit Dosanjh join in

Sep 16, 2023

​Over 150 countries​

Meta, the parent company of WhatsApp, is launching a new WhatsApp Channels feature for users in more than 150 countries.

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​WhatsApp Channels:​

The new feature is a broadcast service that allows users to receive private updates from celebrities, sports teams, and famous leaders. It aims to establish these platforms as central hubs for content creators to interact with their followers.

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​Celebrities onboard​

The Indian cricket team and celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Vijay Deverakonda, Neha Kakkar, and others have launched their WhatsApp Channels.

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In WhatsApp, channels operate separately from regular chats, and followers within a channel cannot see each other.

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How to create channel

Any WhatsApp user will have the ability to create a channel on the app by clicking on the 'Create channel' option, making it a versatile tool for content sharing and communication. WhatsApp Channels was initially launched in Colombia and Singapore in June.

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​Recommended channels​

Users will have access to recommended WhatsApp Channels based on their region and popularity. Similar to regular WhatsApp chats, users will be able to use emojis to react to messages within a channel.

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