WhatsApp Channels Are Going Global
Guess what's happening today? Brace yourself because we're super thrilled to roll out WhatsApp Channels to more than 150 countries! It's like your VIP pass to a private hub where you can get all the updates that truly matter to you. Get ready to welcome thousands of awesome organizations, sports teams, artists, and thought leaders that you can now follow right here on WhatsApp. Exciting times ahead!
For all you newbies diving into Channels, here's the lowdown: we aim to create the most private broadcast service out there. Think of Channels as your secret hideaway, totally separate from your regular chats. And here's the cool part – who you choose to follow is your little secret; it's not visible to other followers. Plus, we've got the back of both admins and followers, keeping their info under lock and key. Your privacy, our priority!
Hey, big shoutout to all of you for the amazing vibes and positive feedback from our initial launch in ten countries. Now, as we spread the Channels love worldwide, here's the scoop on some cool updates we're bringing your way:
Exciting Updates for WhatsApp Channels:
- Easily discover channels tailored to your location with an enhanced directory.
- Explore new, most active, and popular channels based on the number of followers.
- Express yourself with emojis! React to channel updates and see the total count of reactions.
- Don't worry, your specific reactions won't be visible to other followers.
Editing (Coming Soon):
Admins, get ready to make tweaks! Soon, you'll have a 30-day window to edit your updates before they automatically bid farewell from our servers.
Spread the love! When you forward an update to chats or groups, it will include a handy link back to the channel so everyone can dive in and find out more.
Hold onto your hats because we're just getting started! Brace yourself for more awesome features and expansions in Channels, all thanks to the feedback pouring in from users like you. And here's a sneak peek into the future – in the coming months, we're gearing up to let anyone and everyone create their own channel. Get ready for the ride!
Curious to stay in the loop about our latest product updates straight from the source? Well, guess what? We've just launched the official WhatsApp Channel to spill all the beans and keep you in the know about what we're cooking up. Don't miss out on the good stuff!