WhatsApp has been on a feature rollout spree this year. After launching screen sharing and video messaging features on the platform, the messenger now allows users to join and create channels. Users can now create a channel to broadcast important updates to their audience. Once you join a channel, your contact information is kept hidden from other channel members. The communication in a WhatsApp Channel is strictly one-way, which means that the members cannot contribute to the discussion at all. However, they can react to the updates using emojis. In this article, we show you how to create a WhatsApp Channel and share it with other people.
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Create your WhatsApp Channel
Step 1: Launch the WhatsApp app on your phone and switch to the Updates tab.
Step 2: Tap the plus sign and select New Channel.
Step 3: Tap on Get Started.
Step 4: Name your channel. Make sure it is within the character limit. The Channel name can be changed later.
Step 5: Add a description and icon for the Channel. You can choose to do this later as well.
Step 6: Tap on Create Channel.
Your WhatsApp Channel will be created!
Share your WhatsApp Channel
If you want to share your WhatsApp Channel with your friends on other social media platforms, you can simply copy the link to the channel and post it in the appropriate place. Here’s how you can access and copy your WhatsApp Channel’s link.
Step 1: Tap the Channels icon.
Step 2: Tap your channel name.
Step 3: Tap on Copy Link.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I get Channels on WhatsApp?
You can access your subscribed channels on WhatsApp by switching to the Updates tab in the app. If you don’t see the Updates tab on WhatsApp, update the app and try again. Since this feature is being rolled out in a phased manner, it may take some time for it to be made available on your device.
What are WhatsApp Channels?
Channels are a way for people to communicate with their audience. You can broadcast important updates using a channel. Communication on a channel is strictly one-way. People subscribed to the channel can react to the updates but not contribute to them.
How do I create a WhatsApp Channel of my own?
Launch WhatsApp on your device and go to Updates>Plus>New Channel. Add a name for the channel and hit Create Channel to get started.
This is how you can create your WhatsApp Channel. You can also join the channels of celebrities, brands, and organisations by simply searching for them. Celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Diljt Dosanjh, Katrina Kaif and more already have their dedicated channels on WhatsApp.
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