How To Create A Channel On WhatsApp Messenger?

How To Create A Channel On WhatsApp

Being the world’s biggest messaging application, Meta owned WhatsApp Messenger has become an important app globally. It has more than 2 billion active users worldwide. The reasons behind the success of WhatsApp are its modern and useful features which are easily accessible to its users. With its every new update, WhatsApp is introducing new features day-by-days.

How to create a channel on WhatsApp

 

Recently, Meta has introduced another new feature in WhatsApp app, and that is WhatsApp channel. It was definitely a much awaiting feature of WhatsApp because it was already present in its competitor, Telegram.

 

What is a WhatsApp channel?

WhatsApp channel is a broad-casting tool similar to WhatsApp group where you can add a number of people. However, unlike WhatsApp groups, the data of admin in a WhatsApp channel is permanently saved on WhatsApp cloud storage. WhatsApp user can follow the channels and can also create a channel to gather a huge community on a single platform. Unlike WhatsApp groups, you can search WhatsApp channels globally through a search bar.

But Meta has instroduced WhatsApp channel feature to target bigger audience on a single platform globally in the form of channels. This is because there is no limit of followers for a WhatsApp channel.

In short, WhatsApp channels are totally public (not public) and anyone can join by just searching it. And if you like any WhatsApp channel, just hit the follow button.

 

What’s the use of WhatsApp channel?

WhatsApp channels are beneficial for the users to represent their brand, apps, social media websites, entertainment programs, news and sports TV channels, online magazines and public figures etc.

Besides this, you can also use WhatsApp channels to promote and represent your business in WhatsApp community.

 

How to create a WhatsApp channel?

The overall procedure for the creation of a WhatsApp channel are similar for both Android and iOS devices. In order to create a WhatsApp channel, you need to follow the steps given below.

1. Go to Google Play Store or App Store and install the lastest version of WhatsApp Messenger application.

2. Now launch the WhatsApp app. You will see that the option of “Status” has been replaced by “Updates”.

3. Click on the updates. Here you will find the section of WhatsApp statuses on the upper side and the section of channels on the lower side.

4. In the channels section, click on the plus icon and then click on create a channel.

5. Now you will see a pop-up where you can read the rules and guidelines for WhatsApp channels and click on continue.

6. Now choose and type a name for your WhatsApp channel, write the channel description and upload a channel icon.

7. Lastly, click on the “Create channel” to create a WhatsApp channel.

It should be noted that WhatsApp is currently allowing only selective users to create a WhatsApp channel, especially verified members. Therefore, some users may not be able to create a channel right now.

How to use a WhatsApp channel?

Once you have created a WhatsApp channel, you must know how to use it as an admin. Actually, WhatsApp channels also appear as a conversation on the screen.

Click on your channel to open it. There will be a message box on the lower side same as groups. Here you can type a message to it in your community. In addition, you can also send photos, videos, GIFs, polls and documents in your WhatsApp channel. Followers, on another hand, can react on your messages by using emoji reactions. That’ll all.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is WhatsApp channel?

A WhatsApp channel is actually a public broad-casting service that provides the users a platform to share their messages, posts and other updates among their followers or a community. Followers, on another hand, can only react on your them.

 

2. Can I delete a WhatsApp channel?

Yes, if you have created a WhatsApp channel, you also delete it. Simply go to the details section of your channel, scroll down and click on the Delete channel option. Now give your phone number or email to authenticate. Once done, your channel will be deleted.

 

3. Can I search a WhatsApp channel through a search bar?

Yes, WhatsApp allows you to search WhatsApp channels globally through a search bar. This feature is essential to find out a particular channel on WhatsApp.

 

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