Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has announced the expansion of WhatsApp Channels to more than 150 countries as part of its efforts to enhance engagement across its platforms. WhatsApp Channels enable users to receive private updates from celebrities, sports teams, and thought leaders.
Unlike regular WhatsApp chats, Channels are a broadcast service where followers are not visible to each other. This ensures privacy while allowing individuals to access exclusive content from their favorite public figures and organizations. Users will also have the option to react to messages in a channel using emojis.
To enhance user experience, WhatsApp will recommend channels based on popularity and region. This feature will enable users to discover new channels that align with their interests. The global availability of WhatsApp Channels is set to be rolled out gradually over the next few weeks and months.
Furthermore, Meta has announced that anyone with a WhatsApp account will have the ability to create their own channel on the app. This opens up opportunities for individuals and businesses to share content with their followers and build a dedicated community on WhatsApp.
With the expansion of WhatsApp Channels, Meta aims to increase user engagement and provide a more diverse and personalized experience for its users worldwide.
– WhatsApp Channels: A broadcast service on WhatsApp that allows users to receive private updates from public figures and organizations.
– Meta: The parent company of Facebook.
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