WhatsApp Channels are here: All you need to know about them

You'll be able to create your own WhatsApp channel.

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Key notes

  • Meta initially released the feature for 10 countries, but not it's expanding it globally.
  • You'll be able to follow your favorite celebrities and get a far more personal view of their life.
  • And, if you want to, you'll be able to create your own WhatsApp channel.
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WhatsApp Channels will be available everywhere, according to the latest blog post from the popular messaging platform. As their name suggests, they are special channels that you can subscribe to, similar to YouTube channels, let’s say. The only difference is that they’ll be inside WhatsApp.

Telegram already has this feature, and it allows users and public persons, alike, to create their own channels. People then can subscribe to them, and they’ll receive constant updates from that user.

WhatsApp was yet to come up with its own version, until recently when it launched WhatsApp channels in 10 countries, initially. But now, it seems the Meta company is planning on expanding the feature to over 150 countries, globally.

Today we’re excited to launch WhatsApp Channels to over 150 countries and deliver a private way to receive updates that matter to you. We’re welcoming thousands of organizations, sports teams, artists, and thought leaders that people can follow, right within WhatsApp.


As their announcement says, organizations, sports teams, artists, thought leaders, TV personalities, celebrities, and many others will be able to create their own WhatsApp channel. Within there, they can share content, news, and others, and build a community that other users can follow.

Plus, WhatsApp will make it possible for anyone to create a channel in the future.

WhatsApp Channels: Everything you need to know

By now, you should have an understanding of what a WhatsApp channel can do. By following or subscribing to one, you’ll get content and updates from that organization, or individual.

But here are some important things you need to know about them:

  1. Channels are separate from your chats.
  2. Who you choose to follow is not visible to others.
  3. Your personal information, whether we talk about you as a user or as an admin, will be protected.
  4. You can use an array of emojis to react to the updates or content within a channel and your identity will not be revealed.whatsapp channels
  5. WhatsApp will make it easier for you to find the most popular channels in your country. Plus, you’ll get a curated list of channels based on your interests and passions.
  6. You’ll be able to edit the content and updates that you post within your channels. And you will have up to 30 days to do so.
  7. WhatsApp will also integrate your feedback in future iterations of this feature. So make sure to note down all the changes that you want for WhatsApp Channels.

Needless to say, WhatsApp channels will most probably come to WhatsApp for Windows as well, and you’ll be able to keep in touch with the latest news and updates from the channels you follow on your desktop devices as well.

Will you use this new WhatsApp feature or not?

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