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What is WhatsApp Channels Feature? And How to Create WhatsApp Channel?


WhatsApp has introduced a new feature called ‘Channels,’ which serves as a one-way platform for sharing updates with your followers. This addition follows the rollout of the Communities feature more than a year ago.

In this article, we’ll delve into WhatsApp’s new Channel feature and provide a step-by-step guide on how to create your own WhatsApp channel.

If you’re an Indian user, rest assured that we’ll keep the language simple and easy to understand.


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What is WhatsApp ‘Channels’ Feature?

WhatsApp’s ‘Channels’ feature is designed to allow users to share updates and information with an unlimited audience.

This information can be conveyed through various formats such as text, images, videos, stickers, and links.

Channels have their dedicated space in a new tab called ‘Updates,’ separate from your regular chats with family, friends, and communities.

How to Create Your WhatsApp Channels?

Creating your own WhatsApp channel is a straightforward process. Follow these steps to get started:

  • Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your phone and navigate to the ‘Updates’ tab.
  • Step 2: Select ‘New Channel.’ Tap on ‘Get Started’ and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Step 3: Provide a name for your channel. Remember that you can change the name at any time.
  • Step 4: Optionally, you can add a description and an icon, or you can do this later.
  • Step 5: To create an icon, add an image from your phone or the web. Finally, tap on ‘Create Channel.’

Protecting Privacy and Ensuring User Safety

WhatsApp has taken measures to protect the privacy of its users within the Channel feature. Here’s how it safeguards your personal information:

1. Privacy within Channels:

  • Users viewing your channel won’t have access to your name, contact details, profile picture, or your interactions with the content.
  • Your voting in polls and reactions to content remain private.

2. Concealing Your Channels Activities:

  • Your contacts won’t be able to see the channels you follow or how you interact with channel content unless they are admins of the channels you follow.

3. Limited Information for Admins:

  • Admins who aren’t your contacts might see your profile picture and interactions with their channel content.
  • However, they can’t access your full phone number or profile name unless they have you saved as a contact.

Wind Up

WhatsApp’s new ‘Channels’ feature is a valuable addition for users who want to share updates and information with a wide audience.

By following the simple steps outlined in this article, you can easily create your own WhatsApp channels.

Rest assured, WhatsApp has put privacy safeguards in place, ensuring that your personal information remains secure and hidden from prying eyes.

So, get started with your channels and start sharing updates with your followers in no time.

Md Iqbal
Md Iqbal
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