WhatsApp Channels: What is it and How to Use it?

Shubham Dutt

WhatsApp has finally announced Channels, a feature already available on its competitor Telegram.

WhatsApp Channels will let admins broadcast messages to their followers with one tap.

Users can choose what channels they want to follow and search for them via a searchable directory.

Once created, the channel's admin can send texts, photos, videos, stickers, and polls to followers.

Do note that profile photos and mobile numbers of every member, including admin, will be hidden.

Admins can further block screenshots and forwarding of messages shared in the channel.

As of now, only the selected accounts from WhatsApp will be able to create channels and not everyone.