WhatsApp prepares for the biggest change in its history in a long time with the arrival of the channels. This long-awaited novelty since it was leaked a few months ago in a beta is already expanding internationally to more than 150 countries, including Spain. The global rollout will take place over the next few weeks and there is even a waiting list for you to be notified when the update is available to you.
This feature is not at all an invention of Meta or anything like that, since Telegram already had the channels for a long time. This is just one more copy by WhatsApp in its quest to become a clone of its main competitor. Channels work differently from groups or individual conversations and allow both influencers and companies to be more connected with users. From MovilZona we are already preparing a channel so that you do not miss any of the latest news and offers on smartphones, so keep an eye on our website.
The channels come to WhatsApp
So Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed it on his own Facebook profile, where he has also shared his personal WhatsApp channel in which he will regularly share content. The first is a video in which he informs everyone about the appearance of this news copied from Telegram and also indicates in his Facebook post how to access this feature:
‘Today we start rolling out WhatsApp channels worldwide and adding thousands of new channels that people can follow on WhatsApp. You can find Channels in the new Updates tab.’
In this way, Mark Zuckerberg welcomes artists like David Guetta or Olivia Rodrigoas well as soccer teams, starting with FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, although he hopes that many others will join the WhatsApp channels. Netflix also has its own to keep up to date with new series and movies that are yet to come; while the National Institute of Cybersecurity in Spain also has its own to share updated content on security and privacy on the Internet. We leave you the list of channels below to follow your favorites:
The list of WhatsApp channels will begin to expand in the following weeks and the official blog of the social network has provided features on this novelty that we have been seeing on Telegram for several years. These They are totally private and operate independently to your chats, but they stand out for the following:
- Find channels filtered automatically according to your country: most popular, active, new…
- As a user you can react to the channel creator’s content, but you cannot leave a comment or write anything.
- The WhatsApp channel creator can edit their posts for a maximum of 30 days.
WhatsApp has confirmed that over time they will add more features to the channels option. Likewise, in the coming months, anyone can create a chatbut for now we have to wait until its full deployment globally.