Channels, similar to Telegram, were introduced to WhatsApp a few months ago as a private way to follow what you care about.
This was once only available in eight countries, but it has now been pushed out internationally, including Pakistan, as stated by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Channels 1st Introduced In These Countries
It were first established in Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, Singapore, and Ukraine, but they are now expanding to 150 additional countries worldwide.
However, this WhatsApp feature which is similar to Telegram, allow you to broadcast updates and other content in a distinct location.
It is not to be confused with WhatsApp’s Broadcast Lists, which have been around for a long time, where function distributes messages to everyone on your list individually, whereas this feature gives you a space where millions of people can follow publicly.
Meta CEO Channel
Mark Zuckerburg, as seen in the screenshot above, has also started his own channel to give WhatsApp thoughts, updates, and news.
The feature can be discovered on the app’s homescreen under the new “Updates” option. Near the bottom of this tab are Status updates as well as channels. Your following channels will be displayed here as well.
Some features are now unavailable due to the progressive rollout of others. For example, you might not be able to create your own channel right now.
Already Created WhatsApp Channels in Pakistan
However, some are able to do so in Pakistan because the app already has numerous Pakistani channels, such as Geo News and others.
To see channels, make sure your WhatsApp app is up to date.
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