First major update of 2024 for WhatsApp Channels

These features were announced by the company / Photo courtesy of Meta
These features were announced by the company / Photo courtesy of Meta

Meta has rolled out its first major update of 2024 for WhatsApp Channels.

Note that WhatsApp introduced the Channels feature in June 2023, which was initially limited to a few countries, but in September, it was rolled out to users worldwide, including Pakistan.

Users can get updates on their favorite personalities, sports and other topics through channels.

In November, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the number of people using WhatsApp channels has crossed 500 million in just 7 weeks.

Considering the popularity of WhatsApp channels, Meta has announced to add more features to it.

A statement issued by Metta said that features like voice notes, polls and additional admins are being added to WhatsApp channels.

According to the statement, now WhatsApp channel operators will be able to share voice updates with their followers, which will increase engagement minutes.

According to the company, 7 billion voice messages are sent by WhatsApp users every day.

Similarly, the option of conducting polls on various topics is also being added to WhatsApp channels.

Right now users can only express their reactions through emojis in channels.

Another new feature is to share channel updates in WhatsApp status.

This feature will help channel admins to promote their channel.

According to Meta, it will now be possible to add up to 15 admins to run a channel, which will speed up the process of sharing updates with users.

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