WhatsApp Channel is currently in the process of rolling out, but it’s not universally accessible yet. If you’re eager to get your hands on it, join the waitlist for updates on its availability in your region.
WhatsApp Channel? What Is it?
In places where WhatsApp Channels is live, we’re introducing new features gradually. Some functions, such as channel creation, may not be accessible to you at this time.
Creating a channel on WhatsApp allows you to directly engage with your followers and share important updates. To get started, you’ll need a WhatsApp account. If you don’t have one, learn how to create one [link here]. You can also access Channels via the WhatsApp Business app; find out more. Ensure your WhatsApp account is up to date to enhance the security of your channel. Consider enabling two-step verification for both the account that creates the channel and any admin accounts for added protection.
As a newly established channel, gaining subscribers might require you to actively share your channel link with others. Alternatively, subscribers can locate your channel by searching for its name. To find and share your channel link:
- Open WhatsApp and access the Channels feature.
- Click on “Channel,” then select your channel’s name.
- Your channel link can be found here. Copy it and start sharing to expand your channel’s reach.
Please keep in mind that this feature is gradually rolling out across different regions, so it may take some time before it becomes available in your area. Additionally, specific functionalities like channel creation may not yet be accessible in all regions. While you can subscribe to new channels, creating a new channel may not be an option at this time.
If you don’t see the feature in your app, consider updating to the latest version from your respective app store to enjoy the latest WhatsApp features, including Channels.