Please note that WhatsApp Channels are gradually rolling out and may not be available to everyone at the moment. Join the waitlist to receive notifications when WhatsApp Channels become accessible to you. Additionally, some features, including channel creation, may not be available in all regions.
WhatsApp Channels offer an excellent way to share updates and connect directly with your followers through the WhatsApp platform. To begin, you’ll need a WhatsApp account. If you don’t have one yet, you can learn how to create one here.
You can also access Channels through the WhatsApp Business app; more information on this can be found here. Ensure that your WhatsApp account is updated to the latest version for the best experience.For added security, consider enabling two-step verification not only for the WhatsApp account creating the channel but also for any admin accounts associated with it.
Creating Your WhatsApp Channel:
- Open WhatsApp on your mobile device and navigate to the Updates tab.
- Tap on the “+” symbol and select “New channel.”
- Start the setup process by tapping “Get started” and follow the onscreen instructions.
- To complete the channel setup, add a channel name. You can change the name later if needed.
- Customizing your channel is optional at this point:
- You can add a channel description to help potential followers understand your channel’s purpose.
- You can also enhance your channel’s visibility by adding an image as a channel icon from your device or the web.
- Once you’ve configured your preferences, tap “Create channel” to finalize the process.
Now that your WhatsApp channel is up and running, you can learn how to share updates by following this link.
To access your channel’s information page and obtain a shareable link, follow these steps:
- Open the Channels section by clicking on the Channels icon.
- Select your channel, and then click on its name.
- Click on “Copy link.”
For any assistance or inquiries related to your channel, don’t hesitate to contact support via WhatsApp Settings > Help > Contact us.
Creating a WhatsApp Channel is a valuable way to engage with your audience and share important updates, and now you have the steps to get started.
Join the waitlist if it’s not available to you yet, and when it is, follow these steps to create your channel and connect with your followers seamlessly.