WhatsApp Channels Feature is Now Available In Pakistan

A couple of months back, WhatsApp introduced an intriguing feature known as the ‘WhatsApp Channels Feature’ to its platform. These channels provide users with a private means to follow topics and interests of their choice, bearing a striking resemblance to the popular messaging app Telegram.

In an exciting development, as announced by Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, this service has now been made accessible worldwide, including Pakistan. Initially, it was launched in just eight countries, including Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, Singapore, and Ukraine. However, WhatsApp is gearing up to extend its availability to an additional 150 countries across the globe.

What sets WhatsApp Channels apart is their functionality, akin to Telegram’s approach. These channels offer a dedicated space where users can share updates and various content. It’s essential not to confuse them with the existing Broadcast Lists feature in WhatsApp, which has been around for quite some time. While Broadcast Lists send individual messages to each recipient on your list, channels are designed to allow you to share content openly with a potentially vast audience of millions of users.

An interesting facet of this development is that even Mark Zuckerberg himself has joined the bandwagon by creating his own channel, as depicted in the screenshot above. Through his channel, he aims to provide insights, updates, and news related to WhatsApp.

Locating channels within the WhatsApp application is straightforward. You can find them on the home screen by selecting the newly introduced “Updates” option. Within this tab, near the bottom, is where you’ll discover channels, along with status updates. Any additional channels you decide to follow will also be conveniently displayed within this section.

It’s worth noting that, due to the gradual rollout of various features, not all users may have access to every capability just yet. For instance, creating your own channel may not be an option for everyone at this moment. However, some users in Pakistan have already begun enjoying this feature, thanks to the presence of numerous Pakistani channels within the app, including popular ones like Geo News, among others.

To ensure you can fully explore and engage with channels, it’s advisable to check that you are using the most up-to-date version of WhatsApp available. This way, you’ll be well-equipped to dive into this exciting addition to the messaging platform.

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