In addition to Egypt, Chile, Malaysia, Morocco, Ukraine, Kenya, and Peru, WhatsApp’s Channels features are now available in seven additional countries, including Chile, Malaysia, Morocco, Ukraine, Kenya, and Egypt.
Earlier today, the company made the announcement via a Tweet and a Threads post.
A month ago, WhatsApp introduced Channels to users in Singapore and Colombia. The company launched this feature to allow users to receive information from NGOs, medical research institutions, fact-checking organizations, and local authorities. The company stated at the time of launch that it intends to make the feature available to everyone this year.
Channels are one-way conversations in which admins can convey text, images, and videos to channel members. These channels are located in a new “Updates” tab, where users can also monitor the channels of global or local organizations.
After testing it with a limited group of users, Instagram rolled out its Channels feature globally last month. On Instagram, however, Meta focuses on establishing a new communication channel for creators to interact with their followers.
This month, WhatsApp introduced a new standalone app for Wear OS that includes the ability to reply to messages, answer VoIP calls, and initiate new conversations.