Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined WhatsApp Channels on Tuesday.
Photo : IANS
Now, you can follow PM Modi
on the channel, where he can use one-way broadcasting to connect with his subscribers.
Modi shared a picture of him in the new Parliament building. In the caption, he wrote: “Thrilled to join the WhatsApp community! It is yet another step closer in our journey of continued interactions. Let's stay connected here! Here’s a picture from the new Parliament Building…”
WhatsApp channels is a feature the messaging platform introduced this year. On its website, the Meta-run app says: "Channels: a simple, reliable, and private way to receive important updates from people and organizations, right within WhatsApp. We’re building Channels in a new tab called Updates - where you’ll find Status and channels you choose to follow - separate from your chats with family, friends, and communities."
WhatsApp channels in a one-way broadcast tool for admins, who can send text, pictures, videos, stickers and polls. A user can follow their favorite celebrities, teams, hobbies etc on channels.
How to join a WhatsApp channel?
You can discover channels in the community tab. Go to Community, scroll down to Groups and select. If a group is closed, tap on it and send a join request. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's channel is not a closed one.
PM Modi will now be able to communicate with his subscribers on WhatsApp.