WhatsApp has announced the expansion of WhatsApp Channel features to users worldwide, including Thailand, after previous testing in Colombia and Singapore. The WhatsApp Channel is a one-way communication feature, similar to Instagram’s Broadcast, that allows administrators to send content such as text, images, videos, stickers, and polls to their channel followers. The channel search function is located in the Updates tab, separate from regular chats with contacts.
WhatsApp’s approach emphasizes user privacy. Following a channel will not disclose the administrator’s phone number to other administrators or followers of the same channel. Each channel’s followers and their activities will remain private. The message history of channels will only be stored for 30 days, and administrators have the option to disable screen captures.
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TLDR: WhatsApp has expanded the WhatsApp Channel feature to global users, including Thailand, after previous testing in Colombia and Singapore. This feature allows administrators to send content to their channel followers, with an emphasis on user privacy. Message history is stored for 30 days, and screen captures can be disabled.