4 April 2017

How to Send Messages Using WhatsApp Broadcast List

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WhatsApp is loaded with so many features and that's the reason why it is one of the most popular instant messaging apps. There are several ways by which you can chat with other people on WhatsApp. For example, you can send messages to individual contacts, use group chat or broadcast feature. Out of these three options, Broadcast is the most unused feature of WhatsApp, yet it's useful.

WhatsApp Broadcast Lists

With Broadcast feature, you can send messages to multiple contacts at once. But the same can be possible with WhatsApp group. Right? The main difference between the two is, WhatsApp group is more like a group discussion where more than one members can chat simultaneously, while broadcast allows you to send private messages to multiple contacts and they can reply to your messages only in personal chat.

When you want to send any important message to a number of people personally, you can use the broadcast feature. On the other hand, WhatsApp group can be used to do regular group chat with your friends or family members. Now let's discuss how you can use this WhatsApp broadcast feature and send messages to multiple contacts at once.

How to create broadcast list in WhatsApp

Here's a step-by-step guide -
  1. First, open WhatsApp and tap the menu button (three dots button at the top-right corner of the screen).

    WhatsApp Menu

  2. Next, click "New broadcast" option.
  3. Now select the contacts you want to add in the broadcast list. You can add up to 256 recipients in a single list.

    Add recipients in list

  4. Once you've selected contacts, tap the tick mark button to continue.
  5. To give a name to your broadcast list, simply open list info section, tap pencil icon and type broadcast list name. From here, you can manage list by adding more recipients, deleting and renaming it anytime.

    Edit Broadcast List
Now when you will send a message to the broadcast list, WhatsApp will automatically send it to all recipients in the list. Note that, only those people will receive your messages who have saved your number in their address book.

The recipients will receive your messages in their individual chats. Unlike WhatsApp group, when someone will reply to your message, it won't be sent to other recipients in the broadcast list i.e., everything will be private between you and each recipient.
So this is all you need to know about WhatsApp broadcast lists. Now go and try this amazing feature and let's know your personal reviews. If you have any questions in your mind, feel free to share them in the comment box.

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