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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 1, Oct 2022) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
WhatsApp has announced that they are launching a new feature called call links that allows you to create a link for an ongoing audio or video group chat and share it with anyone on WhatsApp and clicking that link and they will be able to enter that chat.So could be a useful feature in multiple ways. When it comes to ministries, this is not a new feature, there are lots of other messaging apps that already have it. But this feature coming to WhatsApp is a big deal because from a ministry context, WhatsApp has end to end encryption and I know many nonprofit, churches and ministries listening to me use WhatsApp widely for community building, for chatting with teams, etc. So in many ways, whether it’s an internal meeting or an external meeting like a prayer group or small groups, you can use this link feature to let people in and join your call easily without having to share the group, let them invite adding them, adding their name and soon.So it makes it easier you.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 1, October 2022 with source links from WhatsApp, Meta, Netflix, YouTube, NFT, Web3.
🗞️ News 1: YouTube Shorts gets Voiceover; Instagram won’t clip 1-min long Stories
🗞️ News 2: WhatsApp launches Call Links feature for both Audio & Video chats
🗞️ News 3: Meta makes it easier to switch between Facebook & Instagram Accounts
🗞️ News 4: Netflix announces ‘Game Handles’ feature to grow in-app social gaming
🗞️ News 5: [Web3] The 255-year old, Christie’s, launches its NFT Auction Platform
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Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.