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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 1, Dec 2022) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
WhatsApp has confirmed to Tech Crunch that they are releasing a new feature called Message Yourself and rolling it out globally. This is similar to a feature that already exists with their competitor apps like Signal, where the feature is called Note to Self, where you select yourself as a contact and send yourself messages, like messages that could be reminders of notes or things you want to remember then you pin that chat right at the top so that you don’t miss it. So it’s a very simple feature, but what I wanted to bring to your attention as a leader of a church or ministry is, how WhatsApp is making itself indispensable in people’s everyday life. Already, millions of people in major parts of the world use WhatsApp for communicating with their friends and family.But now, with this note taking app, they’re going to be opening it every day, multiple times. So this is a good channel for you to reach and communicate with people. So do include this in your 2023 planning.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 1, December 2022 with source links from WhatsApp, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Porsche, Web3.
🗞️ News 1: Twitter launches Website Conversions Optimization (WCO) for ads
🗞️ News 2: WhatsApp releases ‘Message Yourself’ feature to access reminders/notes
🗞️ News 3: LinkedIn upgrades Company Pages experience with new updates & tools
🗞️ News 4: Pinterest is now available in new languages including Afrikaans
🗞️ News 5: [Web3] Porsche 911 & ‘Baby Shark’ part of major NFT projects & plans
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Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.