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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 2, Jun 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
WhatsApp has been making multiple minor updates to the app in the last few months, but last week they made a significant feature launch, which is called WhatsApp Channels. They are bringing a newsfeed type of feature into WhatsApp, so basically your audience can select you as an organization-nonprofit, church, or a ministry along with other organizations that they like to follow. They can select all of them. They can even select individuals. And all the updates from these people that they’ve selected, and these organizations that they’ve selected will appear under one separate tab called channel updates. You see what WhatsApp is doing? So basically people can go to that tab called updates and they can get all the updates, all the posts or broadcasting that has been done from these organizations. You broadcast something, people can select a separate tab to receive all those broadcasts. I think it’s a significant move. Check it out, pass it on to your social media team.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 2, Jun 2023 with source links from Apple, Google, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Web3.
🗞️ News 1: Google Reminds Users to Move to Analytics-4 before 1st July Deadline
🗞️ News 2: WhatsApp Launches ‘Channels’, a Newsfeed-Like Broadcasting Feature
🗞️ News 3: Apple’s Vision Pro Mixed-Reality Headset Disrupts Media/Tech Industry
🗞️ News 4: LinkedIn Introduces AI Generated Copy Suggestions For Ad Campaigns
🗞️ News 5: [Web3] Lens Protocol Raises $15 Mn To Build Decentralized Social Media
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Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.