Nov 23,2018 • Filed to: iPhone Recovery • Proven solutions

WhatsApp is the trendy social media that is very widely used and preferred. It is convenient and simple to use and can be used by a wide range of devices. At times you want to display the services or products that you or your organization is promoting. It would be very tedious and extremely slow to copy each message and send it to a large number of people separately. Now it is possible to write your message once and send your message to a definite broadcast list. Now let’s learn more about the WhatsApp broadcast feature.

Part 1. What is WhatsApp Broadcast Feature

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A WhatsApp broadcast list enables one to message several friends, known contacts simultaneously. WhatsApp broadcast lists are basically saved lists of WhatsApp message recipients that one can repetitively send broadcast messages to without having to choose them every time.

The key requirements for WhatsApp broadcast lists is that not only do all the pre-determined contacts involved need to be using WhatsApp but also their phone address book must contain the broadcaster's phone number (or it must be in their "Contacts" app). This ensures that WhatsApp users are protected from spam. If this was not the case, advertisers would be bombarding everybody with messages all day.

Part 2. Creating a WhatsApp Broadcast List

1. For iPhone

broadcast list on whatsapp
  • Start the WhatsApp application on the iPhone.
  • Select the "Chats" tab and go to the screen top left corner to find "Broadcast Lists". Select "New List" to generate a new Broadcast List.
  • Add new contacts to the list by selecting the "+" symbol or simply by typing the first few letters of recipients name.
  • Finally tap "Create" and the broadcast list is ready. WhatsApp displays a regular chat screen with names of recipient's names at the top. Broadcast a message to try out your newly created list.

2. For Android

  • Start the WhatsApp messenger on Android device.
  • Open the "Chat" interface.
  • Select the options button (top right-corner of the screen) and select "New Broadcast" list from the menu.
  • Add contacts to the list. Only contacts possessing your phone number in their address book will receive that message.
  • Maximum 256 different contacts can be included in a single broadcast list.
  • Select the "Create" button.

Part 3. Editing a WhatsApp Broadcast List

1. For iPhone

whatsapp broadcast list
  • To edit an existing Broadcast List, tap the blue "I" symbol next to it.
  • Then you may add a name to your list or remove recipients.
  • Select the "Edit List" button to edit the membership status of contacts on your list.

2. For Android

  • Start the WhatsApp messenger on Android device.
  • The "Chat" interface opens.
  • Select the broadcast list. The message window opens.
  • Select the "Broadcast List Info" from the drop down menu. The Main page of the broadcast list open.
  • Select the "Edit" icon to edit the list.

3. WhatsApp Broadcast vs WhatsApp Group Chat

A main difference between a WhatsApp broadcast and a WhatsApp group chat is that in the broadcast, the recipients do not know other individual recipients names. While in a WhatsApp group chat, each recipient knows the various recipients.

Part 4. Recovering Lost or Deleted Messages from WhatsApp

If you want to retrieve call logs, calendars, contacts, memos, sms, videos, memos and even WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger history, you can check out the iSkysoft Toolbox - iOS Data Recovery.

Why Choose This Software to Lost or Deleted Messages from WhatsApp:

  • Recover 20+ kinds of deleted files on iOS devices
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  • Selectively or entirely recover files for device, iTunes and iCloud backup
  • Easily transfer the files to computer
  • Get iOS (iOS 11 supported) devices out of screen error and white apple loop without data loss
  • Compatible with nearly all modes of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
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