How to send one message to many people on WhatsApp outside groups

It’s a fact that not everybody is a fan of WhatsApp groups. But there comes a time when every WhatsApp user wants to share messages to many people without creating a group to add them

In that case, WhatsApp’s Broadcast list will come in handy. The Broadcast list feature allows WhatsApp users to send one message to many people outside of a WhatsApp group.

Once you send the message, recipients will instantly receive and reply you privately to your WhatsApp. Like WhatsApp groups, broadcast list have a maximum number of people to send messages to at once.

You can send a message to a maximum number of 256 people but on WhatsApp groups you can send to 257.

How to create a broadcast list and send messages to many people on Android

> Go to WhatsApp

> Tap the three dots to your right topmost of your screen.

> Tap “New broadcast”.

> Now tap any contacts that you want to your broadcast list.

> Tap the green check mark to successfully create a broadcast list.

Once you finish creating the broadcast list, you will see a new chat box in your chats which looks like a WhatsApp group.

> Enter the chat of the broadcast list

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> Write your message and send it. The message will be sent to all the contacts that you included in the broadcast list.

Note: Only those contacts who saved your number in their phone’s address book will receive the messages you send via WhatsApp’s broadcast list. This is because WhatsApp doesn’t want to promote spam.

Things you should know

✓Recipients of your message will see your message as a normal message in your chat screen.

✓When the recipient replies to your message, it will be privately sent you and not the other people on the broadcast list. You will see their private in their chat screen on your phone.

✓You will be able to check if your message was delivered and read by recipients on your broadcast list. You can check that on the Message info which you can read about hear.

✓You can send as many messagesas you like to your broadcast list.

✓You can send text messages, documents, audio photo or video to your WhatsApp broadcast list.

✓You can’t start a broadcast on desktop.

✓You can create as many broadcast list as you want particularly if you have more than 256 people who you want to communicate with.

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✓You can create a WhatsApp broadcast list with minimum number of 2 contacts.

✓WhatsApp encourages users to send reasonably few messages at a time to recipients on the broadcast list to ensure that your messages are received.

To make sure the messages are delivered accordingly, we suggest you don’t broadcast large amounts of messages at a time.

Add and remove members and change broadcast list name on Android

>Enter your WhatsApp broadcast list.

> Tap the three dots to your right topmost of your screen.

> Tap “Broadcast list info”.

> Now you can change the name of your broadcast list by tapping “Edit” or you can add new recipients to the broadcast list by tapping “Add recipient”. You can also remove existing recipients by tapping “Edit recipients” and tapping “x” next to the contact you want to remove and then tapping the green check mark.

Deleting a broadcast list on Android

>Enter your WhatsApp broadcast list.

> Tap the three dots to your right topmost of your screen.

> Tap “Broadcast list info”.

You need to tap “Delete broadcast list” and then press “Delete”. You have a choice of deciding whether to delete the media that was sent the in the broadcast list or not.

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iPhone or iOS WhatsApp broadcast list

How to create a broadcast list on iPhone

>Open your WhatsApp app.

>Tap “Broadcast Lists” at the top of the chats screen.

>Tap “New List” at the bottom of the Broadcast Lists screen.

>Search and select the contacts you want to add.

>Tap “Create” and your broadcast list will be created.

Add and remove members and change broadcast list name on Android

>Open your Broadcast Lists

>Tap the “i” icon next to the list you want to edit.

>In the List Info screen, you can change the name of your broadcast list and add or remove recipients from the list by tapping “Edit list”.

Delete a broadcast list on iPhone

>Tap the Broadcast Lists button at the top of the Chats screen.

>Swipe left on the broadcast list you want to delete.

>Tap “Delete.”

That’s all there’s is to know about sending messages to many people at once using WhatsApp’s Broadcast List feature.

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