We spend a lot of time on messaging apps that connect us with family and friends. From Facebook Messenger to Skype. But the most used app has the potential of reaching millions with services that others have not been able to roll out.
WhatsApp has more than a million users active every day. And there are services available that use the app to provide information and news to all. Here are some amazing services that can be used within the app.
Health departments and media conglomerates around the world create a WhatsApp account to notify users health news updates in times of a virus breakout. One such example is the service BBC began to update users on the Ebola virus. The same can be done by health organizations in our country to educate and inform users about the importance of hygiene and other medical info.
This service is of great use in our country. The need for political news updates every minute can get a lot of members to be connected and informed even without a TV. And with lower data costs, keeping track of the news will be preferred by everyone.
When you're out looking for the perfect job, there are many job portals who still prefer to send out alerts via the boring SMS. WhatsApp is used by many other people who like to keep users updated about the various vacancies available. Many of these messages are forwarded to friends and families too.
Citizens of various countries have realized the power of media. Some have taken it upon themselves to help the community by creating their own stories. Understanding the possibilities, many news companies have started using WhatsApp to get eyewitness news and information from the general public.
We know what it feels like to stayed glued to the numbers during elections. But not every person may be willing to refresh the web pages for the new statistics. Using WhatsApp many news channels can give subscribers the convenience of getting all the updates will they are on the move or even when they check their messages.
If you're willing to stay updated on the news and events in your local area, then there are certain news providers who do provide all the updates.
Although WhatsApp is free of inbuilt ad popups, there may be the possibility of many services messaging you and enticing you about offers and discounts. The developers have maintained that WhatsApp shall remain ad-free, but only time will tell home things will work out.