In addition, the tool lets you create as many lists as you like and send messages to up to 256 contacts at a time different from WhatsApp's forwarding feature, which has a sending limit for only five contacts. Another difference is that the list does not need to choose contacts every time you need to send something, because the setting is registered in the device. Here's a list of eight questions and answers about the WhatsApp broadcast list function.
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1. What is the transmission list?
The transmission list is a feature that makes it easy to share messages like text, audio, photo and video to two or more contacts at once on WhatsApp. This way, the user can send or forward the same content to several people simultaneously. The advantage of the function is that it does not indicate that the message has been forwarded to multiple contacts, unlike the native forwarding option. Thus, each recipient of the list receives the message privately.
2. What do I need to create a list?
The requirement of the platform for efficient delivery of messages is that members added to the transmission list need to have their number saved in the device. This way, only these people are able to receive your messages in this way. The feature for creating native broadcast lists for devices with Google and Apple systems.
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3. Is there a list limit to create?
No. The user can create as many transmission lists as he / she deems necessary, without any quantitative limitations. Interested parties can, for example, make a list for each event they organize.
4. How many contacts can be added?
The user can add up to 256 contacts to each transmission list. The minimum of two people on the list.
5. What is the difference between transmission list and message forwarding?
The transmission list allows the user to send or forward the same message to multiple contacts without "deducting" that the content was shared. That is, the recipient has no indication from the messenger that that content has been replicated for other conversations. In addition, the feature makes it possible to add up to 256 contacts to each list.
In the case of the "Forward" option, the user has the sending limit for only five contacts. The feature also informs recipients when a content has been shared from that method. Such features represent WhatsApp's efforts to prevent the spread of false news, also called fake news (see how to report). This situation led to the banishment of thousands of accounts during the 2018 Elections in Brazil.
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6. What to do if the contact does not receive your message?
The contact will not receive your message only if they have not saved their mobile number on the device. In this case, ask him to add his number to the contact list of the device.
7. Does the list's contacts receive the message from another member?
No. Messages sent by the contacts in the list only appear to you privately. This way, no member has access to the third party content, even if they are in the same list. Only the list creator's own messages are displayed to everyone.
8. What to do if not all messages have been delivered?
In this case it is important to evaluate if you have sent a large amount of messages in a very short time to the contacts in the list. Consider sending the content, be it text, photo or video slowly to ensure better processing of information in the system.
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