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Indy100 has launched a new Whatsapp channel to bring you everything you love about The News Democracy to your favourite app.

You'll never miss a big story, the hilarious reactions to the news or any of our exclusive interviews or features.

What's more, we'll serve up the best images and videos directly to you, so you don't have to worry about heading out of WhatsApp to load them up.

Never miss a headline as our dedicated news team will keep you informed on the latest breaking news, exclusive features, gripping interviews and must-watch videos.

Signing up for our free service is simple, just follow the steps below:

How to join Indy100's WhatsApp channel

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  • Mobile users: Just press this link to sign up.
  • Desktop users: You can simply scan the QR code above on your phone.
  • Channels appear under ‘Updates’ tab. On an iPhone, that’s at bottom-left of the menu bar, while Android users will find it in the middle at the top of the screen.
  • If you can’t find the tab on your device try updating the app. You will then need to close WhatsApp and then open it again.
  • We'd love to be able to send you notifications - and we won't spam or bug you at all. To do this, you will need to unmute the Indy100 Channel by pressing the bell at the top of the Channel.
  • You can also mute and unmute by toggling the button under ‘Channel information’. You can navigate here by pressing on Indy100's name at the top of the Channel.

Messages will only be sent by our team at Indy100 and your information will be kept completely private - no one else will be able to see you are receiving our messages.

Following a Channel also won’t reveal your phone number to the admin.

You can leave the Channel at any time by navigating to ‘Channel information’ and pressing ‘unfollow’.

What are WhatsApp Channels?

WhatsApp launched Channels in June.

The feature means that WhatsApp works more like a social network than a conversation, replicating some of the functions of a news feed like those on other Meta apps such as Instagram and Facebook.

Channels means that users can follow people and organisations, who can then send out updates. WhatsApp described it as a “private broadcast service”: an account focused on travel updates might send a post to all of its followers informing them of delays, for instance.

It is just the latest feature that expands the functions of WhatsApp beyond the conversations and group chats it is well known for. It follows the introduction of Communities, for instance, which means that an organisation like a school can gather together people and chats under one umbrella.

You can read more about WhatsApp Channels at The Independent

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