How to forward from channels to chat or status

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Easily share interesting channels or channel updates with friends and family by forwarding them on WhatsApp. You can forward from a channel to individual or group chats, or to your WhatsApp Status.
Forward a channel update to chat
  1. From a WhatsApp Channel, hover over the update you want to forward, then click
    menu
    > Forward. If you want to forward multiple updates at once, check the box next to each one.
  2. Click
    forward
    or
    forward
    to forward the update.
  3. Search for or select the individual or group chats you want to forward the update to.
  4. Click
    send
    or
    send
    to share the update.
Forward a channel share link to chat
You can find and forward the channel’s share link from the channel info page.
  1. Open Channels by clicking the Channels icon.
  2. Click to open the channel you want to share.
  3. Click the channel name to open the info page.
  4. Click Forward and select where to forward. You can search for or select the individual or group chats you want to forward the share link to.
  5. Click
    send
    or
    send
    to forward.
Notes about forwarding to chats:
  • Forwarded channel updates will have the "Forwarded" label and a link to the channel, so it's clear to people in the chat that the message came from somewhere else and wasn't written by you.
  • When you forward a channel update or share link, you can share it with up to five chats at one time. If an update or share link has already been forwarded into a chat, you can forward it to up to five more chats, including a maximum of one group chat. When an update has already been forwarded many times, it can only be forwarded to one chat at a time.
  • When an update or share link has already been forwarded many times, it can only be forwarded to one chat at a time.
Notes about forwarding to status:
  • For now, only these types of channel updates can be forwarded to status:
    • Text
    • Links
    • Photos
    • GIF
    • Video
  • You can’t forward from a channel to your status on the web just yet.
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