How to forward channel updates
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Easily share interesting channel updates with friends and family by forwarding an update to an individual or group chat.
Forwarded 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. If you forward a channel update to someone who doesn't have channels yet, they'll still see the content from the update in the chat, but they won't be able to view the channel directly.
When you forward a channel update, you can share it with up to five chats at one time. If an update 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.
Forward a channel update
- From a WhatsApp Channel, hover over the update you want to forward, then click > Forward. If you want to forward multiple updates at once, check the box next to each one.
- Click orto forward the update.
- Search for or select the individual or group chats you want to forward the update to.
- Click orto share the update.