How do I use a Broadcast List?

With the Broadcast List feature, you can send a message to several of your friends at once.

Broadcast Lists are saved lists of message recipients that you can repeatedly send broadcast messages to, without having to select them each time.

Creating a Broadcast List

To create a Broadcast List:

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Go to the Chats screen > Menu Button > New broadcast.
  3. Tap + or type in contact names to choose recipients from your contact list.
  4. Tap Done.
  5. Tap Create.

This will create a new list of broadcast recipients. When you send a message to the Broadcast List, it will send to all recipients in the list. The recipients will receive the message as a normal message. When they reply, it will appear as a normal message in your Chats screen; their reply will not be sent to other recipients in the Broadcast List.

Note: Only contacts who have added you to their phone's address book will receive your broadcast message. If your contact is not getting your broadcast messages, check to make sure they have added you to their address book. Broadcast Lists are a one-to-many communication. If you want your recipients to participate in a group conversation, you should create a Group Chat instead.

Editing a Broadcast List

  1. Open your Broadcast List.
  2. Tap the Menu Button > Broadcast list info.
  3. In the Broadcast list info screen you can:
    • Change the name of your Broadcast List by tapping the How do I use a Broadcast List? Pencil icon.
    • Add recipients to the list by tapping on the Add recipient... button.
    • Remove recipients by tapping, holding and selecting Remove {recipient} from broadcast list.

Learn more about using Broadcast Lists on: iPhone | Windows Phone | Nokia S40 | BlackBerry | Nokia S60 | BlackBerry 10

WhatsApp Support Team