Instant messaging application WhatsApp comes with a handy feature called Broadcast List, which allows you to send a mass text to multiple users without the constraints of a standard group message. When you send a message to users in a designated Broadcast List, the message will send to all recipients as a normal message, meaning that any replies will appear as a standard message in your Chats screen as opposed to a common group thread.
This tutorial will walk you through the specifics of the Broadcast List feature and teach you how to add, edit, and remove lists from WhatsApp.
How To Use a Broadcast List on WhatsApp
This guide will outline the process of creating and editing Broadcast Lists on Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone users. Owners of other devices should refer to WhatsApp's FAQ page, which also outlines the process for Nokia and BlackBerry.
Create Broadcast List on Android
Launch WhatsApp, and go to your Chats screen. Tap the Menu button followed by New broadcast.
Tap +, or type in the names of the contacts who you'd like to receive your message. Then tap Done > Create. This will create a new list of broadcast recipients.
Once created, you do have the possibility of adding or deleting contacts from your list. To do this, open your Broadcast List, and tap the Menu button followed by Broadcast List info.
From this screen, you can choose to change the name of your Broadcast List by tapping the pencil icon, add recipients to the list by tapping the Add recipient button, or remove recipients by tapping, holding, and selecting Remove from broadcast list.
Create Broadcast List on iPhone
To create a Broadcast List on iPhone, simply launch WhatsApp, and tap Broadcast List at the top of the Chats screen. Then tap New List at the bottom of the Broadcast Lists screen.
Type your contacts' names or press the + button to add contacts from your contact list. Then tap Create to finish creating your list.
Broadcast Lists can be edited once created. To do this, open your Broadcast Lists, and tap the i button next to the list you'd like to edit. From here, you can choose to change the name of your list or add or remove recipients from the list by selecting Edit list.
Create Broadcast List on Windows Phone
Open WhatsApp and tap More > broadcast lists. Next, tap + at the bottom of the Broadcast Lists screen.
From here, you can either type the name of a contact or tap + add recipients to choose from your contact list. Tap the create icon at the bottom of the screen to finish making your list.
To edit your Broadcast List, simply open your Broadcast List, and tap More > list info. From this screen, you can choose to change the name of your List by tapping the Edit option shown next to the name, add recipients to your list by tapping + add recipients at the bottom of your screen, or remove recipients by tapping and holding the recipient's name and selecting remove.
You can also delete the Broadcast List entirely by tapping More > delete.