How to send a WhatsApp message to multiple contacts

If you haven’t tried it yet, you can use the “Broadcast” feature in WhatsApp to send messages to all or selected multiple contacts at the same time. Let’s take a look at how to send a WhatsApp message to multiple contacts at the same time using the broadcast feature on iPhone and Android phones.

Transfer WhatsApp messages

Often we come across the need to send the same or a common message to all or selected multiple contacts on WhatsApp.

While this can be accomplished by sending a group message or forwarding a message in WhatsApp, the right feature for this purpose is the “Broadcast” feature in WhatsApp.

It’s worth noting that when you send a WhatsApp message to multiple contacts using the broadcast feature, your message will only be sent to the contacts who have your phone number in their address book. This restriction was introduced by WhatsApp to prevent spammers from abusing this feature.

Send WhatsApp message to multiple contacts on Android phone

1. Open Whatsapp on your iPhone

2. Make sure you’re on the Chats screen by tapping chats icon located at the bottom of your screen (see image below).

tab

3. Next, tap the channel list Shortcut.

Broadcast List Tap WhatsApp iPhone

4. On the next screen, scroll down and tap New list.

Create a new broadcast list tab on WhatsApp iPhone

5. Next, add recipients to your broadcast list by tapping the circle next to contact names.

Add contacts to WhatsApp broadcast list on iPhone

6. After adding contacts to WhatsApp broadcast list, tap Create (See picture above).

7. On the next screen, enter yours news and tap Send, to broadcast your message to multiple contacts listed in the broadcast list.

Send message to multiple WhatsApp contacts on iPhone

Edit WhatsApp broadcast list on iPhone

After you send your message to multiple contacts using the broadcast feature in WhatsApp, the message will be saved like any other message and you can use the broadcast list to send more messages.

You can also name your broadcast list, add or remove recipients by following the steps below.

1. Open Whatsapp on your iPhone and tap the channel list Shortcut.

2. On the next screen, tap “I” next to the broadcast list you just created.

WhatsApp Broadcast List Info icon on iPhone

3. On the next screen you can type a Surname for the broadcast list and tap Edit list… Option to add or remove receivers to the broadcast list (see image below).

Edit WhatsApp broadcast list on iPhone

Send WhatsApp message to multiple contacts on Android phone

Follow the steps below to send WhatsApp messages from your Android phone to multiple contacts at the same time.

1. Open Whatsapp on your Android phone.

2. Next, make sure you are on the Chats tab and tap 3 points Menu icon located in the top right corner of your screen.

WhatsApp 3 dots menu icon on Android phone

3. Tap on in the drop-down menu New broadcast (See image below).

WhatsApp New Broadcast List Option on Android Phone

4. On the next screen, add recipients to your broadcast list by tapping contact names (See image below).

Add contacts to WhatsApp broadcast list on Android phone

5. After adding contacts to the broadcast list, tap Green button located in the bottom right corner of your screen (see image above).

6. On the next screen, enter your message and tap Send Button to send your message to multiple contacts listed in your broadcast list.

Send message to multiple contacts in WhatsApp broadcast list on Android phone

Edit WhatsApp broadcast list on Android phone

Once you send a message to multiple contacts using the broadcast feature in WhatsApp, the broadcast list is saved like any other chat conversation.

You can use this list to send more messages in the future and also add or remove contacts from the broadcast list by following the steps below.

1. Open Whatsapp on your Android phone.

2. On the Chats screen, tap release list that you just created.

3. Next tap on the 3 dot menu icon and tap on Information about the broadcast list.

WhatsApp Broadcast List Info Option on Android Phone

4. On the next screen you can add recipients to your broadcast list by tapping + plus icon and give your broadcast list a name by tapping pencil icon.

Change WhatsApp broadcast list on Android phone

You can remove recipients from the broadcast list by tapping and holding Contact Surname. A menu will appear on the screen. Tap on the Remove contact’s name from broadcast list option (see image below).

Remove contact from WhatsApp broadcast list on Android phone

Whatsapp broadcast vs whatsapp group

If you’ve used WhatsApp groups, you might be wondering how sending a message in WhatsApp differs from sending a group message.

Well, the difference lies in the privacy of the recipients. The recipient list in WhatsApp Broadcast remains private and each recipient will receive the message as if it were only for him/her.

In the case of a WhatsApp group, the group members are known to each other and when a group message is received, each recipient becomes aware of others in the group who have also received the same message.

To explain this better, sending a group message in WhatsApp is like using the CC (Carbon Copy) option in an email. While sending a message in WhatsApp is like using BCC (blind carbon copy).

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