Prime Minister Modi's WhatsApp channel amassed over 1 million followers within a single day
In addition to setting records for his social media presence on platforms like X, Facebook, and Instagram, Prime Minister Narendra Modi achieved a remarkable milestone on Wednesday. His WhatsApp channel garnered over one million subscribers in just one day. This achievement comes shortly after the introduction of the Channels feature on WhatsApp, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi joining the platform on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Modi is the most followed Indian on X with over 91 million followers.
Meanwhile, on Facebook, PM Modi has 48 million followers while on Instagram, he has over 78 million.
Days after WhatsApp introduced the Channels feature, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday joined the WhatsApp Channels.
“Thrilled to join the WhatsApp community! It is yet another step closer in our journey of continued interactions. Let's stay connected here! Here's a picture from the new Parliament building…” he said in his first post on WhatsApp Channels.
Meta on September 13 launched WhatsApp Channels in India and over 150 countries to deliver a private way to receive updates.
WhatsApp Channels are a one-way broadcast tool and deliver a private way to receive updates from people and organizations that matter to you, right within WhatsApp.
With Channels, WhatsApp's goal is to build the most private broadcast service available. Channels are separate from chats, and who you choose to follow is not visible to other followers.
WhatsApp Channels can be found in a new tab called ‘Updates' - where you'll find the Status and channels you choose to follow.