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Instagram Broadcast Channels

Good news for creators! now India has access to Instagram broadcast channels; here’s how it works:

There are now global broadcast channels on Instagram. The company says that it will help creators in creating a deeper connection with their followers. In February, the company, which is owned by Meta, started testing broadcast channels on Instagram. A public one-to-many messaging channel called a broadcast channel allows users to share text, video, and photo updates with all of their followers.

Additionally, creators can use voice notes for sharing the latest updates and behind-the-scenes memories. They can even make polls to collect feedback from viewers. Followers can react to things and cast votes in polls, but only creators can send messages through Instagram broadcast channels.

How does Instagram Broadcast Channels Work?

Instagram Broadcast Channels

By viewing a creator’s profile, hitting the bell icon, and selecting “broadcast channel,” followers can control their notifications from creators as well as leave or mute Instagram broadcast channels at any time.

By default, notifications are set to “some,” but users have the option to connect “all” or “none.” If a broadcast channel is not already added to a follower’s inbox, they will only receive the invitation notification for that channel. Once a channel is added, it will pop up in their inbox with other message threads, notifications will be turned on, and it will work just like any other chat once they are allowed.

Once the broadcast channel goes live, creators may get the “join channel” sticker in Stories or pin the channel link to their profile to encourage their followers to join.

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To join a broadcast channel, follow these steps:

Access the broadcast channel link from a creator’s Story sticker, the link pinned to their Instagram profile, or, if you are already a follower, the one-time notice sent when a creator starts a new channel.

Tap “Join a broadcast channel.” People who are not already following the creator will be allowed to do so.

After joining, users can express on posts and vote their votes in polls, but they cannot send messages. They can also offer a link to the broadcast channels of their favorite creators so that friends can join and follow.