April 9, 2014Published by: Drew Benvie

News media take to WhatsApp and WeChat

BBC WeChat and WhatsApp India

The BBC, which recently trialled its Instagram news service InstaFax, is now trialling further experimental news services to cover the news agenda in India, where the general elections are taking place.

BBC India has launched channels on WhatsApp and WeChat, using them for news gathering and content promotion in the region. Due to the popularity of the messaging apps, a global audience has tuned in, as you might expect...

To find the BBC on WeChat search for userID: BBCIndiaNews. For WhatsApp add the following number to your contacts: +919650801273. You will then receive a few stories daily. We've been following and the channels they are being run in Hindi and English language.

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