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What’s up with WhatsApp?

Staying connected with parents, leaders or just the church community has always been important. Navigating the world of online communication is still a daunting task, however, many communities are using WhatsApp as a simple way to build and connect community.

What is WhatsApp?

At it’s core, WhatsApp is a messaging app designed to keep you in touch with others. It works on smartphones, allowing you to send text messages, make voice and video calls, and share photos and videos. The beauty of WhatsApp lies in its user-friendly layout, making it accessible even for those who are less familiar with technology.

Here’s how you can get started

First, download WhatsApp from your app store, create an account with your phone number, and you’re ready to go. It is a very simple set up.

Creating a group

Once you’re on WhatsApp, you can easily create a group by selecting the ‘New Group’ option. You can invite various leaders, the parents of youth members, etc. by adding their phone numbers, and voila – you have a dedicated space for community communication.

Sharing updates and information

Keep everyone in the loop by sharing important updates and event details. By keeping these communications to the group, it is an easy way for members to stay informed without feeling overwhelmed by a flood of emails or messages.

Tips for safe usage

You can secure your account by setting up a PIN for added protection. This ensures that even if someone else gains access to your phone, they won’t be able to use your WhatsApp without the PIN.
Make sure that you’re mindful of the group settings and consider adjusting these to restrict who can add you to groups. This added extra layer of control helps you with your community connections. Make sure that you continue to verify your contacts before sharing sensitive information—WhatsApp provides a handy ‘verify’ feature for added assurance.

In conclusion, WhatsApp provides a friendly platform to build community – no wonder it is a popular communication tool. If you’re looking for a way to simplify communication, share events and keep up-to-date with your community, then perhaps check it out.

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