MOSCOW, 1 July. /TASS/. The ability to create channels will appear to users of the WhatsApp messenger. This was reported on the website of the service.

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“We are launching new groups, which send messages to the group will only be able administrator”, the message reads.

This feature will allow users to receive important announcements and messages, for example, from educational institutions, local governments and non-profit organizations, say the developers.

The possibility of channels that can be used for communication to the audience of news and other information were used in the messenger Telegram, so many media organizations and celebrities began to make their Telegram channels .

April 13 Telegram was blocked in Russia by a court decision because of the refusal to grant the FSB access to user messages.