Gone are the days where news outlets are providing fax numbers to receive information. With the advancements of internet and smart phones with high speed wireless data, it is easier than ever to share information on the go while it is happening. BBC World News introduced for the first time WhatsApp as a contact number on its news service in February 2015.
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WhatsApp is most popular for its App to App calling, text messaging, picture and audio sharing. A small number of businesses are starting to see the potential to connect their consumers via communication Apps, like WhatsApp or Viber vs traditional calling or email. Most important, WhatsApp is free for Apple and Android platforms. With real-time messaging capabilities, it is no wonder it is the world’s best messaging App.
BBC News is the first News media outlet (at the time of writing) to utilize a Mobile App to connect with people globally. It is a major shift in communication with news agencies from non-traditional methods of phone calls and emails. For developing stories, it is remarkable to have communication from local people who cannot make long-distance calls or don’t have access to email. Scroll down on the “Greek debt” news article by BBC News here
It is an undeniable fact that almost everyone has a mobile phone these days. People used to hesitate to provide their mobile numbers 10 years ago, but with new privacy laws implemented in Canada, you can now give your mobile number relatively worry-free. Also with the advancement of mobile Apps like WhatsApp and Viber, it is easier to contact other people or simply ignore them.
On January 18, 2016, WhatsApp announced the removal of the annual fee restrictions for using App and kept it Ad-Free. This is a huge jump for this popular mobile App. With Chrome browser extension on a desktop, you can send and receive messages from your desktop computer at work or home.
It is the new wave of connecting businesses & news agencies with the public. The only question is who gets their hands on this technology to get the benefits first. DigiPix Inc. also welcomes users to contact us using WhatsApp and Facebook message on our website DigiPixinc.com.
Written By: Khurram Qureshi
Founder & consultant of DigiPix Inc.
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In 2005, Khurram Qureshi started DigiPix Inc. which started off as a design agency offering video editing to professional photography, video production & post production, website designs and 3D Animations and has now expanded towards online marketing and business consultancy. Khurram Qureshi also is a motivational figure and participates in local and international platforms. He also play a role in the local community development, helping local young minds get ready to enter the job market.