Bloomberg, one of the world's largest financial and economic news agencies, has decided to close its channel on WhatsApp messenger and transfer it to Telegram.
In mid-November, Bloomberg launched its channel on Telegram (@bloomberg), and in a few days, more than 13,000 people subscribed to it.
In early December, it became known that the agency would completely close its WhatsApp channel due to the changes in the methods of sending messages that were made by the messenger’s owner – Facebook.
Bloomberg stated, "The good news: We're trying out a Telegram channel, where you can get the same sort of news we shared there."
Earlier, we reported that WhatsApp is about to stop working on many devices in 2020, so maybe the future belongs to Telegram channels.
Bloomberg's WhatsApp channel was shut down on December 7. Bloomberg promises to publish about three messages per day on Telegram, including breaking news, summaries of biggest stories, and deep dives with background from Bloomberg reporters.
It is rather interesting that in order to subscribe to Bloomberg’s WhatsApp channel, you had to add a specific phone number to your contact list on the smartphone, while with Telegram, it's much easier to subscribe to Bloomberg’s channel with no need to use any phone numbers.
Currently, Bloomberg is officially presented on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Line, and it also has a dispatch of emails.