← back to all news Newbury Weekly News launches news service on WhatsApp
The Berkshire-based Newbury Weekly News has launched a daily news service on WhatsApp and is also now publishing on Apple News. It’s a ground-breaking move from a family-owned independent publisher.
Newbury Weekly News editorial director Andy Murrill said: “The Newbury Weekly News is 151 years old but we are very much focused on the future.
“In addition to our award-winning Newburytoday website and newsfeeds on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn we are now excited to be publishing on WhatsApp and Apple News.
“This will deliver our content to a younger audience and build brand awareness among future readers.
“We know that WhatsApp users are not our traditional print readers so this initiative will extend our reach in our community and beyond to a younger demographic.
“Combined with our news channel on Apple News we are excited to be part of the future of news publishing via multi-platforms.”
Signing up for Newbury Weekly News content on WhatsApp is quick, easy and free. All you need to do is: . Download WhatsApp if you don’t already have it. . Add 07484 919596 as a new contact on your phone . Send the message ‘News’ to that number . You will receive a welcome message . If you no longer want to use the service simply WhatsApp ‘Stop’ to this contact and
The subscriber will receive one news story per day, directly to his or her phone. Thiough if there is a major incident in town - additional news may be sent to the subscriber.