Hi there, WhatsApp users! Have you ever been puzzled why some of your WhatsApp friends receive normal messages in their chatbox but somehow miss your broadcast message?
Yes, it is mysterious to a lot of folks here. We consider various scenarios, ranging from unplanned network outages to technical malfunctions. We may hold them responsible, but we can’t help but wonder if there is more to this story.
Our goal today is to determine the reason why certain recipients can receive regular messages from WhatsApp but cannot receive broadcast messages. Fasten your seatbelts, and let’s get started on the blog.
Why some recipients don’t receive Whatsapp broadcast message but can receive normal messages?
Imagine this: You send a broadcast message to a close friend, but they don’t receive it for whatever reason. However, they ironically receive your normal messages. Although this seems odd, we can promise it’s not a major issue, and we’ll find out why.
We are certain you’ve made a broadcast list, but have you not noticed what the app states when you choose people for that list?
They say only contacts with your number in their address book will receive your Broadcast messages. This clarifies why certain recipients are unable to receive your broadcast messages on WhatsApp. Yes, they aren’t receiving your messages since they don’t have your number saved.
Nonetheless, there is no restriction of this kind for normal messages. You may send normal messages to someone who doesn’t have your contact number saved in their phone book, and they will still get them without any problems.
You haven’t seen that message yet because you haven’t made a Broadcast list on WhatsApp. With that said, let us first walk you through creating a broadcast list.
Here’s how to go about it:
Step 1: Go to WhatsApp and tap the three vertical dot icons at the upper right corner.
Step 2: Upon doing so, a menu list appears on the screen. Make sure you click on the New Broadcast option present there.
Step 3: Next, you must select the people you wish to add to your broadcast list and tap the checkmark icon at the bottom right corner.
Step 3 will show you that WhatsApp explicitly states that messages will be sent to contacts that have your number in their address book. But if you think there could be a better explanation, we’ll review a few additional options down below.