GPonline launches WhatsApp channel

GPonline has launched a new WhatsApp channel so you have another way to stay up to date with the latest news, and receive updates about our education, GP training and career articles direct to your phone.

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WhatsApp channels let you privately follow people, news outlets, sports teams, artists and thought leaders who you want to get updates from.

Below is everything you need to know about GPonline’s new channel and how to join - or click here now.

Why join the GPonline WhatsApp channel?

This tool allows relevant updates to be sent directly to your phone. If you join the channel you are only one tap away from being taken straight to GPonline’s latest story or podcast. 

How do I join the GPonline WhatsApp channel?

You will need WhatsApp on your phone. Click here for an explanation on how to download WhatsApp onto your device. 

If you are reading this on your mobile phone or desktop, the simplest way to join GPonline on WhatsApp is to click on this invite link where you will be taken straight to the channel.

When you are on the GPonline page tap on ‘follow’ that is in the top right-hand corner of the page and you will be able to view all upcoming content in the channel. 

Is it free to join?

Yes, WhatsApp is free to download and you do not need to pay to join the GPonline channel.

Will my private details be seen by others?

No. Your name, number and picture are completely invisible to everyone who is in the channel. The channel’s admins will not be able to see you either and you will not be able to see them. No-one will know you follow the channel and you will not see other people who follow. 

Can I send messages in the channel?

No. You will only be able to click on the links to read the articles or listen to the podcasts.

You will, however, be able to leave reactions to articles in the channel using emojis. You will also be able to forward the GPonline articles within your own personal chats if you wish. Or you can share the channel link with your WhatsApp contacts. To do this, click on the three dots in the top right-hand corner, tap 'channel info' and you will see 'forward' or 'copy link' appear.  

Content within the GPonline channel will only be stored for 30 days. 

How do I get WhatsApp notifications from GPonline?

Head to the GPonline channel page. At the top of the bar on the right-hand side there are three icons and a bell appears in the middle. If there is a line going through the bell, tap on it and you will then be told that notifications have now been turned on. 

If you want to turn the notifications off, tap on the bell and a line will appear through it. 

Now I follow, how can I find GPonline on WhatsApp?

Open your WhatsApp home page. Tap on ‘Updates’ that appears on the bottom panel. GPonline will appear in your list of channels. If you are in many channels and can’t see it you can search for GPonline in the search bar at the top. 

Click here to join the GPonline WhatsApp channel. 

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