New WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub Provides Tips on Communicating During the Crisis

The messaging app also donated $1 million to the International Fact-Checking Network

WhatsApp detailed two initiatives Wednesday aimed at helping its users cope with the coronavirus pandemic: the WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub, and a $1 million donation to the Poynter Institute‘s International Fact-Checking Network.

The WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub was created in partnership with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the United Nations Development Programme.

The goal is to provide simple, actionable guidance for people who rely on the Facebook-owned messaging application to communicate—health workers, educators, community leaders, nonprofits, local governments and local businesses—as well as to share accurate health information and reduce the spread of rumors.

WhatsApp is also working with the WHO and UNICEF to provide messaging hotlines for people around the world to use directly, which will provide reliable information and be listed on the WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub.




Subscribe today!

To Read the Full Story Become an Adweek+ Subscriber

View Subscription Options

Already a member? Sign in