How WhatsApp can help you stay connected during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
WhatsApp helps you connect with those who matter most. Here are some of the ways you can use WhatsApp to look after friends and family, stay up to date with the latest official health information, and share information responsibly. If you’re new to WhatsApp or just need a refresher, here is a step-by-step guide on how to get started.
Use WhatsApp features, like groups, voice, and video calls to stay connected and provide support to loved ones even though you might not be able to be in the same place.
Choose reliable sources of information
Connect with local, national, and global organizations. Turn to trusted sources, like the World Health Organization or your national health ministry, for the latest information and guidelines.
Help prevent the spread of rumors
Think about the messages that you receive, because not everything you receive about coronavirus may be accurate. Verify the facts with other trusted official sources, fact checkers, or via the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) fact checking chatbot at +1 (727) 2912606. If you aren’t sure something’s true, don’t forward it.
We’re committed to providing community leaders support as you respond to this challenge. Learn how you can use WhatsApp to inform and stay connected to your community while people are worried about coronavirus.