Edinburgh Evening News' WhatsApp service: Join and get the latest news from the Capital and the Lothians direct to your mobile

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Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 7:55 am
The Edinburgh Evening News is launching a new WhatsApp news service. Pictures: Wullie Marr/EEN/Getty
The Edinburgh Evening News is launching a new WhatsApp news service. Pictures: Wullie Marr/EEN/Getty

The Edinburgh Evening News is launching a new WhatsApp service for readers, making it easier for you to find the local news that matters to you.

Readers who sign up to our WhatsApp service will receive one message each weekday morning with the top news stories (including crime, politics and lifestyle) of the day. We will also occasionally send out alerts for any major breaking news in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

The service is completely free and will be up and running within the next seven days. Here’s how to join:

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- Go to the WhatsApp app on your phone and add Edinburgh Evening News as a contact, with the phone number 07803 506214. You must add EEN as a contact to be able to receive messages into your WhatsApp inbox.

- Send us a message in WhatsApp (not a SMS text messahe) with the word ‘NEWS’.

- We will add you to one of our broadcast lists and you will start receiving messages when the new group is ready for launch.

I don’t have WhatsApp - how do I get the app?

You can download WhatsApp from the app store on your mobile phone. WhatsApp is a free app and there are versions for Android, iPhone and Windows.

What will happen to my phone number?

The Edinburgh Evening News complies with all relevant GDPR regulations and maintains the highest standard of data protection.

When you send us a message, we will add your phone number to a broadcast list on WhatsApp so we can send you text alerts. Your phone number will not be visible to anyone else using the service.

If any changes are made to the WhatsApp service you will be informed via text message.

For more information visit the official GDPR website or see WhatsApp’s security information.

Will you send me any marketing messages?

No. We will not use your phone number to send you any advertising or marketing texts, including any offers run by the Edinburgh Evening News.

Your phone number will be only used for the WhatsApp service. It will not be used to promote any other services nor will it be given to third parties.

How can I stop receiving messages?

If you would like to stop receiving messages, reply to one of our messages with the word ‘STOP’.

Your phone number will be removed from the broadcast list and you will stop receiving messages.

Any other questions?

If you have any other questions about the WhatsApp service, email the head of digital Sam Shedden at [email protected]