Ways to Use Channels

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This article is written for: Zello Work Zello Friends & Family.

What are channels?

On Zello Friends & Family, channels provide a unique opportunity to connect and socialize with others. Channels facilitate group communication through voice and text messaging. 

There is no limit to the number of channels you can subscribe to, and there is also no limit to the number of users who can subscribe to a channel you create. Channels can function as tools for coordination, information sharing, socializing, and more!


Channels are ideal for coordinating large groups of people, whether they are in the same building or on opposite sides of the world. For example, channels can be used by groups who are traveling together, attending live events, recovering from natural disasters, and so much more.

Information Sharing

Channels are also fantastic venues for gathering with others who share similar interests or hobbies. If you'd like to chat with friends you already know, you can increase the privacy of your channel, or you can leave it open for anyone to participate.

Social Radio

Channels can also function as a social radio platform for you to chat with users around the world. If you'd like to host your own radio show or podcast, you can create a Listen only channel. You can then promote your channel on other social media platforms to invite others to listen and participate.

Zello Work

Since Zello replaces the need for two-way radios, it has a number of applications in the workplace. We have a separate paid subscription product for work users called Zello Work. Zello Work channels are tailored with additional features designed specifically for workplace contexts.

Zello Work is used by companies in retail, aviation, hospitality, transportation, manufacturing, emergency response, and more! To learn more about the advanced features that Zello Work offers, check out this support article.

More Information

For step-by-step instructions on creating, joining, and using channels on Zello Friends & Family, check out our Android and iOS user guides.

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