You can now message Eric Adams on WhatsApp
The New York City Mayor’s Office announced the launch of a WhatsApp channel, available in English and Spanish, for direct communication between the Eric Adams administration and New Yorkers.
On October 27, the channel began broadcasting messages from the Adams administration, information about city services, and content about New York communities, events and culture to subscribers.
You can subscribe to the channel in English here, and in Spanish via this link.
WhatsApp is used by 2.4 billion people worldwide and more than 98 million people in the US, making it a key communications platform for immigrant and international communities in New York, where about 40% of the population was born outside the US. WhatsApp introduced Channels as a new product this summer and is already being used by businesses, celebrities, sports teams and newspapers around the world to communicate with tens of millions of people.
“Our administration is ‘Getting Stuff Done,’ and we want to tell New Yorkers what we’re doing and how it can improve their quality of life,” said Mayor Adams. “Our administration is committed to reaching all communities that call New York home, including immigrants and foreigners who use WhatsApp to communicate every day.”
This program, available in English and Spanish, is another way to make sure New Yorkers know what their government is doing for them, how to access services, take part in events, and learn about the great events happening in New York City .
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City Hall is constantly adding new ways to connect with New Yorkers. In August, the mayor’s office launched “Text With Eric,” an SMS messaging program that allows the mayor to communicate one-on-one with New Yorkers on any issue they want to discuss.
In July, they launched a radio program, “Hear from the Mayor,” in which New Yorkers can regularly call and discuss issues that concern them with the mayor. In January, we launched “Hear from Eric,” an email-based direct communications program designed to bring New Yorkers information about local issues and priorities, as well as the “Get Stuff Done-Cast” podcast, in which the mayor talks about interesting issues, that New Yorkers from all walks of life decide every day to move New York forward.