Get the breaking Sunderland AFC news straight to your phone with the Echo's new WhatsApp service

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Friday, 21st June 2019, 12:05 pm
Updated Friday, 21st June 2019, 1:35 pm
Join our Sunderland AFC WhatsApp service!

The Sunderland Echo has launched a new WhatsApp service for fans of the Black Cats, making it easier for you to find the football news that matters to you.

Readers who sign up to our WhatsApp service will receive messages with our top stories plus the latest breaking news and analysis from the Stadium of Light.

The service will be free to join. Here’s what to do:

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- Go to the WhatsApp app on your phone and add The Echo as a contact, with the phone number 07393 754468. You must add The Echo as a contact to be able to receive messages into your WhatsApp inbox.

- Send us a message in WhatsApp with the word ‘SAFC’.

- We will add you to one of our broadcast lists and you will start receiving messages shortly after.

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 Echo 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 latest news alerts. Your phone number will not be visible to anyone else using the service.

Your phone number will be used to send you news alerts and to inform you if there are any other news lists set up you may wish to join.

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 alerts, including any offers run by The Echo.

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 alerts, 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 Mark Donnelly on [email protected]