WhatsApp Business Standalone App to Roll Out Very Soon; Complete Features Revealed

By December 9th, 2017 AT 12:40 PM

The much-awaited WhatsApp Business feature will be soon rolling out. As expected, WhatsApp will be launching a new standalone application for WhatsApp Business. The new app is already listed on Google Play Store, but it’s yet to be made public. In addition, WhatsApp also revealed complete details about how the WhatsApp Business app works in its updated FAQ section.

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Like it was said earlier, WhatsApp business verified accounts would have a blue tick mark, indicating they’re verified accounts. “While chatting with businesses, you can check your contact’s profile to see which type of account they’re using. A verified account has a green checkmark badge in its profile,” WhatsApp wrote in the FAQ.

Also, a Business account with a green checkmark badge in its profile is verified as the acean authentic brand, and a business account with a gray question mark badge in its profile means the account is using the WhatsApp Business app, but the account is yet-to-be-verified by the company.

Aforesaid, the WhatsApp Business app is already live on the Google Play Store, but for now, WhatsApp is testing it by a group of testers, and it will be released to the general public in the coming weeks. And yes, it will be named as ‘WhatsApp Business.’

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Currently, the description of WhatsApp Business app in Google Play Store states: “As a test partner for ‘WhatsApp Business’, you have early access to a wide range of new features that we’ve built with you in mind. As you experiment with what this new app has to offer, please share your experiences with us so that we can improve the product.”

There are some changes when it comes to the features. Firstly, the WhatsApp Business app has a different logo when compared to the normal WhatsApp application. But as reported by IANS, the interface of the WhatsApp Business application remains the same as our traditional WhatsApp.

“We also provide you with the tools you need to control your experience with businesses. You can block business accounts and report them as spam at any time, right within the chat,” WhatsApp said in the updated FAQ.

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DUANE
DUANE

DND Checks by telecom operators will not be able to control the millions of spam messages that WHATSAPP BUSINESS will churn out

So much for PRIVACY CONTROLS

Fazal
Fazal

Does this mean any hotel, ISP, credit card provider, bank etc can directly ping me offering their business? Wow… Not cool WhatsApp. Your facebook & instagram apps already do that very well & it’s two way communication on these two apps. That means user privacy is under check. But if WhatsApp is just going to provide one way access to businesses & then make me choose to report as spam/not interested then this is a huge opening for spam/nonsense telemarketers who’ll keep buying multiple SIM’s and constantly change their numbers to bombard identified WhatsApp users who are a high value… Read more »

DUANE
DUANE

Well said
Time to LOGOUT FROM WHATSAPP

Sanjeet
Sanjeet

if above is the whatapp bhsiness plan ,, then, death is near for them like sms ,,,

their yearly subscription was really good monetization move,,but they messed it up for greed.

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