WhatsApp for Business, app launched for SMEs, available on Android

WhatsApp launches standalone Android app for businesses

WhatsApp launches standalone Android app for businesses

For over 80 per cent of small businesses in India and Brazil, WhatsApp helps them communicate with customers and grow their business.

The app is available in Indonesa, Italy, Mexico, the United States and UK from today, with the promise of more countires to come, but is Android-only at the time being.

Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp has launched - WhatsApp Business targeting the small businesses.

Small businesses can set up a WhatsApp Business profile by filling out information such as its business description, company email, address and website. There will, of course, be messaging tools like quick replies that provide fast answers to frequently asked questions and backed up with statistics that show reach and effectiveness.

The team behind the overwhelmingly popular WhatsApp messaging app revealed previous year plans to launch business accounts, which will give users access to specific features. So, they can also connect with businesses using WhatsApp Web.

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More importantly, the WhatsApp Business app also features account types like Verified, Confirmed and Business Account to let the customers how authentic a certain business is. WhatsApp says this will be done once it has been confirmed that the account phone number matches the business phone number. The application is not yet available for download on the Indian Play Store. Well, after so much wait the Whatsapp Inc has finally made its Business version available.

With over a billion users across the world, WhatsApp is one the most popular messaging services available.

Other than these, the application will have all the features found on the normal messenger app. "People can continue using WhatsApp as usual - there's no need to download anything new". Users will also have the control to block and report businesses if they find anything inappropriate.

The business accounts will be clearly identifiable, so the consumers know that they are interacting with a business account. It didn't say when we'll see an iOS version launch, but it seems safe to assume that we'll see it roll out shortly.

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