WhatsApp Business Hits Google Play with Global Release in a Few Weeks

Steve Phelps
January 20, 2018

Today a new app called WhatsApp Business has launched on Android, and while it's mostly the same WhatsApp we're already familiar with, it comes with a handful of enhancements for business users.

WhatsApp on Thursday launched the much anticipated WhatsApp Business Android app, which will be free-to-download for small businesses, and make it easier for companies to connect with customers. The a free-to-download Android app for small businesses will be available today and free to download on Google Play in Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the US. Brazil, India and other markets will be getting access to the business app in the coming weeks, the company wrote in a blog post.

The most widely used messaging service around the world, WhatsApp has recently introduced a new platform for businesses.

"People will know that they're talking to a business because you will be listed as a Business Account".

For the first time, WhatsApp is allowing business accounts in an effort to connect with their customer base in a more official way. For customers, you'll be able to easily use the full range of advanced features that WhatsApp offers when interacting with businesses.

A Business account with a grey checkmark badge in its profile, meanwhile, has been confirmed to be using a phone number that matches the phone number of the business it claims to be owned and operated by.

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WhatsApp Business app is packaged as the ideal communication tool for small businesses.

You can download the app from the link below. They can also create an automated greeting message. It will work same as that of the standard Whatsapp version and will follow the same tactics.

WhatsApp Web: To make things significantly easier, businesses can also send and receive messages on their desktop through WhatsApp Business. The app is particularly designed for Business users.

Smart answers, business profile, statistics and more.

WhatsApp Business is free for now, however, it is being seen as a possible revenue stream for the application. Users will still be allowed to block businesses and report spam.

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