WhatsApp launches standalone Android app for businesses

WhatsApp launches standalone Android app for businesses

Speaking about India, WhatsApp states that according to its estimation, close to 84 percent of Indian SMBs think WhatsApp helps them communicate with customers, and 80 percent of SMBs think WhatsApp helps them grow their business. Sad news that only Android user can take advantage of this app as its available only on Google's Play Store.

WhatsApp Business could be a big boon in developing nations, where more informal platforms, like WhatsApp, are used by small businesses to advertise, liaise and sell to customers. The company has highlighted few benefits about the application on its official blog. Business accounts can also configure default, greeting messages for the sake of introductions as well as away messages to let customers know that they are busy.

Messaging Statistics: Review simple metrics like the number of messages read to see what's working.

RUN BOTH WHATSAPP MESSENGER AND WHATSAPP BUSINESS: You can use both WhatsApp Business and WhatsApp Messenger on the same phone, but each app must have its own unique phone number. It will take time for WhatsApp to confirm your account and give you a verified badge. The app will roll out to other markets, including India, soon.

Makers of popular instant messaging app WhatsApp announced the official launch of its new app for the business segment in select markets, including Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the us, ahead of its planned worldwide rollout. For regular WhatsApp Messenger users, they won't have to download anything else to start talking to businesses.




"But WhatsApp was built for people and we want to improve the business experience". Users will still be allowed to block businesses and report spam.

More information on the WhatsApp Business App can be obtained here.

WhatsApp For Business was launched past year as a way to help small businesses connect with their customers.

Using WhatsApp Business, you can create a dedicated business profile with your company's name.

As the name suggests, the WhatsApp Business app is developed especially for small businesses to help them keep in touch with their customers more easily and efficiently.

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