WhatsApp launches business app globally

21 January, 2018, 02:15 | Author: Sammy Rose
  • A preview of Whats App Business app

The Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has launched WhatsApp Business application for small business owners.

The WhatsApp Business app is the initial entry point in this market.

Idema, who was a Facebook executive before joining WhatsApp a year ago, explained that the company intends to charge businesses in the future, but added that it was too early to talk about when it would happen or what future business services would be like. WhatsApp for Business is now available to download for free. However, both the countries have missed out on the first round of release of the application. The giant will soon make this app available to more countries.

WhatsApp Business can be downloaded through the Google Play Store in the USA, U.K., Mexico, Italy and Indonesia. It will roll out around the world over the next few weeks.

WhatsApp Business is finally rolling out to Android users.

If you have already opted to be a beta tester of WhatsApp, then you can easily get these features along with the 2.18.18 version of the app or get the app updated from the Google Play Store. We still do not know either how WhatsApp will monetize the new WhatsApp Business.

WhatsApp has over 1.3 Billion daily users around the world.

Government shutdown won't close National Parks
There will be no permits issued, no educational programs, trash will not be collected, roads and walkways will not be maintained. Jarvis compared the plan to ordering the Smithsonian to close its doors but bring its collection outside for everyone to see.

Women's March will focus on voter registration, electing more women, organizers say
Nancy Sinatra, who sang the 1966 hit "These Boots are Made for Walkin'", succinctly replied to Trump with her own tweet . The 42-year-old Argento was harshly criticized by her compatriots for not telling her story earlier.

Now, a blood test that can screen eight cancer types
Although the current test does not pick up every cancer, it identifies many cancers that would likely otherwise go undetected. Nickolas Papadopoulos, professor of oncology and pathology at Johns Hopkins Medicine and senior author of the study.

Regular users can continue using WhatsApp as usual as there's no need to download anything new.

To help businesses better understand how their WhatsApp Business activities are working, WhatsApp will give them access to analytics data, such as the number of messages read. You can even click on the website from the same page to explore their websites as well. "Over time, some businesses will have Confirmed Accounts once it's been confirmed that the account phone number matches the business phone number", WhatsApp said in a statement. You can quick send messages and can create group and much more within the app.

Users will know that they are dealing with a business, as it will appear as a Business Account.

If you are confused about the existing app, you don't have to worry about it. This is great news for those looking for a new dedicated app for business. Users will be able to control various types of notifications for each type of notification that WhatsApp keeps giving out, through control over sound, notification dots, notification centre view and so on.

When Facebook bought the popular messaging service WhatsApp for approximately $20bn in 2014, some observers questioned how Facebook would ever make its money back, let alone profit. Business customers can also analyse messaging traffic to measure customer engagement. Fans who also use an iOS device will not be able to use the app as it is strictly released on an Android so far.

What's your take on this guys?


  • Greitens' attorney asks CNN to retract story about Federal Bureau of Investigation  inquiry

    Greitens' attorney asks CNN to retract story about Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry

    He said Karabell was contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation following a conversation Karabell had with Schaaf. I'll make you feel good. "God has a way of helping people in the midst of pain to emerge with wisdom", Greitens said.

    UBM (UBM) Price Target Raised to GBX 810

    The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 2,257 ($30.61) per share, for a total transaction of £69,989.57 ($94,913.98). Citigroup reiterated a "neutral" rating on shares of Micro Focus International in a research report on Friday, January 5th.
    The March for Life

    The March for Life

    Jan Schakowski, D-Ill., said: "Of course if a baby is born alive then everything must be done to protect that life". Trump , who once supported abortion rights, became the first USA chief executive to address the march by satellite.
  • Parents demand action against cops who refused to help Saharanpur victims

    Parents demand action against cops who refused to help Saharanpur victims

    After the cops left the spot, injured were taken to the district hospital by a tempo, where they died after sometime. They took the teens to hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.
    US warship violated sovereignty near Scarborough: China

    US warship violated sovereignty near Scarborough: China

    The South China Sea has crucial shipping lanes, rich fishing grounds and potential oil, gas and other mineral deposits. China says it wants to settle any territorial disputes over the South China Sea through bilateral negotiations.
    Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Goes Dancing Mad

    Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Goes Dancing Mad

    The images were displayed during a special 30th Anniversary celebration for the Final Fantasy franchise in Japan. New players who wish to experience the free trial may register here: http://freetrial.finalfantasyxiv.com/ .
  • Zverev Fails To Reach Last 16 After Shock Loss To Chung

    Zverev Fails To Reach Last 16 After Shock Loss To Chung

    Things went downhill in spectacular fashion for Zverev after he complained about playing in the dark during the fourth set. In the latest development, Maria Sharapova was knocked out from the tournament by Angelique Kerber on Saturday.
    Ed Sheeran announces engagement to Cherry Seaborn on Instagram

    Ed Sheeran announces engagement to Cherry Seaborn on Instagram

    Ed and Cherry went to school together in Framlingham, Suffolk, and reportedly started dating in 2015. I started slipping into it, and that's why I took a year off and buggered off".
    Las Vegas shooter researched San Diego before mass shooting

    Las Vegas shooter researched San Diego before mass shooting

    Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said the FBI is investigating an individual of federal interest related to the case. This week, officials also announced no charges are expected against Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley.
  • India vs Pakistan, Blind Cricket World Cup 2018 Final

    India vs Pakistan, Blind Cricket World Cup 2018 Final

    Interestingly, they had won the first World Cup by outclassing Pakistan in the final in December 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. India remained unbeaten throughout the tournament and bagged 15000 AED (Rs 2,60,000) as prize amount along with the trophy.
    Ewan McGregor Files for Divorce After 22 Years of Marriage

    Ewan McGregor Files for Divorce After 22 Years of Marriage

    Mavrakis responded to the petition, asking for sole physical custody of the kids with visitation privileges for McGregor. It comes after Ewan thanked both his wife AND his new girlfriend in his Golden Globes speech.
    UFC 220 official weigh-in - Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou

    UFC 220 official weigh-in - Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou

    The card, from TD Garden in Boston, Mass., is headlined by Miocic's Heavyweight Championship defense against Francis Ngannou . Ngannou is 11-1 as a professional, and his knockout of Overeem was one of the biggest the sport has seen.


Roger Federer beats Richard Gasquet again to reach fourth round in Melbourne
Halep has been travelling under the radar somewhat at Melbourne Park as she works her way towards a maiden Grand Slam title. On Margaret Court Arena, Serbia's Djokovic needs to find a way past 21st seeded Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Amazon Nixes Connecticut In Bid For 2nd Headquarters
The tech giant estimates its investments in Seattle from 2010 through 2016 resulted in an extra $38 billion to the city's economy. Amazon received 239 proposals from cities across the USA , including Birmingham and Huntsville.

NIA, NSG probe blast at Gaya's Mahabodhi temple
The officers found a burst thermos flask in the kitchen which led to the small explosion causing panic among the devotees. A team of forensic experts have been fled from Patna to ascertain the nature of the explosives found at the site.

Researcher: Sales of Trump properties suggestive of money-laundering
Simpson was hired to probe the president by a conservative website, The Washington Free Beacon. Fusion GPS is a commercial research and strategic intelligence firm based in Washington, D.C.

Police confirm release of four abducted expatriates in Kaduna
Victims typically are released unharmed after ransom is paid, though security forces have rescued a few high-profile abductees. Nigeria's Kaduna state police command says two Americans and two Canadians kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday have been released.

Super Bowl tickets: Odds for Vikings fans
The Jaguars, an up-and-coming squad led by a fearsome defense and a strong running game, have been this year's surprise team. We played tough, tough games against Los Angeles and other teams that we had to beat just to get to the Super Bowl.

Lindsey Graham hits White House, says immigration fight a 's-show'
As Graham and Durbin began describing the deal, Trump said, it was immediately clear it would be unacceptable to most Republicans. Trump has said Durbin misrepresented his comments. "He said, 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country".

Klopp blocks Liverpool striker's January exit
Liverpool face Swansea on Monday, less than a month after defeating the Welsh club 5-0 at Anfield in the reverse fixture. If any other goalkeeper makes a mistake then he's still a fantastic goalkeeper and we should still buy him.

Instagram has a new feature: "Show Activity Status"
When it is not enabled, users will not be able to see the Activity Status of their friends and followers through the app. Other than this massive shift, Instagram is also planning to introduce a new text-only format in Stories.

'Fit For Duty': White House Physician Sees No Concerns About Trump's Health
Trump is well known for questioning whether exercise is beneficial and doesn't appear to get any beyond golfing with a cart. But the 71-year-old president performed "exceedingly well" on the test Jackson said, receiving a flawless score.