In a recent post on WhatsApp’s website suggest it will soon be coming up with some verified business accounts. These accounts will carry a green badge next to a contact’s name. This badge will indicate that WhatsApp has verified the phone number of this contact which belongs to a business account.
WABetaInfo.com, a popular website portrays news related to beta releases related to Android and iOS reported about the pilot program run by WhatsApp with a select number of business accounts participating in it. The business accounts which will be verified by WhatsApp will get a green badge beside their name as mentioned earlier in the article. The verification will confirm that the phone number of that contact belongs to a business account.
The blog post on the WhatsApp website stated –
WhatsApp is exploring ways for you to communicate with the businesses that matter to you.WhatsApp will also let you know when you start talking to a business via yellow messages inside a chat. There is no way to delete these messages from the chat.
Whatsapp is looking to expand its user base and like other social media companies are targeting businesses to use its platform to reach their consumers. This will help WhatsApp to monetize its user base. With already over 1 billion daily users it is a giant playground for the brands to engage with their followers.
We are expecting to hear an official announcement from the social media app WhatsApp in the coming weeks, it will help us understand the details about verified business accounts and their unique features.
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