WhatsApp Business is finally rolling out to Android users. This is great news for those looking for a new dedicated app for business. If you live in the United States, U.K., Mexico, Indonesia, or Italy, you will be able to download this new business app. In case you did not know, WhatsApp is a Facebook-owned company. It has been talking about the Business app for a while now, so it is good to finally see the app released. If you are looking for a new business-related app, read on to learn about WhatsApp Business for Android.
WhatsApp Business for Android Released
The Facebook-owned company has finally released the WhatsApp Business app for Android. This is a dedicated app for people who need a business app to video call, text, and have group meetings. As long as you live within the stated countries, you will be able to download the app from Google Play Store. The company said that WhatsApp is used by people all over the world in order to connect with various small businesses. Whether you need clothes from one country or you need car pars from another country, there are many reasons to use the WhatsApp Business app.
The company went onto say that with the WhatsApp Business Android app, you can now easily separate the personal calls and texts from your business calls and texts. A business will now find it much simpler to connect with a customer using the WhatsApp Business app. That is due to being able to keep all of your business within the Business app, while your personal contacts will remain inside of the regular WhatsApp.
WhatsApp Business App Gives You Business-Specific Tools
One cool thing about the WhatsApp Business app is that you will have tools specific to a business available for you to use. Some of these tools include the ability to create a business profile for your company, which could give customers a ton of different details. You could include your email, business address, business phone number, and website address within your profile. This all helps you build up your business and brand and market your business to people separate from your regular WhatsApp account.
WhatsApp also said that it will add more features for businesses in the future, including the Confirmed Accounts. This will be like the verified checkmarks on Twitter as far as it being a way to confirm the identity of your business and ensuring you are the representative for your business. The Confirmed Accounts feature will require your company phone number to be validated, which is not that hard of a task.
More About Future WhatsApp Business Features
We do not know when that feature will be available yet. WhatsApp Business hopefully will get an update in the very near future with this feature. There are also going to be other tools, such as smart messaging tools. These tools will include the option to quick reply to a frequently asked question. You also can include a message that will be introducing your business to the customer. You will also be able to add an away message, such as if you are busy or if the business is closed for a holiday.
Other metrics will eventually come to WhatsApp Business too. Other metrics include the ability to see how many messages have been read. We still do not know either how WhatsApp will monetize the new WhatsApp Business. We are sure there is a way that will allow both the business and WhatsApp to make money using this new app. The company also confirmed that a version for iOS is coming too. This iOS app hopefully is out within the next month or so. If you would like to try WhatsApp Business, you can download it now for free from Google Play Store.