WhatsApp, a popular social media that started from 2007 and is not being led by the owner of Facebook and Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg joins the ranks of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in having verified profiles, and taken a step towards increasing the convenience with which users can communicate with businesses on the platform. WhatsApp verified profiles for businesses were being tested on the Windows Phone beta app, and now the company has come forward to announce how the feature will work on the Android beta version. With this announcement, WhatsApp has added another feature to its growing list of features introduced in 2017; another major feature coming to the app will be UPI integration for convenient money transfers.
But isn’t Mark taking it too far? I mean, WhatsApp is a social media for just IM (instant messaging). He added the status feature and got no complaints, but I am having a feeling that after the launch of this feature, WhatsApp may lose some of its juice. Remember that they are also According to WhatsApp. Whatsapp is the biggest and most popular social messaging app in the world and the biggest reason of WhatsApp’s popularity is the simple ui and ease to use . After the Facebook acquisition we are seeing a bunch of new features coming to whatsapp every month.
How WhatsApp “verified profiles” would work
“WhatsApp will also alert you when you start talking to a business via yellow messages inside a chat. There is no way to delete these messages from the chat. If you already have a business’s phone number saved in your address book, the name you will see is the name you have saved in your address book,” the company said in its post, recently.
Specifically, According to WhatsApp, “Some business accounts have been verified by WhatsApp. If you see a green badge next to a contact’s name, it means that WhatsApp has confirmed that the phone number of this contact belongs to a business account”.
In case you don’t have a business’ phone number stored in your address book, you will see the name that the business has chosen for its own self inside the app. Also, in case you don’t want any business to bother you on WhatsApp, you will always have the option to block them, just like any other contact. A popular whatsapp leak blog, which first spotted the feature, has pointed out in this post that with the release of 2.17.285 version of the Android beta app, the way in which users can view a business account and the information that is available, has been revealed.
The report also mentions that the new “Business Info” section, which can be seen in the image above, will come with information like the address of the business, the real name of the business, the Instagram account of the business, the mail address of the business, and its website.
According to the report I got, WhatsApp has updated its servers to improve the synchronisation of your contact numbers. In case there is a business contact in your address book, it reportedly will not download that contact again.