WhatsApp Business, the business version of WhatsApp, is officially launched on January 18, 2018. For now, the app will be free. On this page you’ll read everything about WhatsApp Business!
WhatsApp has developed two tools for businesses: WhatsApp Business and WhatsApp Enterprise. These applications should make it easier for businesses to maintain customer contact through WhatsApp.
There is a free app for small businesses and an enterprise solution (API) for bigger companies. Businesses can verify and can get a green badge next to their name.
Eventually, parts of the business tools will be paid, but no information is available yet.
The latest news about WhatsApp Business:
- WhatsApp Business officially launched January 19, 2018
- WhatsApp Business reaches 100,000 downloads December 28, 2017
- WhatsApp Business account great success for KLM November 17, 2017
- WhatsApp Business gets greeting messages and quick replies November 1, 2017
- This is WhatsApp Business: Official screenshots and more details October 20, 2017
WhatsApp Business Download
It’s not possible for everyone to download the Business app at this time. As soon as the app is released in your country, the app is available for Android in Google Play. You can also download via WhatsApp’s official website.
The app is free.
All features of the “normal” WhatsApp version are also included in WhatsApp Business. You have groups, statuses, (video) calls, documents, live location, images, videos, voice messages, and so on.
The app offers additional features. You can set opening hours and send automatic welcome and away messages. Also the app will have more options for profile information: you can add a business description, address and a website or Facebook page.
Verified businesses will get a green badge with a check mark.
In contrast to the ‘normal’ WhatsApp, you can also register your account with a landline (or fixed) phone number. Of course, WhatsApp Web and the desktop app can also be used in combination with the business account.