WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 18.104.22.168.
What’s new in this update? Discover all details below!
|Name of the feature?||Business Directory|
|Status?||Rolling out for specific users.|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 is marked as compatible update.|
|I’ve the same version but I don’t see this feature, why?||This feature has been released for specific users, but more activations will be following later.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199: what’s new?|
Exactly two months ago we talked about business directory, a fast way to find businesses within WhatsApp. This does not mean that your phone number is public if you have a business account: this feature is optional and businesses become public once you forward a request to WhatsApp (the details about eligibility will be available in the future).
Today, Will Cathcart shared some information about Business Directory and he explains that it’s available in São Paulo, “which is home to millions of small businesses”:
We’re kicking this off in São Paulo which is home to millions of small businesses. For those who aren't in São Paulo to try it out, here's what it looks like: pic.twitter.com/cMu9DwlUYw
— Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) September 15, 2021
WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 is compatible with the feature and, if you see the option “Businesses nearby”, you can start using the feature today! If you don’t see this option, it means it’s not available in your location yet.
Note that, as shared by Will Cathcart on Twitter, when you explore businesses, WhatsApp does not log your current location and what businesses you view.
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