WhatsApp has been in talks to introduce a standalone Business application for small and mid-size businesses for a long time now. There have been several reports leaked earlier, which claimed that the messaging platform is already in works in building its upcoming business application. Now a new report coming from Android Police notes that, WhatsApp for Business app has reached the testing stage. The report also reveals that the early testers – the ones who had earlier registered for the same – are the ones eligible for testing the new app. WhatsApp, it seems, it basically trying to garner feedback for the app before it officially announces the app for the masses.
The APK file of WhatsApp Business app is now available for download and is being tested by the early testers. The Facebook-owned messaging platform is expected to release it officially very soon. Ahead of the official introduction, WhatsApp, in its ‘About’ section of the APK version of its upcoming business app explains on how this app — WhatsApp for Business app will function. It also notes on how a certain user can manage a personal and business WhatsApp account.
Here’s how to manage personal and business account on WhatsApp:
In explaining how the WhatsApp for Business actually works, the messaging platform illustrates certain instances to make it easy for the users to choose the best option that works the best for them.
–If a user wants only a business account on WhatsApp: All that the user needs to do is, first register for the WhatsApp for Business app, and then transfer all their business contacts to WhatsApp Business. This option is most sensible if the user doesn’t wish to user WhatsApp for personal conversation and wants it for business purpose.
–But, what if a user wants to use WhatsApp for both business and personally? Such users, as WhatsApp explains, need to register or use a different phone number for WhatsApp Business. This means that, the user need to download both – WhatsApp Business and the official WhatsApp application on one phone – but both the accounts can’t be registered with the same number.
–If a user wishes to use separate phones for business and personal purpose, it is an easy and simple process. This is the best option if the user wishes to keep their personal and business conversation completely separate. The process is simple, download WhatsApp Business in one phone, and the official WhatsApp app on the other.
Note: Explaining how businesses can use WhatsApp Business, the messaging platform also notes that businesses will also be able to register with landline numbers, which isn’t currently available on the official WhatsApp application.
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