Beta Version of WhatsApp Business Now Available for iOS Users
iOS users will now have access to WhatsApp Business as the company has released a beta version of the app.
The beta version of "WhatsApp Business" -- a free-to-download communication tool specifically designed for small businesses -- has been made available for iOS users.
WhatsApp Business had already been rolled out for Android users in January 2018 and now iOS device users will get taste of the service.
"After the launch of the official WhatsApp Business for Android, which is a compatible version for iOS and a lot of users had asked, today it is finally available in beta," WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features reported on Friday.
In a tint colour of darker blue, the beta app for iOS includes “Messaging Tools” for businesses like automated greeting and away messages, quick replies and the “Recipients” feature was also set to allow users to choose specific recipients for a particular message.
Along with the option allowing users to migrate their existing WhatsApp accounts and contacts to a "WhatsApp Business" account, the app also enables users to customise their business profiles and configure business hours with options in the Edit menu.
Users on this platform will know that they're talking to a business because they will be listed as a Business Account.
Over time, some businesses will have Confirmed Accounts once it's been confirmed that the account phone number matches the business phone number," WhatsApp said.
People can continue using WhatsApp as usual as there's no need to download anything separate application. "People will continue to have full control over the messages they receive, with the ability to block any number, including businesses, as well as report spam," the company added.
This beta version is available for all the countries, the report added.
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