Whatsapp Is Testing Nearby Business Functionality


WhatsApp messenger is about to release a new feature that allows users to search for nearby businesses, companies, and stores right inside the application. According to rumors, a couple of months ago, a business directory was made available to a selected number of users, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on WhatsApp where the user had the new option to search for nearby businesses.

WhatsApp may launch a business directory feature first and then implement the search tool. And once WhatsApp users have the opportunity to search for products and services offered nearby, then another feature to place orders directly in the messenger will only be a matter of time.

WhatsApp developers are putting efforts in developing the business and commerce segment for the platform’s future growth, they recently introduced an updated Business Info page. The messenger also plans to redesign the Contact Info page, adding an icon for quick access to the subject of the search.

Recently, the developers of WhatsApp have added an interesting feature; the ability to listen to a voice message before sending it. To do this, you need to, as usual, press and hold the microphone icon to record a voice message, and then slide up to enter the hands-free recording mode. When you’re done, hit the center stop button and hit the play button to listen to your message. If everything suits you, click the submit button.

Other Meta’s messaging apps, Facebook Messenger and Instagram; do not allow you to do something like this, at least not yet.

Another recent feature developed by WhatsApp introduced a disappearing message which automatically deletes messages after 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days. 

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