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WhatsApp Business Directory available for Android users



WhatsApp Business Directory

According to the latest tweet from WhatsApp head Will Cathcart, the inside business directory has been started to rollout for the users. Now, they don’t have to seek other third-party apps to contact neighborhood businesses, as WhatsApp will provide this service from now on.

In July this year, WhatsApp has announced to bring a new feature for the business account holders. It’ll let users find nearby businesses such as cafes, shops, florists, clothing stores, showrooms without searching outside the app. Furthermore, users contact the owners without encroaching on their privacy.

Besides, it’s an optional feature if you don’t want to be visible by others you can disable it. However, this will bring more convenience and is a way to promote the business online. Adding to this, it’s a free-to-join feature, you need not pay anyone.

Below you can check the image preview-

WhatsApp Business Directory(WhatsApp Business Directory Images from WABetaInfo)

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As you can see in the image, after opening your account, click on the contact list, and you can see this new feature called- Businesses nearby. To use this feature there are few things that need to be remembered.

  • Keep your WhatsApp on the most recent app version
  • Add all the necessary info in business details like Services, Address, Contact, etc
  • Make the Profile Picture visible for everyone, don’t change the setting after it
  • Must obtain your business license for a convenient management

Note: If you ever change the profile picture setting, you will be notified to rejoin the business directory


WhatsApp has rolled out this service with WhatsApp beta for the Android version. Even if you are on the same version, it’s possible that you haven’t received this feature yet.

At present, there are only selected users who getting this update. The rollout process has been started from the Sao Paulo city of Brazil, more cities and regions will soon join this belt. We’ll bring further information, until then stay connected with us.

(Source: WABetaInfo)

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