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 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 184.108.40.206 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.
WhatsApp rolling out the Undo Status update for Android device
Well, the new function will allow a user to remove their status quickly. It has the same function as the delete but it’s a more fast way to erase status if has been sent mistakenly or unplanned.
However, the users will be able to use the delete process as previously, it’s just a quicker way. In addition, WhatsApp will also inform the users after they’ll undo their status.
As of now, you can check the preview of where you can find this function in the app-
(Image Credit: WABetaInfo)
Rolling out Status:
The WhatsApp Undo Status feature has started to roll out with the Android 220.127.116.11 version update for some specific beta testers. Yet, some users might already have this feature after installing the 18.104.22.168 beta update.
Still, if you have been updated on the laters version and don’t see this feature, it hasn’t been enabled on your devices. Therefore, the users are required to wait for the next update and then check the availability of this feature.
At present, it has only available for devices working on Android platforms. The iOS users might have to wait for a few more days. The team will soon release the function with a future update.
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Previously WhatsApp informed about the copy sticker image function for the WhatsApp Web user. It will appear when a user mouse over the sticker in the chat. Furthermore, the users will be able to share the converted stickers in other chats. It first appears on the macOS devices meanwhile the further information hasn’t cleared yet. (Read Full Story Here)
WhatsApp giving a control bar for picture-in-picture videos
Alongside the drawing tools, emojis, and communication section, WhatsApp also starts enhancing its video watching capabilities by providing them with control bar buttons.
At present, the other social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, ShareChat, and Streamable offer the picture-in-picture control bar capability. So, WhatsApp begins developing this section to be more competitive towards the other applications.
In the latest edition, WhatsApp released the Android 22.214.171.124 beta update that is bringing the control bar features for the device. Now, the users will be able to pause and resume the streaming clip while encountering any other work.
Let’s first check the new feature preview-
(WhatsApp control bar Image Source WABetaInfo)
WhatsApp Control Bar:
As we know, if we receive any video link from Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube, WhatsApp allows a picture in a picture videocast. Now the control switches will have a pause button to enable the user to resume and stop a video. However, the YouTube videos will have two options of watch later and share in full-screen mode.
This new feature has been rolled out with a 126.96.36.199 Android beta update. At present, some selected users are receiving this feature, so those who didn’t get it yet are recommended to wait until the next update.
With the earlier update, WhatsApp informed about the copy sticker image function for the WhatsApp Web user. It will appear when a user mouse over the sticker in the chat. Furthermore, the users will be able to share the converted stickers in other chats.
At present, this feature has appeared for the WhatsApp web users with macOS. However, there is no clear information about the release of this feature for everyone as it is still in the development phase.
New Copy Sticker Image feature is coming for WhatsApp Web users
Recently, WhatsApp sent a new 2.2142.0 version update for the WhatsApp Web and Desktop users. After inspecting it, the experts of WABetaInfo have found a new option called- Copy Sticker Image added on the WhatsApp Web.
This has replaced the previous one called Copy Image that only allows users to replicate the received images. Now, the stickers can be portrayal in other chats with more ease and convenience. But, let’s look at the preview first-
(Image Credit: WABetaInfo)
WhatsApp Web Copy Sticker Image feature:
As this feature is still in the development phase, it only offered some limited attributes that are mentioned below. However, it’s not the final list, WhatsApp can add more options in the future.
- This Copy Sticker Image menu option will be pop-up when a user mouse over the sticker in WhatsApp Web.
- It’ll allow a user to convert the sticker to an image.
- The converted media can be shared in the chats inside the application.
- Users won’t be able to save the stickers on their desktops and systems.
- Still, the stickers can be copied into other applications such as Discord.
When Coming for the Users:
There is no clear information about the release of this feature for everyone. Many modifications are half-done to let this feature adapt to every platform. However, the above-attached screenshot is for the macOS. It means, the Apple device holder will get to taste this feature first, then it’ll rollout for the other platforms.
More About WhatsApp Web:
In August, WhatsApp assigned new drawing tools for the Web/Desktop users letting them perform basic editing with the application. In addition, the new layout provides separate buttons for emojis, stickers, text, sketches, crop, undo and redo. Overall, the editing section in Web or Desktop has become more convenient.