WhatsApp has been testing a variety and number of latest updates to improve the user experience to the best. It is constantly bringing more diverse ways in which users can communicate with each other more creatively and interactively. It’s not too long since the platform introduced new privacy features for both profile pictures and story status. Now, in addition
In addition to this, the company has also made it easier for users to shop on its platform. WhatsApp has introduced WhatsApp Pay coupled with the latest features for the Business accounts to help the small and medium businesses. Using the platform they can easily reach the target audience with more engagements and interactions with their customers. At the same time, the company has made it easier for users to shop online. Now, word is that the messaging app is working on a new feature that will further enhance the shopping experience on WhatsApp.
According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on a new feature called ‘Create Order’ within WhatsApp chats that will enable businesses to create new orders for their customers quickly. A screenshot of the feature in development shared by the blog shows that after tapping the Orders shortcut, a new section called Create order shows up that lets users add some items to the order. In addition to that, users can also add their quantity. Once users have added all the items and their quantity, it will automatically calculate the total amount that shoppers owe to the business. “When the order is ready, it will automatically be shared in the chat where the order has been created from,” the blog site says.
This feature will be particularly helpful for small businesses, such as local Kirana stores, near residential areas or for businesses that mostly operate online.
In the larger scheme of things, features like these will turn WhatsApp into a shopping destination, especially for groceries, food and other household items by connecting businesses with shoppers and giving them a common and easy-to-use platform for the purpose.
It is worth noting that at the moment, this feature is available to the beta users of WhatsApp Business’ Desktop app. However, the company is also planning to make this feature available on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS.
Apart from the above-mentioned feature, WhatsApp is also working on introducing a new tab in the ‘Advertise on Facebook’ section that lets users of WhatsApp’s Business app track their ads on Facebook. As of now, businesses can only check a list of their ads configured for the “Click to WhatsApp” action. They also need to open Facebook to track them in detail. However, a future version of this feature will let businesses get the same information right within this section without opening Facebook. This feature is in development and there is no word on when it will be released within the app.
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WhatsApp has also announced that now a user can add up to 512 participants in a group chat. So, now you can be connected with all of your team in a single group. Also Read: WhatsApp rolling out the ability to add 512 members to a group: Know how to use the feature
WhatsApp recently launched its latest privacy updates. Now the users will be able to hide their profile pictures and last seen from some selected contacts they wish to keep it from. The update is available for both the operating systems and will soon be rolled out to everyone.
WhatsApp also introduces some new privacy features for the group calls as well. Now the users can mute specific members on an ongoing call. One of the highlights of this upcoming functionality is that you would be able to mute any person, including the host. The upcoming was also pointed out previously as the video calling feature lacked a few functionalities. Now it has another great set of new features to help you maintain your privacy a little more. Also Read: WhatsApp rolled out new privacy features, here’s how to use it