Certified accounts and messaging: WhatsApp is working on its corporate offer

by bold-lichterman

Like Twitter or Instagram, WhatsApp is launching its corporate account certification program, “Business Verification“. In a dedicated page of its online help, WhatsApp indicates that it will signal verified accounts with a green badge – with which it will have reconciled the phone number of the company claiming it. Announced on a support FAQ page, WhatsApp also indicates that Business Verification is at the pilot stage and currently concerns a limited number of companies.

On the occasion of this announcement, WABetaInfo, an unofficial blog dedicated to WhatsApp and its news, discovered by studying the code the clues of a possible launch of a messaging offer in stand-alone, also dedicated to companies, on Android for the moment. A hypothesis corroborated by the publication of a job offer at WhatsApp, looking for a technical specialist whose field of action explicitly indicates the scope “WhatsApp Business app for Android”.

WhatsApp, bought by Facebook in 2014 for $ 19 billion, announced in July 2017 to have reached one billion users per day.