The WhatsApp Beta account for business users will soon receive the ability to verify and get an official badge.
The original Play store version is yet to be released.
The new update is available on Android 2.17.1 and older versions. The information was speculated by a Twitter account known for bringing some of the latest WhatsApp beta updates to the forefront. A similar feature is available on Facebook for a very long time. It makes it easier for celebrities, brands and organizations to identify that they are the authorized owners of a particular account.
With the ability to get verified badges for business accounts, users can now create structured messages – another new feature that makes it easier to broadcast news to a particular group of audience. Facebook purchased WhatsApp sometime ago and it is not surprising to see the app adopting some of the good features from its parent company. The feature is now in beta channel on Android platforms and will soon be rolled out to iOS devices and possibly Windows Phones.
A screenshot of the PSA verified badges is posted on the Twitter channel. It looks very similar to the badges used by Facebook, Twitter among other top social media websites. And, it has also been confirmed that when you create a business account on WhatsApp, you should specify a name. Once specified, the name cannot be changed or modified making it impossible for third parties to misuse it. At the same time, original owners should take extra care to ensure they are doing a right job. Brands and organizations will be able to use their actual company names for WhatsApp communication from now on, getting rid of fake copycats easily.
A previous update confirmed that WhatsApp Beta is testing a feature that will allow you to limit users from seeing your status messages. A select group of contacts will see it while others won’t for much better privacy. More updates are expected to be out in the following days.