Whatsapp Verified Accounts Like Facebook Are Tested: Whatsapp is currently the most popular messaging app for smartphones and it is used by billions of users across the world. Ever since Whatsapp was acquired by Facebook, a lot of new features that were previously present in Facebook were added to Whatsapp.
The recent colourful background for status updates, disappearing statuses, option to add links to status messages, filters for photos, everything where previously present in Facebook and were gradually added to Whatsapp. The latest feature from Facebook to make its way to Whatsapp is the Whatsapp verified accounts.
What Are Verified Accounts?
Facebook has been using the verified blue colour badges right next to the name of a user or a page to denote that the account is genuine and it has been confirmed by Facebook. Whatsapp is now testing the verified badges for business accounts with a green tick right next to the name of the contact.
As of now, the verified accounts are only for business contacts and famous persons behind these businesses. It is not clear whether Whatsapp would be adding the verified badges to individual contacts too in the future.
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This new feature was initially spotted by WABetaInfo in the FAQ section of Whatsapp and they have also mentioned that messages sent to these verified accounts will be in Yellow colour.
Features of Whatsapp Verified Accounts
Traditionally Whatsapp messages will be green in colour, but this new yellow messages might be introduced to distinguish between normal and Whatsapp verified accounts of business. Whatsapp also has mentioned that these messages cannot be deleted as they might be needed for verification purposes in the future.
It has been added that these small and medium Whatsapp verified accounts of businesses in Whatsapp would also be able to add working hours so that messages sent outside of this time will be snoozed. Users could also block the verified accounts incase they do not want to be involved in this whole user and business scenario.
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This new Whatsapp verified accounts for business feature was spotted on the beta version 2.17.315 by WABetaInfo but it is currently in the testing stage and may not be available for all users. However, the feature is expected to be rolled out to the normal users in the future updates as it seems pretty stable now.[easy-tweet tweet=”Whatsapp adds verified accounts!” hashtags=”Whatsapp,android,breaking”]