Tuesday, March 2, 2021

WhatsApp Shopping button now live in India

- Advertisement -

WhatsApp shared 'technical jargon' with government agencyNew Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Facebook on Tuesday made a new shopping button in WhatsApp live globally, including in India, to help people check out available products and make purchases right from a chat.

The tool will make it easier for people to discover a business’ catalog so they know what goods or services it offers.

Previously, people had to click into the business’ profile to see if the business had a catalog.

“Now, when a person sees the shopping button, which looks like a storefront icon, they will immediately know the business has a catalog so they can browse products and start a conversation about an item they see with just one tap,” the company said in a statement.

READ ALSO:  Yahoo Mail to stop automatic email forwarding for free users

This will also make it easier for businesses to have their products discovered which can help increase sales.

More than 175 million people message a WhatsApp Business account every day, and more than 40 million people view a business’ catalog each month — including more than 3 million in India.

According to a recent survey, 76 per cent of adults in India said that “I am more likely to do business with/purchase from a company that I can contact via messaging than one that I cannot.”

The new shopping button is available now across the world and will replace the voice call button.

To find the voice call button, simply tap on the call button to select either a voice or video call.

READ ALSO:  Sensex hits 45,000 mark for first time ever

“In the future, we’ll make it possible to add items to a cart and check out, all within WhatsApp,” the company said last month.

Facebook said it will finally start charging companies using WhatsApp for Business, as it expanded ways for its users to check out available products and make purchases right from a chat.

READ ALSO:  Govt exploring use of AI to tackle social media misuse

Some 50 million businesses message a WhatsApp Business account every day and this move will help WhatsApp continue building a business of its own while it provides and expands free end-to-end encrypted text, video and voice calling for more than 2 billion people.

Source: IANS

India Updates
India Updates is an independent news & Information website. Follow us for regular updates on News and Information.

Follow Us On

Related News


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Topics In India

Covid 19 India Updates

Trending News In India

Trending Showbiz

Trending Sports

Latest Trending News In India

Vaccine acceptance high among Indian women

New York, Mar 2 (IANS): AS India has started rolling out the next phase of its Covid-19 vaccination drive for people above 60 years of...

Spectrum Auction: Govt gets bids worth Rs 77,814 cr

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) As the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) completed the spectrum auction on Tuesday, government receives bids worth Rs 77,814 crore...

Over 2L doses administered to senior citizens, 45+

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) As many as 2,08,791 doses of Covid vaccine have administered to people above 60 years of age and the...

Over 50 lakh registered on Co-WIN: Health Ministry

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Around 50 lakh people have self-registered for vaccination through CoWIN since the portal was opened for registration, Ram Sevak...