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WhatsApp: so you can find the businesses closest to your point from the app

The most used instant messaging application in the world, we refer to WhatsApp, you are thinking of adding a new tool called ‘Nearby businesses’, what is it about? As its name says, it consists of searching for different types of stores through the aforementioned platform, so you will be able to communicate with them without having to add them previously.

This new function, which is already being tested in São Paulo (Brazil), has been liked by many users, because with WhatsApp They can locate and classify restaurants, supermarkets, clothing stores, etc., that are close to your location, of course, they all have to use WhatsApp Business (Business); reported the media specialized in WhatsApp, WabetaInfo.

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HOW TO FIND BUSINESSES NEAR YOUR LOCATION WITH WHATSAPP

According to the technology portal in question, when you open WhatsApp and touch the search bar at the top, not only will you get the buttons: ‘Photo’, ‘Videos’, ‘Links’, ‘Gif’, ‘Audio’ and ‘Documents’, but also an additional one with the name of ‘Nearby Businesses’ or ‘Businesses Nearby’ (in English), as seen in the following image.

Preview of the ‘Nearby businesses’ tool (Photo: WabetaInfo)

It is important to clarify that ‘Nearby Businesses’ is still in the development stage, likewise, it was learned that it will be necessary to activate the location of the smartphone to be able to access this tool, but, according to Will Cathcart, executive director of WhatsApp, he announced through his account Twitter That the mechanism was created privately, it means that the application will not record your location or know which companies you contact.

As you remember, all the new functions that want to be added to WhatsApp they first have to go through a testing stage, therefore, it was created WhatsApp Beta, so we recommend you convert your application to this version, do not worry that it is totally safe, fast and reliable, also, you will be able to enjoy all the functions before they are officially launched.

How to get WhatsApp Beta on Android

  • First, enter here from your Android mobile and click on ‘Become a verifier’.
  • Then, click on the option ‘You can download it on Google Play’.
  • The Play Store will open for you to download WhatsApp Beta.
  • Finally, it only remains to hope that the Meta application (Facebook) release a new update of WhatsApp Beta where the ‘Nearby Business’ button is automatically enabled.

How to get WhatsApp Beta on iOS

  • Download TestFlight on the App Store.
  • When you’ve installed it, simply open this link to apply for a position in WhatsApp Beta for iPhone
  • Now, you will be redirected back to TestFlight.
  • Click on ‘Accept’ to get the position. Ready, WhatsApp Beta It will be installed on your cell phone.
  • It should be noted that the beta participants are a little more limited on iPhone, so do it as soon as possible.
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