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WhatsApp Business Launches Catalogs to Let Small Businesses Share Products

Previously businesses had to send product photos one at a time and repeatedly provide information -- now customers can see their full catalogue right

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Catalogs are a mobile storefront for businesses to showcase and share their goods so that people can easily browse and discover something they would like to buy. Pixabay

In a bid to make it easier for small businesses to connect with customers and grow, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Thursday introduced the “catalog feature” for businesses, which use the “WhatsApp Business app” to share information about their products and services.

The feature is being rolled out for both Android and iOS in India, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, the UK and the US. It will be rolled out across the world soon.

“Catalogs are a mobile storefront for businesses to showcase and share their goods so that people can easily browse and discover something they would like to buy. Previously businesses had to send product photos one at a time and repeatedly provide information — now customers can see their full catalogue right within WhatsApp,” the company said.

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The feature is being rolled out for both Android and iOS in India, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, the UK and the US. It will be rolled out across the world soon. Pixabay

This, according to WhatsApp, makes business owners look more professional and keeps customers engaged in the chat without having to visit a website.

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For each item in its catalogue, a business can add information, including price, description and product code. WhatsApp hosts these catalogues to save storage space on the phones of both businesses and users. (IANS)

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Dark Mode on WhatsApp to Make a Debut Soon For iOS

The iPhone users will be able to run this feature on iOS 13 and the icons in dark mode are in blue and grey colour schemes

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Apart from Dark Mode, WhatsApp is also testing a new beta update for iOS users which would bring features like hide muted status update, splash screen and app badge improvements, among others. Pixabay

Dark Mode for WhatsApp has been in the news for long but the feature may debut sooner on the messasing app starting with the iOS users.

The iPhone users will be able to run this feature on iOS 13 and the icons in dark mode are in blue and grey colour schemes, according to WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp updates.

Additionally, WhatsApp is also testing a new beta update for iOS users which would bring features like hide muted status update, splash screen and app badge improvements, among others.

WhatsApp’s new splash screen would essentially let users see the WhatsApp logo whenever they open the app on their iPhones. This is also available on the Android beta app.

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Dark Mode for WhatsApp has been in the news for long but the feature may debut sooner on the messasing app starting with the iOS users. Pixabay

Last week, WhatsApp has added a new privacy setting, which will let users decide whether they want to join a group on the messaging platform or not.

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To enable it, users need to go to “Settings” in the app, then tap Account, Privacy and Groups and select one of three options: “Everyone,” “My Contacts,” or “My Contacts Except.” (IANS)