WhatsApp users will be able to search for businesses in their nearby area
The feature has been made available to a select group of individuals in Sao Paulo, and it will be available on both iOS and Android devices
WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, is rumoured to be working on a new feature that will allow users to look for companies in their area.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on a feature that will allow users to simply look for businesses in their area by filtering them using a new interface. Users will benefit from the functionality when looking for hotels, groceries, clothes, and clothing, among other things.
The feature has been made available to a select group of people in Sao Paulo and will be available on both iOS and Android devices.
"When you search for something within WhatsApp, there will be a new section called 'Businesses Nearby': when you select the category, the results of business accounts will be filtered based on your choice," said WABetaInfo.
Following the introduction of WhatsApp beta for iOS 126.96.36.199, the page for Business Info has already been modified.
Meanwhile, the firm recently implemented a new privacy feature that prevents unknown contacts from viewing a user's last seen and online status.
WhatsApp users will be able to select their "last seen" status to be visible to everyone, including their contacts, with the exception of a blacklist of certain people.
This new capability is rumoured to be available on both Android and iOS devices.