Thursday, 21 March 2019 WhatsApp Business, a separate version of WhatsApp that’s designed to allow businesses to communicate with their customers, has begun to launch on iOS. WABetaInfo reports that it discovered the app on the Mexican App Store, and users have subsequently reported that the app is also available in France and Brazil. WhatsApp Business was first released on Android in January last year.
The app is significant for WhatsApp because it’s one of the few ways the Facebook-owned service monetizes itself directly. Although businesses can respond to customers for free if they do so within 24 hours, Facebook will charge them after this initial period. Last year, a WhatsApp executive said that the service would also start showing ads to general users...
Hillary Clinton and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez teaming up on Twitter, poking fun at the new report that alleges Jared Kushner used WhatsApp for official White House business. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story.
Business Insider reports Instagram is killing its standalone messaging app, Direct.
The app was rolled out to a small number of countries in 2017 but never really took off. Many people have never even..