WhatsApp could be working on a new Windows 10 Mobile business app. Earlier in the year, WhatsApp
introduced the new WhatsApp Business app for Android
, allowing both small and large companies to take advantage of the app’s huge user base, while also simplifying the process of communicating with customers. Since the launch, however, the messaging service has failed to introduce the app on any other platforms, but according to a new screenshot, this could be about to change.
As can be seen in the image, WhatsApp appears to be deep into the process of developing a Windows 10 Mobile variant of the app, which itself looks set to offer a few unique features. First off, business accounts on the popular app will now include a badge, while a number of details can be added to profiles. Among these will be the ability to include an email address and business category. In addition, just like the Android variant, a short description can also be added alongside a location and a website link. Also supported by the WhatsApp Business app are landline numbers and automated messages, while opening hours should also make an appearance. On a design note, as with the regular Windows 10 Mobile WhatsApp app, the enterprise alternative will once again stick with the dark-themed UI. In terms of costs, the Facebook
-owned messaging platform has stated that the app will remain free for smaller businesses, while bigger companies can pay to receive extras that should aid with the handling of their larger customer bases.
WhatsApp is yet to comment officially on the upcoming Windows 10 Mobile app, but with development underway, it shouldn’t be too long before an official release happens. In terms of iOS users, though, there is still no information in regards to when the business app will make an appearance on the platform.