- September 27, 2022
WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging service, has announced a variety of new features and capabilities for its users. The Meta-owned app is preparing to launch a new feature that will allow users to look for companies near them. Users can utilize this tool to find nearby grocery stores, clothes stores, and restaurants, among other things.
As per WABetaInfo, a WhatsApp update tracker, the app is working on a new feature that would allow you to search for businesses in your area by filtering them using a new interface. A screenshot from the story suggests that the new area of the app would be dubbed ‘Businesses Nearby.’ It will allow you to utilize the app’s Search feature to see categories based on which the results will be displayed.
Aside from that, WhatsApp’s support sites have been updated to include information on how to utilize the new functionality. When looking for firms, the company says there will be three possibilities. If you don’t want your location to be displayed, you can either share their location or choose a specific place. You can also search without turning on the location feature. In that instance, WhatsApp will allow you to see the phone numbers of local businesses.
The WhatsApp support website specifically mentions that this feature may not be available to all users at this time. While most people may not have access to the service right now, it could be coming soon. Until then, we’ll have to wait for further information about the possibility to search nearby companies on WhatsApp in the weeks ahead.