WhatsApp – Can It Be Used For Business?

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WhatsApp is a mobile phone application that allows you to send free SMS messages to your friends regardless of the device they are using.

Hands-down, the coolest thing about this application is the fact that it is cross-platform. This means that if you have an Android device, you can still talk to your friends who use the iPhone, Nokia or Blackberry phones.

How WhatsApp Makes Money

When people first heard of the merger between Facebook and WhatsApp, outsiders figured that it would affect WhatsApp.

Facebook makes revenue by selling sidebar ad spaces. Facebook also purchased Instagram and made it possible for companies to post sponsor photos that would reach a much wider audience; much wider than their subscribers list.

This will, however, not be the case for WhatsApp as Zuckerberg promised that WhatsApp will not have any ads on it. Currently, Facebook is making money from the small annual membership fee WhatsApp users are expected to pay, after the first free year of usage.

How Is This App Valuable To Your Business?

There are some people who might be worried about the annual fee. There are, however, several reasons why this application is a valuable addition to your online company’s repertoire. WhatsApp has enough potential to revolutionize your company’s customer service quality.

Sure, there is the old-age style of communicating with customers (via phone), but you cannot overlook the part social media is playing in helping companies engage with their clients. Some of your customers will actually find it easier to engage with your business via WhatsApp, since they will get direct and personalized replies without the need to wait on hold.

The privacy offered by WhatsApp makes it even more valuable. When using WhatsApp, personal conversations remain between participants. In turn, you will be able to retain users because they know that the feelings and thoughts they share with you are secure.  You also do not have to log in to the app every time you want to connect with friends.

The best part is that you can install WhatsApp in your PC. This possibility makes it easy for people to communicate with you.

How to Install WhatsApp on PC?

-Download Bluestacks software.

-Install it in your PC

-Go to ‘Start’ menu at the bottom of your screen and type in the ‘search’ bar ‘Start Bluestacks’

-Click on the installed Bluestacks app and wait for it to load.

-Once it has loaded, go to the search bar and type in ‘WhatsApp messenger’.

-Click on the WhatsApp messenger finding you see

-That will basically download the WhatsApp messenger in the Bluestacks application in your PC.

-You will be able to see the WhatsApp icon next to the other Bluestacks icons.

-Run it by clicking on it.

-Follow the prompts as you provide the information needed.

-When you give your phone number, you will receive a WhatsApp verification code on your mobile phone in the form of an SMS. You can also get the verification code via a phone call.

-Enter the code and continue with the process.

-To invite your friends, you will have to enter their names and phone numbers.

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