September 5, 2017 / 3:41 PM / a year ago

BRIEF-WhatsApp says testing new ways for people to connect with businesses

Sept 5 (Reuters) - WhatsApp:

* Says testing new features that aim to solve some of challenges related to authenticity among other things - Blog

* Says currently testing new tools through a closed pilot program

* Says a green badge next to a contact’s name means that WhatsApp has verified that phone number of this contact belongs to a business account‍​

* Says testing new ways to make it possible for people to connect with businesses in a “fast and personal way”

* Says building and testing new tools via a free WhatsApp business app for small companies and an enterprise solution for bigger companies‍​ Source text: ( Further company coverage:

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