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WhatsApp business accounts will either be verified, confirmed or unconfirmed

WhatsApp business accounts will either be verified, confirmed or unconfirmed
From TechCrunch - December 12, 2017

Another tidbit around how WhatsApps incoming business accounts will function: According to a FAQ for usersof the messaging platformon Chatting with businessesthey will either have one of three status types: unconfirmed, confirmed or verified.

Business accounts that have yet to be confirmed or verified will have a gray question mark badge displayed in their profile. This account is using the WhatsApp Business app, but hasnt been confirmed nor verified by WhatsApp, WhatsApp writes.

So these will be the business accounts to be most wary of, clearly.

Then next level is confirmeddenoted by a gray checkmark badge in the profile. WhatsApp has confirmed that the phone number of this account matches the phone number for this business, it says of this tier.

Finally theres verifiedwhich will be badged with a green checkmark, as wevepreviously reported. WhatsApp has verified that an authentic brand owns this account, is what the company says of this, though its not clear exactly what this extra verification stage involves. Nor whether this top tier will be reserved for business accounts that are paying a fee to use WhatsApps tools.

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