WhatsApp to Warn Businesses Violating its Commerce Policy, Developing New ‘Kept’ Messages Section: Report


WhatsApp is said to be working on a feature to warn companies that are violating the company’s trade policy, according to details shared by the feature tracker. The warning will be visible at the top of the chat list to inform businesses about Meta-owned company policies and will be limited to WhatsApp Business accounts. Meanwhile, the messaging service is also adding a new section that allows users to view messages they have chosen to “prevent” messages from disappearing chats – another feature currently in development.

According to a report by feature tracker WABetaInfo, the company is developing a warning banner for WhatsApp Business accounts, which have violated the company’s business policy. The feature was spotted days after the messaging service announced it was giving access to its cloud-based API to all businesses and developers. The warning reads “Access to WhatsApp is at risk” followed by “To continue using WhatsApp, start following the policy.” According to the tracker, the banner could be shown to companies in the future as a warning before their account is banned.

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Screenshot of the warning banner spotted by the feature tracker on WhatsApp Business
Image source: WABetaInfo

Last year, WhatsApp updated its trade policy for companies that offer goods and services for sale, informing them that they must comply with this policy. WhatsApp business policy prohibits the sale of drugs (prescription, recreational or otherwise), tobacco, alcohol, unsafe food supplements, weapons, ammunition, explosives, live animals, animal parts, adult products, body parts and fluids, medical devices, and dating Services, hacking, subscription services, fraudulent goods and services, and real, virtual or counterfeit currencies, among other prohibited products and services.

Meanwhile, the company has also been spotted working on a new feature that allows users to view messages they have saved from hidden conversations. Discovered by a feature tracker last month, WhatsApp is said to be developing a feature that allows users to “keep” some messages that have been scheduled to disappear. The company is now working on a division on WhatsApp Desktop within contact information And group info Section. The new section is titled Saved messages and is located under Starred Messages Option, as per a screenshot shared by WABetaInfo.

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New ‘Kept messages’ section spotted on WhatsApp Desktop
Image source: WABetaInfo

While the feature was spotted in a beta version of WhatsApp Desktop, the feature is also expected to arrive in future versions of WhatsApp for Android and WhatsApp for iOS, according to the tracker. The company is also reportedly working on a way to identify kept messages from a disappearing conversation, but WABetaInfo has yet to share details of how it works. There is currently no word when the ability to “Keep” new and disappearing messages Saved messages The section will be rolling out to users, and the service has yet to officially announce any details about the feature that is currently in development.


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