How many types of WhatsApp are there?

How many types of WhatsApp are there?

WhatsApp, available for Android and iOS, has already been downloaded by billions of people around the world. Besides the conventional version, there are three other official versions. In this article, we will look at WhatsApp for Business, WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp mods.

What is WhatsApp Beta?

Like every program in beta mode, WhatsApp Beta is a trial version of the original application. In general, beta versions are not meant to be available to the general public. Still, the goal of developers with this mode is to allow new features to be tested and evaluated by thousands of people, thus being able to find flaws and fix them quickly.

The opportunity to test firsthand the new features that, within a few months, will be available to billions of people is so attractive that WhatsApp is no longer accepting users for the Beta version. You can only use software like Beta Maniac to monitor the opening of new jobs.

What is WhatsApp Business?

If Beta is for those technology fans, WhatsApp Business is the right option for users who use WhatsApp as a work tool to interact with customers. The business has all the features of the conventional version of the app and additional features aimed especially at those with a business.

WhatsApp Business
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The app allows the creation of a business profile, where it will be possible to display detailed information about your company, such as an address, contact email, and even a small catalog and an answering system. This account can be registered with a landline phone and the user can configure automatic greeting and absence messages not to leave potential customers unanswered for a long time. 

For medium to large businesses, Meta offers a WhatsApp Business Platform that scales the engagement of audiences, accelerates sales, and provides customer support.

What is WhatsApp Web?

WhatsApp Web is not an application, but the desktop version of the instant messaging app. Before software had to be downloaded, today the Web is an online service where you just need to read a QR code provided by your cell phone to have your messages synchronized directly on your desktop either for Chrome or Mac. The tool is especially useful for working time, avoiding you having to pick up your mobile to check and answer messages.

In the beginning, WhatsApp Web was quite simple, being basically possible to read and send text messages. Now, however, this version is almost as complete as the smartphone app. You can send audio (if you have a microphone), pictures and documents in different formats. Soon the audio and video call function will be integrated.

Are there any WhatsApp mods?

The three versions above are the only official WhatsApp versions. However, you certainly know many others available on the internet. Among them, we can mention some trendy ones like GBWhatsApp, WhatsApp Plus, YoWhatsApp and WhatsApp Aero. Following, you can read the advantages and disadvantages of using one of these mods.

What are the advantages of WhatsApp mods?

The term mods come from modifications. Thus, these programs are nothing more than applications that offer WhatsApp, the same source code, with some changes and additional features. This is the great advantage of these apps.

Each one has its features, but in general, they allow complete customization of the interface and some useful features, such as sending documents of any size and the possibility of having more than one account registered in the application.

What are the risks of using a mod?

Despite their advantages, WhatsApp mods pose risks. As APK applications outside official stores, users must authorize downloads from unknown sources, bypassing the security checks found in official stores. Encryption of conversations is not guaranteed, potentially compromising privacy. WhatsApp does not endorse these versions, risking platform bans for mod users.

What type of WhatsApp should I use?

Before deciding on a WhatsApp version, consider your specific needs. For casual communication, the basic version suffices, while small-scale business owners may find value in WhatsApp Business. For medium to large enterprises, the WhatsApp Business Platform integrates seamlessly with tech stacks, streamlining customer relations.

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