How to find businesses using the Discover businesses feature
Note: This feature is currently only available for use in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Indonesia, and the UK.
The Discover businesses feature is a home for finding and contacting businesses on WhatsApp. The feature helps WhatsApp users find and start conversations with businesses within the familiar WhatsApp experience.
To use this feature, tap
> Businesses, and next choose any of the following options:
- Type the name of a business you want to connect with
- Search for a business within their relevant category
- View the Popular businesses section and select a listed business
Once you have found the business you are interested in, you can simply send a message to that business in WhatsApp to begin your conversation.
What businesses are searchable?
All businesses that are searchable within this feature are WhatsApp verified accounts. Business search results will match in full or in part the text the user has entered. When you search for businesses, search terms are processed in a de-identified way that will not be linked back to your account. For example, when searching for a bakery in your area, search terms such as, “bakeries near me”, “cake”, or “custom cupcakes” will not be associated with your WhatsApp account or phone number.
The results displayed will only show businesses registered in your country. For example, if your phone number starts with +44 for the UK, you will only see results with the same country code.
What are popular businesses?
Businesses listed in the Popular businesses section are those that are highly responsive and engage with the most users that message them through the Discover businesses feature. The Popular businesses section is updated daily.
Will I be charged for contacting a business?
No, it will not cost you anything to contact a business that you have found and connected with using this feature.