A blue verification mark is coming to WhatsApp soon, see here’s how you can take advantage of it

With millions of users in India, WhatsApp is also the preferred app for many of us to communicate with companies. Many companies use the instant messaging app to communicate with their clients, responding to questions and resolving problems. Even while dining in, customers can place their orders over WhatsApp at restaurants like McDonald’s. Up until now, a green checkmark would appear next to each company name to identify them. However, this will soon change.

According to a recent story in WA Beta Info, WhatsApp is releasing an upgrade that would cause verified businesses to have a blue checkmark instead of a green one. Verified channels will furthermore get the updated checkmark in addition to this. According to the source, the purpose of this upgrade is to provide a uniform verification symbol for all Meta platforms, such to the blue checkmarks found on Facebook and Instagram. Currently, WhatsApp is openly testing this update, and the new blue checkmark is now visible to certain beta users.

The newspaper released a screenshot showing the new blue checkmark in place of the previous green badge. This will unify the app’s appearance with other Meta platforms and offer a consistent user experience throughout all of its apps. It’s important to remember that users can still rely on the blue checkmark to confirm that they are connecting with reputable channels or companies. This modification seeks to lower the possibility of impersonation and increase user trust.

The blue checkmark functionality is now accessible to select beta testers who have downloaded the most recent Android WhatsApp beta from the Google Play Store, and it will be extended to further users in the upcoming weeks.

Additionally, WhatsApp is developing a new feature for channels. The messaging software will soon enable channel owners to forward messages and media straight from their personal chats, according to an earlier WA Beta Info story. This implies that when the feature is made available to everyone, channel owners may find it simpler to share media. As a result, the functionality makes channel maintenance easier by doing away with several previously necessary processes.