If you have started running a small business no doubt you have already had to learn a huge number of apps you may never have heard of before. Before you say “I thought WhatsApp was for teenagers” take a minute to read this and think again. I’m going to give you 4 good reasons why you should use WhatsApp if you don’t already.
Before you say,
“I thought WhatsApp was for teenagers”
take a minute to read this and think again. I’m going to give you 4 good reasons why you should use WhatsApp if you don’t already.
Be visible every time your contact looks at their phone contacts list
When you first sign up to WhatsApp there is 1 thing you need to do;
Tap the Menu button and tap Settings. You will see a space for a picture. Add your logo here. WhatsApp works on phone numbers in the user’s phone, not on followers or email addresses held. This means anytime someone with your number scrolls through their contacts they will see your business. Free advertising!
Messages are encrypted
This makes it a safe way to send sensitive information. That is very rare nowadays.
Easy calling and video calling
Now, I don’t know about you but I’ve only just signed up for Skype. I have to say I felt slightly intimidated by it and signing up took some time. Add to that the fact that when I did eventually use Skype it didn’t quite work right, it put me off. I’m sure plenty of people successfully use Skype every day but I have heard of people suffering glitches with it.
WhatsApp, on the other hand, makes video calling really easy. Simply choose your contact, tap the phone icon and choose Video Call.
You can send larger files than you can by email
Most emails send up to about 10 mb, That is okay for sending text but once you start sending pictures or videos you can quickly get unstuck. WhatsApp (currently) sends files up to 64mb. As well as videos and pictures it also sends pdfs, Word and Excel files.
Not just for teenagers
So WhatsApp isn’t just for teenagers. I think the oldest person I know who uses it is in their late 70s. You can use it on your pc or laptop – type web.whatsapp into your browser and follow the instructions – and you can create groups with a number of contacts in it for a group chat.
However, if you do know a teenager who uses it, I can recommend a surprise Video Call for someone who you think should be up but you know probably isn’t!
I am alway happy to help my clients get to grips with new apps either via video call or in person if you live in the Wrexham or Chester area. Call me on 07974 701527 or email firstname.lastname@example.org