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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 5, Nov 2022) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.

WhatsApp Business gets an upgrade; new Find, Message & Buy options

WhatsApp has announced that they are expanding the directory feature in the business platform to more nations, including UK, Mexico, Indonesia, etc. Now, this is a feature that categorizes companies,organizations and small businesses and lets people search for them, find them, chat with them and eventually transact with them all without leaving their WhatsApp chat window inside the app, so it could be a revolutionary feature if it picks up because imagine doing all the transactions inside the chat app, so as more people feel comfortable with messaging, they feel safer. They feel private. Now, this is something that you need to pay attention to. Even though this talks about commerce, I’m sure there’s the same process applicable to categorizing nonprofits churches, etc.So people can search for you, they can find you, and they can donate and they can transact with you all within WhatsApp app so definitely check it out. Pass it on to your direct messaging team.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 5, November 2022 with source links from WhatsApp, YouTube, Meta, Google, Snapchat, Web3.

🗞️ News 1: WhatsApp Business gets an upgrade; new Find, Message & Buy options 

Source: WhatsApp

🗞️ News 2: YouTube adds an editing tool for Community Posts with filters & stickers

Source: YouTube

🗞️ News 3: Meta announces new protection tools for Teens on Instagram & Facebook

Source: Meta

🗞️ News 4: [Resources] Helpful guides from Google, Snapchat & Pew Research Center

Source: Snapchat | Google | Pew Research Center

🗞️ News 5: [Web3] Japan joins the list of nations (including the US) testing CBDC

Source: CoinTelegraph

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