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Launch your own product catalogue with WhatsApp Business

Prajyot Mainkar

Whatsapp Business has launched catalog features that enable sellers to create product listings to share with consumers. This update has been rolled out in the latest edition. Using this feature, the seller can create a catalog by selecting Settings > Business Settings > Catalog and Add the catalog. One can add a series of images along with the other product details such as product or service name, price (optional), description, link and product or service code. After one submits this listing, the WhatsApp team will verify and enable it. This feature is great for a business owner who wants to share with their consumers the products they deal in, and it is easy for customers to scroll through the range of offerings along with product details.

To send the catalog when asked by a user, simply use the option ‘Catalogue’ in the ‘Attach’ box. This feature will help a lot of business owners who earlier had to send a set of images and then add product specifications which becomes a hassle. With this feature on board, one can send multiple catalogs and the end-users can simply click on the listing to see the product. If a product is on sale on any of the leading E-commerce portals, one can simply add the link which will take the user to that page for purchase. The journey appears so clean and seamless. This feature is currently available to businesses using WhatsApp Business on both Android and iPhone in the US, UK, Brazil, Germany, India, Indonesia and Mexico.

Vivo Y5s has been launched in India. The device features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display that has a screen resolution of 2340 pixels x 1080 pixels. The phone is powered by the Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P65 12nm processor coupled with ARM Mali-G52 GPU. This phone supports fingerprint sensor and is dual-SIM capable. Running on Android v9.0 Pie edition with FunTouch OS v9, this phone comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card. This phone has a 16-megapixel camera, an 8-megapixel 120-degree ultra-wide sensor and a 2-megapixel sensor in the primary camera criterion. For the selfie and video calling, there is a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. The network features include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS and micro USB port. Vivo Y5s comes with 5000mAh (typical) battery sporting 18W charging. This phone comes in blue black and green colours and is priced around $215. The phone is expected to go on sale in China soon.

Realme X2 Pro is set to be launched in India via Flipkart, on November 20. The phone comes with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ Fluid AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display featuring a resolution of 2400 pixels x 1080 pixels. The phone runs on Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 Plus 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 640GPU. The phone has 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. There are two other variants that include 8GB RAM with 128GB storage and 12GB RAM with 256GB storage. The device runs on Android v9.0 Pie Edition with ColorOS v6.1. This dual-SIM capable phone comes with a 64-megapixel rear camera, 13-megapixel Telephoto lens, an 8-megapixel 115-degree ultra-wide-angle lens and 2-megapixel depth sensor. This phone also has a 16-megapixel front-facing camera and in-display fingerprint sensor support. The network capabilities include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5, NFC, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C. The phone has a 4000mAh (typical) battery with 50W SuperVOOC fast charging. The starting price of the device is $382 and it available in lunar white and Neptune blue colour options.

Redmi 8A is now available on Open Sale in India at a starting price of `6,499. This phone is one of the prominent choices in the budget range segment. This phone features a 6.2-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1520 pixels x 720 pixels. The phone is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 439 Mobile Platform coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. It comes with 2GB and 3GB RAM variants with 32GB storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card. It also features Android v9.0 Pie edition with MIUI v10. On the optics side, the phone packs a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and on the front-facing side, there is an 8-megapixel camera. The network features could include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, USB Type-C, and GPS + GLONASS. The phone packs 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging and is available in midnight black, sunset red and ocean blue colour option.

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