How To: Create And Verify A WhatsApp Business Account With A Virtual Number

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In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps needed to set up and verify the WhatsApp Business app on your device using a virtual mobile number.

Creating a Whatsapp Business Account With A Virtual Number

With WhatsApp Business, you can transform the way you contact your customers. From specially developed tools to protecting your client’s data, every facet of the app has been designed to serve the needs of small businesses – and when you use a virtual WhatsApp Business number, you can unlock its full potential.

From creating a business profile listing your services, work hours and website to using labels to categorise each conversation, WhatsApp Business provides many benefits for business users and the individual customer.

Can I use the same number for both WhatsApp apps?

No – you’ll need two different numbers in order to use WhatsApp Messenger and WhatsApp Business on the same device.

There are many benefits to setting up a virtual phone number specifically for the business version of WhatsApp.

Create more balance between work and home life by setting up an auto-reply message to let new customers know when your working hours are, and keep your work chat and private messages separate.

Can I use a virtual number for WhatsApp?

Yes – mobile virtual numbers are a great way to use WhatsApp Business while keeping your regular number private. Many businesses already use virtual numbers to keep their personal phone numbers private.

It’s incredibly easy and quick to generate your WhatsApp Business virtual number with YourBusinessNumber – there’s no contract and you can cancel the service at any time.

How to create a WhatsApp Business account

Now that you know how to get a virtual phone number, let’s look at the process to register and set up your WhatsApp Business account.

  1. Set up your virtual mobile numbers with YourBusinessNumber.
  2. Download WhatsApp Business App from the Google Play store (on Android) or the App Store (on Apple). Tap the WhatsApp app icon to open the app.
  3. Use the WhatsApp verification code to confirm your business account using the virtual phone number provided by YourBusinessNumber.
  4. Set up your WhatsApp profile. Include your business name, profile picture (such as a company logo), business location and a business category.

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Do I need to pay for WhatsApp Business?

No – you can download and use WhatsApp Business for free, and create a free account. WhatsApp Business is an ideal solution for small businesses to connect with their customers.

However, if you have a very large team or more complicated Enterprise-level access and chat requirements, the WhatsApp Business API will be a better fit.

As you can’t use your personal number for both Messenger and Business, you will need to pay for your second phone number.

Unlike other virtual phone number providers, YourBusinessNumber has a simple, easy to understand pricing system, no need to install further apps, and no contract, giving you total flexibility.

How to get a WhatsApp number

It couldn’t be easier to set up your new virtual number with YourBusinessNumber – we’ll show you how.

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Receive your number for WhatsApp verification in just 3 clicks!

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George Lineker

The co-founder of YourBusinessNumber, George has a lasting interest in modern communications technology, and is an advocate of simple and easy to use tools for businesses of all sizes. He has a background in mobile telecom solutions along with qualifications in business and management support services.
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