Facebook is planning on launching its own free website builder and paid web hosting service, competing with the likes of GoDaddy and Wix.
Facebook’s new venture is scarce. However, the news was officially announced in a recent blog post by the company. The social media giant believes that this service will interest small and medium-sized firms looking for a cost-friendly and reliable service.
The blog post reads: Businesses have varying technology needs and want choice in the companies they work with to host and manage customer communications, particularly with remote work increasing.
It further explains: Which is why over the coming months, we plan to expand our partnerships with business solution providers we’ve worked with over the last two years. We will also provide a new option for businesses to manage their WhatsApp messages via hosting services that Facebook plans to offer.
“With WhatsApp for business”, “Facebook has been working on increasing its appeal to business customers”. This service will open new arenas for the company.
Apart from making the hosting service available in a few months, it also plans on introducing ways to make purchases directly through “WhatsApp chats”, with compatibility with the existing e-commerce to make things easier for retailers.