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The WhatsApp Business API is intended for customer service or transactional messaging only. At this time it does not allow businesses to send any marketing or promotional messages.
However, the company recently announced a significant change in its business messaging policy, introducing non-transactional notifications to Indonesia and Mexico. It might come to your country soon too.
Yes, we can help you with all these
- WhatsApp Business API Approval
- WhatsApp Template Approval
- WhatsApp Chatbot Setup
How can I get a green tick badge next to my WhatsApp number?
Once your number is active on WhatsApp Business API, and has around 50 active users in last one-week, we can apply for a green badge request to WhatsApp.
What kind of number can I use for WhatsApp Business API?
Your business must use a valid phone number. Shortcodes are not allowed on the WhatsApp platform. The number must include a country and area code. Landline and cell phone numbers are acceptable phone numbers to use. Since a phone number is tied to a WhatsApp account, you must own this number. This phone number must be able to receive voice calls or SMS in order to complete registration. This phone number must also not have been used with the WhatsApp Business API before.
Can I use my existing WhatsApp number for the WhatsApp Business API?
Please note that
- You will need to deactivate your existing WhatsApp Account on the number and then submit your API request. The request can take 2-7 working days, so there will be downtime.
- Once a number is registered on WhatsApp Business API, it cannot be undone.
As per Guidelines given by Facebook - "Once a phone number is registered on the WhatsApp Business API, it cannot be used for WhatsApp Business or the WhatsApp consumer app. A phone number can be upgraded to the WhatsApp Business API, but not downgraded."
Can I get a number online?
Yes, you can use Twilio to get a number online. The numbers start from $1 per month. If you would want, we can do it on your behalf.
Can I migrate my WhatsApp Business API to another vendor?
Currently, WhatsApp does not support the migration of numbers from one vendor to the other.
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