WhatsApp is one of the ubiquitous messaging apps used by millions of people worldwide. The app can also be used for your business. The WhatsApp API is a powerful tool for automated marketing campaigns sent directly from your company’s phone number. This article will show how easy it is to set up an automated WhatsApp campaign using the API.
Create a ChatBot
Creating a chatbot is easy. You can use the WhatsApp API to create one and send automated messages. If you’re unfamiliar with chatbots, they’re systems that allow users of messaging apps like WhatsApp to interact with them for this interaction to be recorded and stored on their servers for later use by third parties (like marketers).
The first step is to sign up for an account at AI chatbot online, which will host your bot on its platform and provide tools so others who want access can also interact with it. Once signed up and using the platform, create a new project.
Set Up a WhatsApp Business Account
To set up a WhatsApp Business account, you will need to:
● Create a business profile. This is the first step in creating an automated campaign that uses the API.
● Connect your WhatsApp Business account to your website or CRM. After creating this connection, it can be used as part of an automated campaign. It will automatically sync between both platforms when new contacts are added on either platform (Facebook/WhatsApp) or entered manually into either platform (Facebook/WhatsApp).
Check Your GDPR Compliance
To start creating automated WhatsApp marketing campaigns, you must ensure that your account complies with GDPR. GDPR compliance is a requirement for all API users and should be checked before starting any campaign.
It doesn’t matter if you are using an automated bot; if you are not compliant with GDPR, then this could result in being blocked from using the service completely. Hence, it’s important to ensure everything is working correctly before starting anything new!
Connect to the API
You first need to get an API key from WhatsApp to connect to the API. To do this, go into your account settings and click the “API” tab on your screen. Then, you need to scroll down until you view “Get an app key” next to “Connecting with our APIs.”
Then click that button so that it turns green and says “Connected.” For this process to work properly, both parties must have valid accounts on each other’s platforms (this can be achieved through linking).
Create an Automated Welcome Message
Creating a welcome message is easy. You can do it in the WhatsApp Business Dashboard or via the API. In the WhatsApp Business Dashboard. Go into your broadcast settings and click “Add New Broadcast Message.”
Enter your first name, last name, and an image if you have one handy (the default looks pretty generic). Then add a message that says something like “Welcome! Hope you like what the offer here at [your business].”
This will appear on new users’ phones when they sign up for your broadcast list; you’ll see it within seconds of them joining it, so make sure its content is relevant enough so as not to feel spammy or annoying!
Use the API to Send and Receive Messages
To send and receive messages with the WhatsApp API, you’ll need to.
● Send a message from your app; the API requires storing messages on an external server before sending them to users via SMS or MMS. If you’re already using this feature in your app, it’s easy to integrate with the API by adding new endpoints for sending and receiving messages.
● Receive a message from one device or multiple devices at once through webhooks or WebSockets events triggered when a user sends one of these messages through their mobile device (the same way they would if they were using other apps).
Creating an automated WhatsApp marketing campaign is a lot simpler than it sounds. You can get started with your automated campaigns with the right tools and knowledge. This article showed you how to create and deploy a computerized campaign using the WhatsApp API.