This guide will explain how to setup a Twilio account and connect a WhatsApp number to your Casengo Inbox.
Click on Sign up
Enter your details
Verify your email
Verify your mobile phone number
This phone number does not have to be the WhatsApp number you actually want to use.
Do you write code? No
Click on Skip to dashboard
Open the menu by clicking on the left side on the circle with the 3 dots in the middle
Open Phone Numbers
Click on Buy a Number
Select your country
Click on Search
Click on Buy for any number that has SMS capabilities
Confirm the purchase by clicking on Next
Who will use the number? Select A business
Click on Create Address
Click on Add new Address
Fill in your details and click on Create
Go back to the Previous tab and Refresh your browser.
Click the Buy button again, Next, A business
Now select the address you just created in Assign Address.
Click on Buy+ button
Fill in this form: https://www.twilio.com/whatsapp/request-access
First name: Your first name
Last name: Your last name
Phone number: Your company phone number (WhatsApp may call you)
Email address: Your company email address (WhatsApp may email you)
Company name: Your full legal company name
Company website: Your company website
Company HQ Country: The country of your company head quarter
Enter Twilio Account SID:
Open https://www.twilio.com/console and copy the ACCOUNT SID in to the field
Enter Facebook Business Manager ID:
Follow this guide: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/1181250022022158?id=180505742745347
Select I’ve completed Facebook Business Verification:
Company vertical: Select Your business vertical. If the vertical is not listed; contact us.
What is your use case? Customer Support
Which regions are you sending messages to?: Select your region.
How many messages are you sending per month during the first year? Do an estimate.
I wish to provision this account with a third party vendor: No.
Assign approval to alternate Account SID (Optional): No.
Click on Request Now
Log in to your email and your Facebook account to see if you get any notifications about WhatsApp approval.
Once approved, continue with Step 5.
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Log into the Twilio Console and go to the Programmable SMS > WhatsApp > Senders section. Click the "+" button to create a new profile.
When you submit a business profile, ensure that your display name follows WhatsApp’s Display Name rules. WhatsApp will reject display names that don't match the business name in Facebook Business Manager.
Using the information from your completed "Submit Profile Information" form, Twilio will submit your Twilio number and Business Profile display name to WhatsApp. You will receive automated confirmation through Zendesk that your Profile Information form has been received.Using a brand name in your WhatsApp Business Profile
You may have a brand name that you wish to use for your WhatsApp Business Profile that differs from the name of your company. If so, there must be a clear, externally published association between your company and the brand. This association between the brand and your business needs to be displayed on your website and on the display name itself.
For example, if your company is Johnny Mobile and your brand is "PizzaApp", then we would recommend using the name "PizzaApp by Johnny Mobile." This association must be published on your website so WhatsApp can verify it.This means that somewhere on the website, there must be a visible relationship between the two names. If you would like to keep the name "PizzaApp", this will generally require an appeal to WhatsApp and may extend the registration process.
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When you receive notice that Twilio has submitted your WhatsApp Business display name and Twilio number to WhatsApp, you need to approve Twilio to send messages on behalf of that Business Profile. You will receive an email to "approve Twilio to message on behalf of" in Facebook Business Messenger. This email usually has the subject "WhatsApp Profile Request."
Go to the Facebook Business Manager console (the one that you submitted in Step 1) and approve Twilio to "message on behalf of." You can find this request by following this link, or navigating to business.facebook.com > Business Settings > Requests section. Once there, click the Approve button.
After you approve Twilio to message on your behalf, Twilio will complete the registration process to connect your Twilio number and your WhatsApp Business Profile. You will receive an email confirmation that Twilio has finalized the registration of your profile.
Setup the Casengo endpoint on Twilio.
Click on the Phone number you want to connect
Scroll down to Messaging and enter the following line in the "A message comes in" form
Do not make any other changes.
Click on Save
Click on WhatsApp
Click on the + icon
Select Twilio and click on Add
Enter your Twilio Account SID
You can find the SID here: https://www.twilio.com/console
Enter your Twilio Auth Token
You can find the Auth Token here: https://www.twilio.com/console
Phone number: The Phone number you bought from Twilio.
Templated Messages: Do not select anything.
Assign to Team: Select your default WhatsApp Team if you have any.
Click on Connect.