Before starting the process, we recommend that you collect all the information needed to create your Profile, such as:
- Decide on which phone number to associate your WhatsApp Profile with. Learn how to pick a phone number. In case your number is associated with an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system, the manual onboarding applies.
- Display name. Check best practices.
- Business information: description, website, public email, logo URL, etc.
- Associate your WhatsApp Business Profile with tyntec with an API key.
- Webhook URLs: define the webhook URLs for incoming messages and delivery notifications. Learn more about webhooks.
Once these prerequisites have been collected, follow these steps:
Step 3: Add your business information
Add your company-specific information, including:
- WhatsApp Business display name. See guideline here.
- Business description in max. 256 characters
- Business address
- Public contact email for your business, e.g., email@example.com
- Status text displayed on the business profile
- Business website
- An additional URL, e.g., Instagram, Facebook profiles (optional)
- Business category (industry)
- Brand image URL, recommended size: 640px x 640 px.
You’ll see at the right side a preview of the information displayed on the right side.
Certain restrictions apply when you request a display name change after the phone number has been verified.
Step 4: Select a pricing plan (subscription)
In this step, you can select your tyntec product and pricing packages.
You can pick the following products:
- WhatsApp Business API (in the API-only option)
- WhatsApp Business API + Support Inbox (in the Solutions, incl. API option)
You will be presented with the different packages and can select your preferred one.
⏰ Note that we will just charge your account after being verified and ready to be used.
Step 5: Add webhooks and API key
Here, please add:
- API key name: simply choose an API key to create an association between your WhatsApp Business Profile and the tyntec account to send and receive messages.
- Webhook configuration: this is needed to receive messages and delivery notifications. You can change these at any time. Check more information here on webhooks.
ℹ️ In case you have selected the Support Inbox in the Subscriptions step, you do NOT need to add webhooks.
Step 6: Connect with Facebook
After adding the API key and webhooks, it’s time to connect your Facebook account linked to your WhatsApp Business request. This step connects your tyntec onboarding with your Facebook Business Manager to:
- Create your Facebook and WhatsApp Business Accounts
- Create your WhatsApp Business Profile
- Connect and verify the WhatsApp Business number
Our dashboard will provide you a direct connection to perform this step. Click on Login with Facebook. Make sure you’re logging in with an admin account.
Once you proceed, you will be asked to share permissions with the Business Service Provider (tyntec) to allow us to manage your account:
- Account access allows the BSP to create templates, add phone numbers, send messages, access metrics and assign users to the account.
- Billing management permissions. By default, a business is billed through the BSP’s monthly invoice.
1. Create or link Business Manager Account
The first step is to link an existing company’s Business Manager account or create a new Business Manager account (if there isn’t one available yet).
Note the information you have already submitted on tyntec’s Create Profile dashboard will be pre-filled in this step.
3. Verify your WhatsApp Business Number
The business should select an existing number or enter a new number to register. You cannot register a number that is actively registered to either WhatsApp Messenger or the WhatsApp Business App.
If your phone number is already used, check the steps to deactivate the phone number before using it on the WhatsApp Business API.
Congrats! Your signup is complete, and your next step is business verification.
While your business is being verified, you’re ready to dip your toes in the WhatsApp experience for the first time. During the trial experience, you can send a limited number of messages to test the value and functionality of the API.
ℹ️ Test WhatsApp during the business verification process
While you wait for your business to be verified, you can try out WhatsApp with sample message templates to initiate conversations and 1,500 complimentary messages with tyntec.
Your 1,500 complimentary messages will still be available even after you finalize the business verification process. It’s up to you at what point to use your complimentary test messages.