WhatsApp Business API powered by tyntec
Reach 2 billion users with our WhatsApp Business solution. Connect to your users with the most popular chat app globally! With tyntec's officially supported API for WhatsApp Business, you'll have access to a feature rich, scalable, and GDPR compliant solution.
Our WhatsApp Business API can be integrated into any system you're currently running. Alternatively, use the Chat Messaging Dashboard to manage your WhatsApp chats with zero developer efforts.
Lightning Speed Onboarding
Day-to-day business time passes quickly, and your priority is to get your WhatsApp Business Account up-and-running. Our team offers a lightning speed onboarding option of 48 hours, so you can get started whenever you need to.
All Features – We've Got You Covered
Use our feature-rich, programmable API. We constantly add new features and improvements for you.
Become a ‘Verified Business’ to show your users that they can trust the phone number of your business account on WhatsApp.
Bring your own number to WhatsApp Business solution – either mobile, landline, or toll-free.
Send and receive texts, images, files (e.g. PDFs), locations, videos, weblinks, call-to-action buttons or quick replies on WhatsApp.
Branded stickers add the little extra to conversations with your customer base, creating memorable moments between your brand and users.
Let users perform specific tasks or add quick replies to go beyond just text. Making it easy to perform purchases and enhanced Customer Support.
What You Can Send with the WhatsApp Business API
Find out what content types or media files are supported with the WhatsApp Business solution.
Call-to-actions / Quick Replies
Add call-to-actions or quick replies to your messages to guide and automate conversations with your users at no extra cost. Interactive buttons enable your customer service or chatbot to automate specific tasks such as choosing orders and purchases, scheduling appointments, and more.
Make your brand stick
Add fun to your customer conversations with branded stickers, creating memorable experiences. Give your agents more creative options for customer chats with a fun component, leading to increased engagement.
Message Templates vs. Chat Messages
Business Initiated Conversations
When you initiate a conversation with your users, you will need to use Message Templates. These templates must be pre-approved by WhatsApp. With Message Templates you can send notifications, updates, reminders, and more. In addition to text, images and PDFs are available as media message templates.
User Initiated Conversations
When a user sends a message to your WhatsApp Business Account (starting the 24-hour support window) you can send messages to that user without the use of a templated message. For Chat messages, there are no WhatsApp fees.
GDPR | Data Privacy & Security
GDPR Compliant and Secure
Our WhatsApp Business API is GDPR compliant. A variety of features, our technical setup and infrastructure adhere to strict privacy regulations.
Messages between your servers and tyntec’s servers are end-to-end encrypted via HTTPs. This means, even WhatsApp cannot read or decrypt any conversations between you and your users.
We host our data centers and network infrastructure in-house in Germany, allowing us to monitor and control our own network without relying on a third party provider.
The phone numbers provided by your business are translated to a routing ID within tyntec’s data centers before being transmitted to WhatsApp's network for message delivery.
No messages or media assets are archived on tyntec's side, and the WhatsApp Business API doesn't access the users phones or their address books. This ensures compliance with strict data protection standards.
tyntec offers multiple secure transmission options, such as VPN tunnels or TLS. These safeguards protect messages throughout their transmission journey without the risk of exposure.
tyntec’s systems are regularly tested with routine penetration tests and automated vulnerability scans, performed by certified penetration testers.
WhatsApp Business Pricing
Simple and fair. Choose one of our packages that best fits your business needs – you can always upgrade if you need to.
WhatsApp in 3 Simple Steps
Ready to get started? It's easy and straightforward to setup your WhatsApp Business Account with tyntec.
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Made for Developers
Get where you need to go, fast. With just a few lines of code you are able implement the WhatsApp Business API. Check out our WhatsApp Docs Center with detailed information on how to get started setting up your account and more.
How to start with WhatsApp Business
There are two ways to start using WhatsApp Business. Either integrate the API in your systems or use tyntec’s Chat Messaging Dashboard and get started in no time.
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The Frictionless Customer Journey with WhatsApp Business
If your company isn’t already using WhatsApp as a customer communications channel, it’s time to get on board! The Frictionless Customer Journey with WhatsApp Business is a complete guide that provides you with everything you need to get up and running with the largest chat app in the world.
How does the WhatsApp setup work with tyntec?
Once your brand is approved, tyntec initiates the setup process to create your WhatsApp Business Account (WABA). Firstly, you will receive an email notification with instructions on how to proceed.
You will have to prepare key information for the setup. For example, what's the display information (business name, description, contact details, etc.) that will be in your WhatsApp Business Account? What's your Facebook Business Manager ID to connect your WABA to tyntec?
This is the information you need to enable tyntec to configure your WABA:
- Get your API Key: to associate your future WhatsApp Business Account (WABA) with tyntec, we need to know your API key name. Create an account in tyntec’s Business Center, check “API settings” at the left side menu and collect your API key and your API key name.
- Facebook Business Manager ID: Check here how to get it.
- Phone number: you have to provide a new, valid phone number at this stage. You also need to identify whether this phone number is capable of receiving SMS or whether it’s associated with an IVR. Check the guidelines on how to choose a phone number.
- Display information: define your business name, business description, address, brand image and more. This is the information shown in your WhatsApp Business Profile.
- Webhook URLs (optional): define the webhook URLs for incoming messages and delivery notifications.
- Choose your pricing plan: define your package according to your needs. Check our available pricing packages.
Then you can proceed with the completion of the Setup form, which will be sent to you via email.
After completion, you will receive a notification on your Facebook Business Manager to accept tyntec to "message on behalf" of your company.
Please note you need admin access to see the “message on behalf of” and accept this request on your Facebook Business Manager.
The approval will trigger an invite to verify your business on Facebook. This step is necessary to guarantee that the user experience on Facebook remains safe and trustworthy with legitimate companies only.
Your chosen phone number (as per included in the setup form) has to be verified. You will receive a verification code via SMS or phone call (depending on your phone number's capability) and have to share it with tyntec.
Your WABA is ready! You can start exchanging messages. Make sure your opt-in is in place and that everything is tested.
How can I use media message templates?
Companies that want to anticipate customers’ needs can easily use media message templates to send bank statements, boarding passes, order confirmations and more without having to wait for your user to initiate a conversation or reply to your message.
Any industry aiming at implementing the WhatsApp Business API can use this feature. Here are a few examples:
- Retail and e-commerce: send images to descriptions of purchased products, provide receipts, order confirmations, shipping updates and return labels.
- Finance and banking: send account statements, mini balance sheets, invoices and more as PDF files.
- Travel: boarding passes, itineraries, travel vouchers and more.
- Telco: account statements, plan changes, balance updates, etc.
Check our blog post How WhatsApp’s Rich Media Templates Will Remove Friction in CX for more information.
How much does tyntec charge for WhatsApp Business?
WhatsApp Business pricing with tyntec has the following elements:
- Monthly fee: tyntec offers three packages with a monthly fee (starter, growth and enterprise), and each of them will have certain services and benefits included, such as a certain number of message templates and WhatsApp Business Accounts. Have a look at our Pricing Packages.
- Messaging fees:
- tyntec charges a flat rate for sending and receiving messages of EUR 0.004 on a pay-as-you-go basis. Depending on your package, your incoming messages (messages your customers send to you) may be waived.
- WhatsApp also charges a fee for each message your company sends. There is no WhatsApp fees for incoming messages from your customers. WhatsApp fees are calculated on a country-basis. Please have a look here.
tyntec does NOT charge setup fees.
If you are a technology provider, we’re happy to adjust pricing according to your platform. Please get in touch with us to discuss at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I set up an internal pilot project with the WhatsApp Business API?
Setting up a sandbox environment for WhatsApp is rather tricky, but there are options on how to test the service with minimal effort:
The first option is that tyntec provides you with a number and a tyntec-brand account and you can test it out. This option means you don't have to setup a WhatsApp Business Account.
Alternatively, you can also set up a "right productive" account. You can take this to another provider at any time without making any commitments. It's just a registration. This requires a phone number, your Facebook Business Manager ID and a logo that you can fill out in tyntec’s Set Up Your WhatsApp Business Account form. This is not binding and most customers use it in their pilot phase. This will also make it easier for you and your company.
The benefit of option two is that you have access to the entire feature set and can properly conduct internal tests, instead of using a version that isn’t consistent with reality. Your telephone number will be verified again with a phone call. To make sure your account is verified, we usually schedule a short meeting for this purpose.
Another thing you can do is to use our Echo Channel. With this function, you can do requests against tyntec API without actually reaching the WhatsApp network. tyntec simulates our respective responses, so you can test out our API with minimum effort. All the messages can be simulated for the testing, so you can check the connection to our APIs without any productive traffic. Check more information here.
Get in touch with us if you're planning to setup a pilot project and how tyntec can help out.
What integration options does tyntec support?
tyntec's API for WhatsApp Business is platform-agnostic and able to be integrated onto any system. You can find our API reference here.
tyntec provides a wide array of integrations for relevant platforms such as:
- Microsoft Bot Framework
- Microsoft Dynamics
- Zapier (coming soon)
- Zendesk (coming soon)
It's possible that, depending on each customers' requirements, a deeper integration is needed. An example is the use of WhatsApp integrated onto Slack, which tyntec has implemented for jet charter company GlobeAir. Check here the success story for more details.
In case you're looking into integrating tyntec's API onto your system, get in touch with us to discuss.
If you want to use WhatsApp but have no developer resources or simply prefer to keep WhatsApp chats separate from your system, our Chat Messaging Dashboard may be the right solution for you. Get in touch with us or schedule a demo for more information.