Picky Assist WhatsApp Automation tool is one the most stable, reliable and affordable WhatsApp automation tools available in the globe with more than 200+ developers and 1000+ companies across the world make use of this tool for automating various tasks on WhatsApp.
This project is not only able to automate your WhatsApp but it can even send and receive SMS , Reject Incoming Call and push the details to your server (Known as Missed Call Service), Initiating Click 2 Call or Call Conference.
You can compare the advantages and disadvantage here WhatsApp Official API Vs Picky Assist Automation API
Type of Message
Outbound -> WhatsApp Text & Media Message Using Accessibility Method
5 to 6 Messages Per Minute
Outbound -> WhatsApp Text Messages Using Session Method
50 to 60 Messages Per Minute
Outbound -> SMS Using Android Default Queue for 160 Characters English Message
30 to 40 Messages Per Minute
Outbound -> SMS Using Android Default Queue for Unicode Messages (Non English Upto 60 Characters)
20 to 30 Messages Per Minute
Inbound -> WhatsApp Messages with Instant Reply
30 - 40 Messages per minute
Inbound -> SMS - English (Less than 160 characters)
50 to 60 Messages per minute
Inbound -> SMS - Unicode (Less than 60 characters)
30 - 40 Messages per minute
Inbound -> Missed Calls
1 call in a Second
Outbound -> Call Conference upto 5 members
1 Conference at a Time
The major set back of the tool is that it's not scalable that means it's not possible to effectively handle concurrent messages , below are the limitations
If the reply is a media file then the system automatically switches the reply using broadcaster and it required 10 seconds to give a reply. If you start receiving more than 60 messages in a minute then there are possibilities that incoming messages may miss.
For incoming message and instant reply (only text) we use a technology which doest required the phone screen and WhatsApp to be opened, the entire process will happen in the background. So we highly recommend this method if you want to give an instant reply back to the user instead of triggering a Broadcast API
When you send a message using a broadcast module the phone screen automatically turns on and opens WhatsApp then sends messages automatically , all clicks and share will do automatically by the picky assist app. In this case the phone screen should not be distributed with any other actions and the phone should not be in locked status.
If you have a large customer base then we highly recommend to segregate your customers like state wise, category wise etc and give them with different Whatsapp number to interact with your business , this will more effectively handle the messages. We highly recommend to make a phase wise roll out plan and do proper testing before mass rollout.
We get 100’s of queries in a day regarding the possibilities to make use of this tool as a marketing / promotional gateway, technically it's possible to send bulk whatsapp messages using picky assist app but we don't recommend to use this tool as a marketing gateway because of the WhatsApp Strict Number & Device ban/spam policies.
WhatsApp don't know the content of messages you are sending so even if you send alert / transactional messages to known contacts in large number in a very short span and very less response rate from your users or high spam reports then WhatsApp may block your number , so we highly recommend to inform the users via SMS or Email to save your number in their phone contact and subscribe to your WhatsApp number by sending a message first. Read Our Best Practice Guide Here
WhatsApp makes use of machine learning and reports from users to decide when a number should be blocked so there are no standard guidelines available to prevent blocking rather than making your customers subscribe to your number by sending a message. Official Explanation of Whatsapp for Blocking Numbers
This project makes use of your existing android phone and WhatsApp number installed on the phone to send and receive WhatsApp messages. All phones and android versions may not fully compatible with our app since the app is not build based on the Android Official API’s instead we make use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Reflex Technology (accessing the hidden system level API’s of Android) which are very complex and each phone and OS have its own behaviour and security layers, even though we support 90% of the phones and OS still an update or small change in the phone OS or hardware may lead to problems.
We support all major phone manufacturers powered by Android 5 or above versions. Please note phones powered by Android GO Edition (Stripped Android) is not supported by Picky Assist (broadcast will work but incoming messages can’t be processed in Android GO Edition)
Redmi Xiaomi Phone
Incoming and instant reply works , but outgoing using auto click method don't works in many times
Android Go Edition Powered Phones (Stripped Android)
Incoming don't work since there is no option for notification control panel in Android Go edition , outgoing messages using auto click method works.
Not stable , we don't provide any support for emulators , you can experiment and use this however we will not able to provide any support in case if some feature is not working or not stable. General issues are as below
Incoming message stop working after few days
Autoclick not detect sometimes
Not stable, stop working after sometimes , you can experiment and use this however we will not able to provide any support in case if some feature is not working or not stable
Android OS customised by you or 3rd party companies like POS, TV, Desktops etc
You are free to experiment but we are unable to provide support.
Android OS below 6.0
App designed to work with Android 6 or above versions
Dual / Cloned WhatsApp
Bridge app will not automate messages send or received on a dual / cloned WhatApp like system default cloning tools or 3rd party app like Parallels
Incoming message may work but not stable.
Currently we don't support processing incoming media from WhatsApp but we can inform you the type of media received like image , location , pdf, audio,, contact etc based on this you can send a unique url as an instant reply so that the user can upload the media file.
We also don't support sending location coordinates and Push to Talk (PTT) but you can send mp3 file and share location map as link.
Currently we don't support sending messages to groups but you can always extract the incoming message to the group and able to send an instant reply back. (Only Text Reply Supported to Groups)
Currently we don't support sending or receiving location co-ordinates and contacts through WhatsApp, however you can send google map links or contact links as messages.
Currently we don't suppot sending messages to a broadcast list.
We don't support actual delivery report or read receipts for the messages which is sent out, however we support successful sent reports using our event click tracking methods, Read More About Delivery Reports
Based on your phone specification, performance and number of concurrent message etc you may need to restart the phone periodically for smooth functioning . Your Phone ,WhatsApp Personal & Business apps are not designed to handle huge concurrent messages so it may stop responding sometimes and required a restart. If you are sending and receiving more than 500 messages in a day we recommend to restart the phone once in a week for best performance.
Latest Android OS supports Schedule Restarts when your phone is in idle for improved performance, please search “Auto Restart” in your device settings to locate the menu.
We have observed that If the WhatsApp has more than 900 open chat contacts in the app, WhatsApp takes more time to open and close this may slow down sending messages using broadcast module. So we recommend to check and periodically delete the chats from WhatsApp. Don't worry all your subscribers details and conversations are available with Picky Assist Web Platform as per your plan.