This guide helps to setup Sandbox environment for WhatsApp Official. The numbers used in the Sandbox are WhatsApp Approved Numbers shared with many customers by allocating branded and un-branded keywords. Read More about WhatsApp Approved Shared Numbers
Select A Shared Number & Get Your Un-Branded Keyword
Setup Webhook Under Settings -> Webhook to start receiving incoming messages
Generate API Token under Settings -> API Token to start sending messages
Send a WhatsApp message to Shared number followed by your unbranded keyword to get started.
In order to send messages out , first you must send a message to the WhatsApp Shared number followed by your un-branded / branded keyword i.e the user must initiate the conversation.
In the production environment i.e Your Dedicated Number which allows business to start a conversation using WhatsApp Approved Templates. Read More
You will not able to request new templates in Sandbox / Shared environment however you can make use of pre-approved templates for testing.
Setting Up an Un-Branded Keyword
Unique keywords on a WhatsApp Shared Number identify the business / projects and route the message to the respective keyword owner, so it's mandatory to send a keyword to get started with WhatsApp Sandbox environment
By default, all projects have one pre-defined un-branded keyword to know your un-branded keyword go to Settings -> WhatsApp Shared
Click on the "WhatsApp Shared" and a popup will open as below
Number is the WhatsApp Shared Number
Keyword is the Unbranded Keyword
Direct Link is to share directly with users
Webhook please listen to application=<shared whatsapp number> like application=919737001155
Push API pleasepass application=<shared whatsapp number> like application=919737001155
Templates ID : To send message after 24 hours you needed a template id this can be copied from Settings -> WhatsApp Shared -> Popup Read More about Templates