Webhook FAQ

I have configured Webhook in picky assist console but my URL is not hitting when receiving a message in my phone , why?

This is because your webhook file is not properly configured by the developer to receive messages from picky assist servers, please check followings

  1. First make sure the incoming messages are showing in the picky assist console “Messages” , if the messages are not showing then the issue will in the picky assist bridge mobile app.

  2. Please make sure Smart Replies are Offline, If smart replies are online global webhook which set under Settings -> Webhook will not trigger but you can configure Webhook under Smart Replies -> Settings

  3. Picky Assist app wont work with any cloned or dual whatsapp installed in your phone, please make sure only whatsapp personal and business in running in your phone

  4. Make sure your server accepts POST requests from 3rd party sites

  5. Make sure your firewall / router not blocking our server ip, if required please whitelist our server ip

  6. After configuring the webhook please use the “Test” button in the webhook to test request and response.

Incoming messages are hitting in server but reply messages are not getting delivered back to the sender , why?

This is because you are not giving response in correct JSON format, you need to give response in JSON format immediately to the webhook , please refer Settings -> Webhook for sample JSON Format.

You can also test the response using our inbuilt Test tool, go to Settings -> Webhook configure your webhook URL Click on “Test” button it will show both request and response, if your response is not in correct JSON format then our system will show an error.

Incoming messages are not showing in my Web Console or not getting the request in my Webhook URL , Why?

The reason could be any of the followings ;

Notification Access is not given to the picky assist mobile app, please go to picky assist mobile app and Click on “Check Notification Status” and ensure Picky Assist is turned on as shown below

Make sure WhatsApp Notification is turned on from the Notification Settings of the WhatsApp or Phone

In most of the phones Google Play blocks certain types of socket communications to 3rd party services so there are chances the communication sockets of picky assist might have blocked by Google Play , you need to disable the “Play Protect” Follow the below steps to disable the Play Protect

Open Google Play Store -> From Top Left Side Menu -> Click “Play Protect” -> Disable “Scan device for security threats”

Is it possible to receive media files from whatsapp in my webhook?

No, currently we dont support receiving any media files from whatsapp , still when a user sends any media files we can inform you that what kind of media they sends based on this information you can give an instant reply with a URL where the user can upload the media file or share the location.

We have a alpha version of bridge mobile app which supports receiving images and we will be making it available very soon to our customers

Why I am seeing name in the number field instead of whatsapp incoming number ?

This is possible if the incoming number is already saved in the phone contacts with a name and have multiple numbers added into the contacts where the picky assist app in installed

We highly recommend to clear your phone contacts list to get all numbers captured correctly by picky assist app, as sometimes numbers saved in the phone contacts may not have country code and broadcast feature will not work without country code.