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Chat API is the first company that has automated and simplified access to the WhatsApp Business API so much that you can already connect a WABA number yourself in just 5 minutes. You will not have to leave applications in waiting queues and catch calls from managers, all you need is to read this article carefully.

You may have heard that registering a number to connect WhatsApp Business API is a long and complicated process, which it was, if we are talking about the "Classic" method of registering a number, but with the advent of registration with deferred verification, connecting a number has become very simple and affordable. Let's look into the details.

How is the number connection going?

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When connecting the number, you will need to fill out a registration form with deferred verification, as well as subscribe to pay for access to the WhatsApp Business API. The entire connection process will take no more than 10 minutes.

Connecting the number will cost you 39 dollars per month. We do not charge for the fact of connection itself and we do not have additional margins for sent template messages. In great detail, but as transparently and openly as possible, we have analyzed our pricing in this article.

Also note that not every number is suitable for connecting to the WhatsApp Business API, in this article we have highlighted which numbers are better to use for connection in order to avoid unnecessary difficulties.

Detailed instructions for connecting the number can be found here.

What is important to know when connecting a number?

Facebook (or Meta) checks every company that claims to connect the WhatsApp Business API. For Meta (oh, how unusual), it is important that the business complies with their rules and principles, adheres to the trade policy, and also really exists in the legal field. For this purpose, there is a verification procedure, which we have written about in detail here.

As you can guess from the name, registration with deferred verification "postpones" the business verification process indefinitely, while allowing you to use the WhatsApp Business API with few restrictions. These restrictions will not apply to you if you have already passed the business verification. For all other cases, we will reveal the existing limitations, their content and how to overcome them.

Schematically , the path from primary functionality to full - fledged capabilities looks like this:

Level

Capability

Requirement

Sandbox Mode

- Connect up to 2 WhatsApp Business API numbers;
- 12 unique dialogues per day. 2 for outgoing numbers and 10 for incoming.

Successfully connecting the number to the WhatsApp Business API.

Extended Sandbox Mode

- Connect up to 2 WhatsApp Business API numbers;
- Up to 1500 unique incoming dialogs per day;
- 2 unique outgoing dialogs per day.

Performed Display name check or Meta policy compliance check.

"Bypass verification" mode

- Connect up to 2 WhatsApp Business API numbers;
- Unlimited number of unique incoming dialogs;
- 150 unique outgoing dialogues per day;
- 50 free template messages per day*.

Performed Display name check and Meta policy compliance check. Optional. Start of business verification.

The business is verified. 1 rating level of the number

- Unlimited number of WhatsApp Business API numbers;
- Unlimited number of unique incoming dialogs;
- 1000 unique outgoing dialogues per day.

Completed business verification. Exceeding by 2 times the level of the available number of outgoing messages. A high level of quality of template messages.

2 rating level of the number

- Unlimited number of WhatsApp Business API numbers;
- Unlimited number of unique incoming dialogs;
- 10,000 unique outgoing conversations per day.

Completed business verification. Exceeding by 2 times the level of the available number of outgoing messages. A high level of quality of template messages.

3 rating level of the number

- Unlimited number of WhatsApp Business API numbers;
- Unlimited number of unique incoming dialogs;
- 100,000 unique outgoing conversations per day.

Completed business verification. Exceeding by 2 times the level of the available number of outgoing messages. A high level of quality of template messages.

OBA – Official Business Account

- A green check mark and the company name open to everyone;
- Unlimited number of WhatsApp Business API numbers;
- Unlimited number of unique incoming dialogs;
- 10 000 – 100 000 unique outgoing conversations per day.

Completed business verification. The 2nd level of the rating of the room. Successful completion of additional Meta verification after submitting a specialized application.

 Stage one. Sandbox Mode

Here we find ourselves right after we have successfully registered the number. Meta has just started checking your company, and the results of checking the compliance of your Display name and business orientation with Meta requirements and policies are not ready yet.

 

The check takes place without your participation, if something goes wrong, then you will find the corresponding status in your personal account. Check rarely takes more than a day, but if errors were made in filling in the data or inconsistencies with Meta requirements were found, then corrections will need to be made or an appeal against the Meta decision will be filed. We will do it for you.

Stage two. Extended Sandbox

As soon as you pass the Displayname check or Meta has confirmed that your business does not violate the messenger policy, then you move to the advanced sandbox level. To work with incoming and outgoing messages, you will need to create templates for such messages.

 

Stage three. "Bypass verification" mode

This is a novelty from Meta September 2021. Previously, users could not stay in the "Extended Sandbox" status for more than a month, Meta required completion or at least submission of documents for verification. "Bypass verification" has eliminated this requirement and now you can stay at this level of access to WhatsApp Business API capabilities indefinitely.

 

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From February 2022, Meta will switch to a new system for recording incoming and outgoing messages, in which each client will have 1000 free dialogues per day. You can find out more about this here. Be aware of all events.

Stages four through six. Number rating levels

Even after passing verification, Meta retains mechanisms to ensure the quality level of business communication in WhatsApp. To be able to send more messages, you must show a high level of quality of template messages and client responses to them, as well as large volumes of outgoing messages. How to increase the rating of a number is described in detail in this article.

 

 

Information about the quality level of the sent message templates and the rating of the number can be found in the settings of the WhatsApp Account in the Facebook Business Manager.

Stage seven. OBA – Official Business Account

Not many people are awarded the proud status of Official Business Account along with a green tick. The company must prove that it is sufficiently well-known, as well as fulfill a number of additional requirements in order to pass the Meta check.

We can help you get OBA status for free, but for this you must be our client, write to us on this issue here.

 

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