Sending WhatsApp messages using MCS
Sending a WhatsApp message
Here are the steps
(For this tutorial we will highlight the method for uploading a file since it is the most popular way to send SMS)
- Select "WhatsApp" as your channel and select your subaccount.
(This tutorial assumes you already have WhatsApp configured under your account. If you don't have one please talk to your account manager or send a request to [email protected])
- Click "Add recipients and you will be redirected to Recipients page to enter your destination number(s).
There are four(4) ways you can do this.
a. Upload a file
b. Type a mobile number
c. Add contacts from your contact list
d. Add group from your contact groups
You can upload a file by clicking "Drag & drop to upload" icon or simply drag and drop your file. Use a .csv, .txt or .xlsx file to upload your contacts in our default format (you may refer to the sample file provided and we recommend that you use a .csv file format).
After you uploaded your contacts, you may manually amend the column labels. The default fields you can select from are Mobile, FirstName, LastName and ClientmessageId . Alternatively, you can also add a custom field by typing the name and pressing enter. You can then select that field you just created.
- Click "Process contacts" to review your contacts. Here you'll be able to check all the fields you selected, country destinations, total valid numbers or duplicates (if any). You can choose to "include duplicates" if you wish for selected contacts to receive the same message more than once.
- Click "Compose a message". For WhatsApp it is recommended that you use an approved WhatsApp template from your WhatsApp template list. (Please click here for WhatsApp templating).
- Some WhatsApp templates require you to fill up some parameters as shown below.
- Once everything is good click "Send your message" and the last step will be to name your campaign which is also optional.
- Just click "Submit" and you are done! Congratulations, you just sent your first WhatsApp message.
Updated 8 months ago