26 Jan 2022: Try out emojis in buttons, but no more 'templates' in sandboxes
5 Jan 2022: Use buttons in threads
23 Nov 2021: Button messages
2 Nov 2021: Playbooks Launch (Beta)
20 Sept 2021: The end of Chatbase
9 Sept 2021: Data Export API
9 August 2021: Thread data export
22 June 2021: You know best!
21 June 2021: Sample content for templates
17 June 2021: Important security improvements
8 June 2021: Community Playbooks (Alpha)
18 March 2021: Improved billing transparency
17 March 2021: Share the amazing work you do
8 March 2021: Contextual replies and profile settings that suit you
22 Feb 2021: Button automation
18 Feb 2021: Updates to the fallback channel
17 Feb 2021: Contacts and labels data added to BQ
10 Feb 2021: Temporary limitations while we do a Search infrastructure upgrade
5 Feb 2021: Snappier and easier-to-use modals
3 Feb 2021: Add media to templates
27 Jan 2021: Add media or stickers to custom replies
21 Dec 2020: A last big release to celebrate the year
2 Dec 2020: Delete a template, get more insights and send stickers via the API
17 Nov 2020: Delete a user message
23 October 2020: Insights
19 October 2020: Hidden numbers by default
8 September 2020: Contact Profile
11 August 2020: Learn in Turn
3 August 2020: Add a list to your Exact match automations
30 July 2020: Manage your message template spend
15 July 2020: Data storage and rejection reasons
10 July 2020: WhatsApp profile and Login
What is chat for impact?
The WhatsApp Business API
Three key rules of engagement
A closer look at the WhatsApp Business API
Message types: Session vs. Template messages
Message template rules
Message template troubleshooting
Reasons why your template(s) gets rejected
You need opt-in to initiate messages
Human escalation path required
WhatsApp's quality rating and messaging limits
Examples of how to upgrade to the next tier
Connect with your users on chat
Great ways of marketing your chat service
Use a ‘wa.me’ link and QR code to market your service
Get user consent in a WhatsApp conversation
Use automation to collect opt-in
Manage your business presence by updating your WhatsApp profile
How to use Turn.io
How to load content
How users engage with content
Structure and plan your content
Create your first menu
How to send custom replies
How to add a button message
How to upload stickers
How to delete a message that a user sent?
How to set up basic automations
The available trigger types
The available action types
How to set up advanced automations
How to set up multiple language automation
How to set up a follow-up timer
Automation tips & tricks
Triggers explained: Message received STARTS WITH...
Triggers explained: Message received EXACTLY matches...
Triggers explained: Message received does NOT exactly match...
Triggers explained: Message received is a BUTTON PRESSED...
Triggers explained: Message received is from a specific COUNTRY...
Triggers explained: Message received is AUTOMATICALLY labelled...
Triggers explained: Message received from a specific CONTACT PROFILE......
How to send stickers in automation
How to set up a sequential content delivery experience using Automation and Custom Profile Fields
The ABC of threads
How to create a thread
Different thread card types
How to add skip logic to your thread
How to use personalisation in threads
Start a thread when a user reply with a button.
Export your thread data
Create a sequential learning experience with Threads
How to re-connect with users using message templates
Buy a pre-paid amount
Create and submit your template(s) for approval
Send message templates to users
How to add buttons to a template
How to add media to a template
Delete or copy a template
Search and Label
Collections, Assign and Roles
How to create and use collections
How to assign or share a conversation
Search for sent or received or all messages
How to add team members?
How to log in to your account
Overview of the Turn.io user interface
Design an impactful solution
Create good chat-service content
Varying interpretations of emoji
Changing behaviour is difficult. Here's some help!
Guiding and tracking
How to decide on and set up goals
How to nudge and track behaviours in conversations
Set up a data connection to BigQuery
Understand your BigQuery data and queries
How to top up your 'available amount' for templates?
Example queries for your data
Turn.io API documentation
Where do I find my credentials for the Message Template API?
How do I create message templates via the API?
Upload and send a sticker via the API
New to webhooks?
How to set up a RapidPro integration
Embedded Sign-up FAQs
Get a WhatsApp line: Step-by-step instructions, with a video
Your WABA application checklist
Display name guidelines
What is Business Verification?
Your Business Verification checklist
Help! I got an error whilst doing embedded sign-up?
Help! I'm struggling to get my business verified?
Help! I uploaded the wrong document for Business Verification?
Help! The "Start Verification" button is greyed-out?
Help! Why hasn't my display name been approved?
Help! Our display name got rejected?
Help! What happens if we're not verified within 30 days?
Help! I can see my number in Turn but it's not working?
Help! Can I have a WhatsApp number for a different country than my business registration?
Help! We are a government entity, how do we do Facebook business verification?
Help! What is a Facebook Business Manager Account?
Help! What number can I use on WhatsApp?
Help! What is a BSP?
What is an MAU (Monthly Active User)?
Can I use Turn.io in my country?
What is Turn.io?
Can I get a free trial?
What is Google-backed?
Can I format content with bold, italics etc?
My sandbox isn't working? How do I connect?
Can I attach more than one image, audio clip, video or document to a message?
My emoji trigger isn't working?
How do I extract data out of Turn.io?
What are 'goals'?
What are 'collections'?
How to work as a team
Can I use multimedia in my messages?
Why is my video not sending?
What is the difference between a member and an admin?
How do I add other contact fields?
I found a bug..
How can I buy message-template credits?
Can I use WhatsApp Groups on the API?
What does it cost to send message templates?
Can you give me examples of approved message templates?
What languages are allowed for message templates?
Why has my template(s) been rejected?
Una introducción a la WhatsApp Business API
Echar un vistazo más de cerca a la WhatsApp Business API
Tres reglas clave de participación
Tipos de mensajes: Mensajes de sesión versus plantilla
Necesita de adhesión para iniciar mensajes
Se requiere un proceso humano de escalamiento
Calificación de calidad y límites de mensajería de WhatsApp
Actualizaciones de los Términos de Servicio y la Política de Privacidad de WhatsApp
Updated by Manish Manohar
Integrations are a great way to connect external tools with Turn. One of the default integration that Turn provides is with RapidPro.
RapidPro vs Textit
Let’s go through the set up steps.
It's a bit of a back and forth between the two products - like any good friendship it needs to be a mutual effort 😉
Go to RapidPro and follow these steps:
- Create an account in RapidPro.
- In the top right corner click on your organisation’s display name to go to the settings page.
- Scroll down to find you API token > Copy that token and save it. You are going to use it in Turn shortly.
Now, go to Turn and do this:
- Log in to your Turn account > Go to the Settings page > Go to the Integrations section.
- Click the
Add an Integrationdropdown and select RapidPro.
- Complete the form that pops up:
- Give your integration a name, e.g. RapidPro integration.
- Add this URL: https://textit.com/api/v2/
- Add the API token that you have copied from RapidPro.
Create Integration.This establishes the connection from RapidPro to Turn.
Well done, you are moving along these steps swiftly! 🙌
Next up, get your credentials from Turn
- On the Settings page go to the API & Webhooks section.
Generate Credentials. Keep this pop-up window open as you will need to copy and paste these details into RapidPro. It is also a great idea to note down all your credentials.IMPORTANT: Every time you click Generate Credentials the system will generates new credentials for your account and the old credentials expires. So make sure you have saved this credentials somewhere you can retrieve it again.
Go back to RapidPro and enter your credentials
- In the top right corner click on your organisation’s display name to go to the settings page.
- Now we are going to do a bit of trickery to set up a custom WhatsApp channel. Replace the current URL in your browser https://textit.com/channels/channel/claim with this URL https://textit.com/channels/types/whatsapp/claim. It will open up a form which you will complete using the credentials you just got from Turn.
Another way to do Step 3
You will note that the URL in your browser is https://textit.com/channels/types/telegram/claim. Now replace the telegram bit with whatsapp so that your URL is https://textit.com/channels/types/whatsapp/claim.
Same thing, different method to achieve it.
- Complete the form using the credentials you got from Turn.
- Number: Enter your WhatsApp line phone number.
- Country: Select your country.
- Base url: Enter https://whatsapp.turn.io
- Username: Enter the Username as provided in the credentials from Turn.
- Password: Enter the Password as provided in the credentials from Turn.
- Templates Domain: Enter whatsapp.turn.io
- Facebook business id: Enter the Business ID as provided in the credentials from Turn.
- Facebook access token: Enter the Access Token as provided in the credentials from Turn.
- Facebook namespace: Enter the Template Namespace as provided in the credentials from Turn.
Your integration is now completed. Now Turn and RapidPro are friends 👭