Integrate WhatsApp Business with Gallabox! Learn how to authenticate & connect your number for seamless communication.

WhatsApp API allows businesses to use WhatsApp for things like customer support, sending messages, and connecting with customers. Before you dive into using the WhatsApp Business API, there are a few things you'll need to have in place. Let's explore these pre-requisites to get you started!


Facebook Business Manager Account

This is a free tool from Facebook that helps you manage your business presence across Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. If you don't already have one, you can create a Facebook Business Manager Account at

You need to either have a facebook page or an Instagram page for your Business to get a Business Manager account.

Business Website

Website is often the first point of contact between your business and potential customers. For integrating WhatsApp Business API, your website serves as a verification tool to authenticate your business's legitimacy and to provide customers with a direct channel to connect with you via WhatsApp.

Phone Number

The phone number you use for your WhatsApp Business Account needs to be a dedicated business line. You cannot use a personal phone number with the Business API. This number cannot be connected to WhatsApp at the same time. .

Prep for WhatsApp API Connection

Authenticate Your Phone Number:

Before proceeding with integration, it's crucial to authenticate your phone number. This involves verifying through either a call or SMS. It's important to note that your phone number must not be associated with any existing WhatsApp Business Mobile App or Account hosted by another service provider during integration.

Learn more about the migration from another WhatsApp Business Service Provider.

If your business currently utilizes a WhatsApp account on a mobile device and intends to use the same number for WhatsApp API integration, you'll need to delete the existing WhatsApp account associated with that number.

Navigate to the WhatsApp app settings and select "Delete my account."

Alternatively, activate a new phone number for WhatsApp API if you wish to retain the Business WhatsApp Number.

Authenticate with Your Facebook Business Account:

To streamline your business operations, it's recommended to authenticate with your existing Facebook Business Account. This ensures seamless integration and accessibility across platforms. If you don't have a Facebook Business Account, you can sign up for one during the integration process.

Please note that:

  • After integration, WhatsApp usage on your phone will be disabled, and previous conversation history/contacts will not be migrated to Gallabox.

  • If you decide to revert to using WhatsApp Business or the individual WhatsApp Mobile App after integrating with Gallabox, reach out to Gallabox support for assistance.

Detailed Business Website

In obtaining a WhatsApp API from META, your business website should effectively showcase the following elements:

  1. Business Identity: Clearly display your business name, logo, and contact information to establish credibility.

  2. About Us Page: An informative section detailing your business activities, mission, and values, helping META understand your business model.

  3. Privacy Policy: A comprehensive privacy policy page that outlines how customer data is collected, used, and protected.

  4. Terms of Service: Updated terms of service that reflect the nature of integrating WhatsApp API for business communication.

  5. Customer Support: Highlight your commitment to customer support, demonstrating the use of WhatsApp as a tool for enhancing customer service.

To successfully obtain a WhatsApp API, ensure your business website includes essential elements that reflect your brand and commitment to privacy and customer support. This helps in establishing a trustworthy foundation for using WhatsApp as a communication tool.

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