Add Whatsapp as a Channel
A WhatsApp channel adapter (for use wtih C# bots) is now available, for use via InfoBip (an official WhatsApp Business Solution Provider. A solution provider is required for using the Business API). The adapter was made available as a collaboration between InfoBip and Microsoft and has been open sourced within the Bot Framework Community at https://github.com/BotBuilderCommunity/botbuilder-community-dotnet/tree/develop/libraries/Bot.Builder.Community.Adapters.Infobip
An additional C# adapter, which works via the MessageBird provider, is also in PR and will be available in the community shortly.
Érico Silva commented
Hey, we need a whatsapp channel!
Carlos Guevara commented
Are there any plans for this natively, without having to build a custom channel manually?
Any recent update on this topic.
WhatsApp released their business API in October 2018.
Do we have the Azure Bot service channel integration now ?
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Rodrigo Rodriguez commented
We have a Bot platform called General Bots which is based on BOT Framework v4 and we have implemented a package for Whatsapp based on a 3rd party service: https://github.com/pragmatismo-io/BotServer/tree/master/deploy/whatsapp.gblib. If you want more details, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joaquin Porrata-Doria commented
API released in preview. https://www.whatsapp.com/business/api
Sudip Mandal commented
This will only be possible if Whatsapp releases an official API, as of today they are against the idea of having a public api due to privacy concerns.
upvote! did anyone already built a solution?
Pablo Marin commented
For Latin-america adoption, this is key
how much for 200 whatsapp channels
David rose commented
I don't think it's possible yet