Add Whatsapp as a Channel
Per @sudip comment. WhatsApp needs to expose a public HTTP API endpoint to enable any future Azure Bot Service Channel integration.
This item remains under review until the time WhatsApp provide public API
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 ?
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.
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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: email@example.com
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