Before we start whatsapp integration we need to get the business and phone number approved. The Steps Involved are:
Apply for access - Whatsapp Business APIs are only available to approved businesses. Businesses can apply for approval by filling a questionnaire and submit to us and we will get the business approval as a whatsapp partner.
Procure a number - After getting approval, the next step is to connect a number. The number should be a fresh number with no prior WhatsApp account associated to it.
The number can be a mobile number, landline number or even an IVR number. The only restriction is that it should also be capable of either receiving a SMS or a Call for OTP verification.