Integrating Whatsapp Channel with SalesIQ

Integrating Whatsapp Channel with SalesIQ

Get noticed and communicate where it's most convenient for customers.  Integrate your Whatsapp account with the SalesIQ brand and extend your support via Whatsapp messenger to your customers. Your customers will be able to reach your support representatives for help from their Whatsapp messenger, while the representatives will continue to use the SalesIQ to respond. In addition, customers can search your business on Whatsapp and connect instantly.
Do remember that you cannot associate your Whatsapp business number with SalesIQ as of now. SalesIQ uses Twilio to create connections with Whatsapp, so you can get a number in Twilio and connect and support your customers via Whatsapp messenger.

 

This integration is still in beta, and access will be given only on request. Please note that only the SalesIQ professional and Enterprise plan users and bundle users (CRM Plus and Zoho One) can only request beta access. 

Benefits of using Whatsapp integration

  1. Customers can use the most preferred channel like Whatsapp to connect and get help instantly, instead of navigating to the website and initiate a chat each time.
  2. Operators can manage chats from customers via Whatsapp, web, and mobile from the same dashboard.

Pre-requisite

  1. You should hold a business manager account on Facebook. And make sure that the account is verified. Learn more.

  2. Add your credit card to the payment portal with the recurring option enabled.

Integrating Whatsapp account with SalessIQ Brand

To integrate:
  • Navigate to Settings > Channels, choose Whatsapp and click Add

  • SalesIQ uses Twilio to create a connection with Whatsapp. So, accepting the user consent is considered your permission to proceed SalesIQ to use Twilio as an intermediary to create a connection. 

  • To integrate Whatsapp, you need to link your FB business manager account with SalesIQ. There are two modes available to link your FB business manager account with SalesIQ. 
  1. Map existing account - If you have linked your FB business manager account with other Zoho products (Ex: Zoho Desk). You can reuse the same account by mapping it to SalesIQ.  
  2. Create new account - Link your FB business manager account by filling out an Access Request form.

Mode 1 - Map existing account

If you have already linked your FB business manager account with other Zoho Products such as Zoho Desk or Zoho CRM; you can directly map the account to Zoho SalesIQ. 
  • Click on the Map existing account option in the Choose your mode pop-up.
  • Enter your Facebook business manager ID in the input field and click Search.
  • Now open the Zoho application in which you have already linked your FB business manager account. 
  • You will see a pop-up on the top right corner. Click Accept.

Mode 2 - Create a new account

  • Connect your Whatsapp account with SalesIQ, click Access Request and fill in all the required details in the Request Access Form. We will share the details with the Twilio team to get approval to buy a number for your business.
In this form, enter your Facebook Business Manager ID. Make sure that the business manager account is verified.  Learn more .
Please remember that you cannot associate your Whatsapp business number with SalesIQ as of now.  The number you enter in the phone number field will be used to contact you for business verification purpose. This is not the phone number that will be used in the integration. You need to get a number via Twillio and connect with customers on Whatsapp via that number. 


  • Click Submit. The details form will be sent for verification to the Twilio team. And, the Pending approval tag will appear against the Access Request.

How to buy a number?

5.  Once the details are verified by the Twilio team and approved. The tag will be changed as Request Approved. Also, the Buy Now button in the Buy Number section will be enabled. You can buy a number from Twilio to connect your Whatsapp with the SalesIQ brand. 
 


6.  Provide the requested details like Country, Type of Phone Number (Toll-free, Local), Select a Phone Number from the drop-down and click Submit. We will share the Requested details with the Twilio team. Once the purchase is a success, the tag will be changed to Request approved. 
Make sure to add your credit card to the payment portal with the recurring option enabled.
 


How to associate the SalesIQ brand and department with your Whatsapp account? 

7.  You can choose your brand and department in the Associate section to connect SalesIQ with the account. The chat initiated by the customer will be directed to the operators associated with the chosen brand and department. 



8.  You can manage all the details in the Account info section. 



Set a preferred time limit to close missed chats

9.  In the Preference > Chat ending time limit section, you can set time limit to end the missed chat after the specified duration.


How to manage the numbers? 

10.   You can buy more numbers or manage the numbers you've purchased in the Manage numbers section.  



11.  You can view the numbers you've requested/bought and check their subscription validity on this page.



How to Add Credits? 

12.  You can also add credits by clicking on the Add Credits button. The Buy Credits pop-up appears. You can add credits as per your wish. You also have an option to Auto refill when the credits fall below the specified value.  
Do remember that you cannot message the visitor without sufficient credit on your account. Each message cost you 0.005 USD per message. You can send 400 message with each credit.
 


How to Enable/Disable the brands associated with the number? 

13.  All the brands associated with the Whatsapp numbers will be listed in the Channels > Whatsapp section. You can enable or disable the brands associated with the Whatsapp number by toggling the button against each brand. 



  1. This version doesn't support the Pre-chat form, info/action messages, and feedback form.
  2. Only the following file formats are supported png, jpg, mp3, mp4, pdf, jpeg. 

    Redefine the way you work
    with Zoho Workplace

      Zoho DataPrep Personalized Demo

      If you'd like a personalized walk-through of our data preparation tool, please request a demo and we'll be happy to show you how to get the best out of Zoho DataPrep.

      Zoho CRM Training

        Create, share, and deliver

        beautiful slides from anywhere.

        Get Started Now


          Get started with Zoho Sign

          in a few quick steps!

          Download Help Guide





                    Secure your business
                    communication with Zoho Mail


                    Mail on the move with
                    Zoho Mail mobile application

                      Stay on top of your schedule
                      at all times


                      Carry your calendar with you
                      Anytime, anywhere




                              Zoho Sign Resources

                                Sign, Paperless!

                                Sign and send business documents on the go!

                                Get Started Now


                                    Zoho SalesIQ Resources



                                        Zoho TeamInbox Resources



                                                Zoho DataPrep Resources



                                                  Zoho DataPrep Demo

                                                  Get a personalized demo or POC

                                                  REGISTER NOW


                                                    Design. Discuss. Deliver.

                                                    Create visually engaging stories with Zoho Show.

                                                    Get Started Now











                                                                          • Related Articles

                                                                          • Integrating Telegram Channel with SalesIQ

                                                                            What is Telegram in SalesIQ? By integrating Telegram with Zoho SalesIQ, you can Grow your audience base by promoting your business and conversing with your visitors via Telegram bot. Engage and converse with Telegram users and allow them to contact ...
                                                                          • Integrating Zendesk with SalesIQ

                                                                            What is Zendesk?  Zendesk is a customer ticketing system that allows companies a method of tracking and responding to customer service requests. Together Zendesk and Zoho SalesIQ deliver a complete view of all your support interactions logged in one, ...
                                                                          • Integrating MailChimp with SalesIQ

                                                                            What is MailChimp? Mailchimp is an all-in-one marketing platform that helps you manage and talk to your clients, customers, and other interested parties. It gives you the ability to create and manage mailing lists, newsletters, automated marketing ...
                                                                          • Integrating Facebook Messenger Channel with SalesIQ

                                                                            Now you can converse with your Facebook audience directly using Zoho SalesIQ. SalesIQ's Facebook channel allows the followers of your Facebook page to initiate conversations with your operators using the inbuilt Facebook messenger. Due to the wide ...
                                                                          • Integrating Zoho Analytics with SalesIQ

                                                                            Overview What is Zoho Analytics? Zoho Analytics is a self-service BI and data analytics software that lets you visually analyze your data, create stunning data visualizations and discover hidden insights in minutes. Zoho Analytics in SalesIQ When you ...
                                                                          Wherever you are is as good as
                                                                          your workplace

                                                                            Resources

                                                                            Videos

                                                                            Watch comprehensive videos on features and other important topics that will help you master Zoho CRM.



                                                                            eBooks

                                                                            Download free eBooks and access a range of topics to get deeper insight on successfully using Zoho CRM.



                                                                            Webinars

                                                                            Sign up for our webinars and learn the Zoho CRM basics, from customization to sales force automation and more.



                                                                            CRM Tips

                                                                            Make the most of Zoho CRM with these useful tips.



                                                                              Zoho Show Resources