Countless merchants have applied for a WhatsApp Business API account and use its extended features to expand their online business. Automatic replies and broadcasts are some examples of WhatsApp’s extended functions. Before activating WhatsApp Business API permissions, merchants must first complete enterprise verification with Facebook Business. This is because Meta manages Facebook Ads, Facebook Pages, and WhatsApp Business through Facebook Business Manager.
In addition to WhatsApp API extensions, Facebook Business Verification can keep your ad account from being blocked. Accounts are sometimes blocked by mistake even when the merchant is not in violation of any policies. This is primarily due to Facebook’s automated systems accidentally blocking some ad accounts.
In such cases, Facebook will require advertisements to verify one’s business. Some advertisers have their ad accounts reopened after completing commercial verification without being prompted by Facebook. Hence, Facebook business verification is critical if you want to use the WhatsApp Business API or run Facebook ads!
Accomplishing the business verification is easy; simply go to the Facebook Account Security Center to begin the process. You may read the article below to find out how to complete the entire verification procedure!
Further reading: Your Complete Guide to Facebook Business Verification Approval
However, some Facebook Business users may notice that there is no Start Verification button, or the button is grayed out before beginning the verification process. This is a common quandary for merchants when they first enter the Meta Business Suite Security Center.
What should I do at this time?
If merchants cannot find the Start Verification button, they must create a brand new application to trigger the verification portal. This is accessible through the Account Security Center.
At this point, in Meta Business Suite, we first select App from the More Business Settings menu.
Further reading: Finding Facebook Business Manager for Beginners
After entering the app page, click Add and select Create a New App ID.
After clicking Add, choose Business as the application type, and then click Continue.
Enter your display name, email address, and business account information. When done, click Create Application. To confirm, enter your Facebook account password.
After completing the application, you will view the page below. Under App Review, click Requests.
Whereupon, click the Request permissions or features button.
In the Page_user_locale column, swipe to the far right to click the Request button.
Return to the Security Center and look for the Start Verification entry.
In the second step above sections, some merchants may be unable to create a new application ID. To address this issue, you must first connect your Facebook account to Facebook for Developers.
When you arrive at the developer tools page, click My Apps or Get Started.
After entering the registration page, click Continue and confirm your email address. Agree to receive electronic communications, then select Confirm Email.
The system will then allow you to select the character that best suits you. We generally advise selecting a Marketer, Product Manager, or Other.
Hit Complete Registration.
After completing the registration process, you will arrive at the Apps page. To make your first app for your company, click Create App.
Select Business and click Next.
Enter your display name, email address, and Business Manager account information.
Click Create App and confirm your Facebook account password.
After completing the application, you can return to Meta Business Suite’s Apps Page.
Authenticating with Facebook Business Manager grants you a passport to open a WhatsApp Business API account. Once verified, merchants can have more than 50 daily conversations with their contacts. Furthermore, they can integrate messages from various communication platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and others.
Users will be able to respond to customer messages and send mass broadcasts after completing the verification process. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) integration is also possible via officially recognized third-party application platforms.
Further reading: 6 Must-Know WhatsApp Business API Features
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