Connect to SMS via Twilio and broadcast updates and promotional campaigns to your audiences.
With SleekFlow, you can start integrating your Twilio SMS workflow with all other communication channels in seconds.
To connect WhatsApp Business via Twilio to SleekFlow, you will need the following:
Create an account on Twilio
Please verify your account with Email and Phone Number for security purposes.
Verify Email & Phone Number
Activate your sandbox account by clicking ."Agree"
Activate Sandbox Account
After you have created an account with Twilio you gain access to their console/ dashboard. All new accounts are created with $15 of free credit that you can use to buy phone numbers and test the platform.
Twilio will recommend a number for you based on your location.
If you do not have a preference, you can click on the red "Choose this Number" button. However, if you would like to purchase a number from a different country or you would like a different number from the one recommended, you can click on "Search for a different number".
You can select any numbers from any country available on Twilio.
However, SMS capability is necessary to integrate with SleekFlow for SMS. Please note that Twilio also offers numbers without SMS functionality. If you plan to only use it for WhatsApp, feel free to choose a voice-only number.
Please note that it is necessary for some places/countries, e.g. Hong Kong, to comply with the regulatory requirements. You will have to provide a regulatory bundle and address requirements.
You need to follow the instructions to submit Business Registration Supporting Document.
Regulatory Requirement, Twilio
Don't forget to add your credit card information to your Twilio Account before you make the SMS Channel public. The charge for each message will depend on your country.
Fill in the Channel Name, Phone Number, Account SID, and Auth Token information.
Please enter "Channel Name" for this specific SMS Integration. For example, you could name it "APAC Marketing" or "NY Support Team".
Click "view" to reveal the "Auth Token" and paste it in the form above.
Once you have entered Account SID and Auth Token to the form, please also enter the phone number you applied, together with the country code.
You have to set the Twilio Webhook configuration for the selected Phone Number.
Under "Configure", go all the way down to Messaging.
Change the messaging webhook
Change the webhook under "A Message comes in" to the Webhook to the link below.
By default, SleekFlow will add the correct webhook to your phone number configuration when it is connected for the first time; however, if you have previously installed other tools to that number, this might cause the wrong webhook to be stored on that field, preventing messages from being passed to Sleekflow.
Congratulations! All future SMS messages sent to the phone number will appear on the SleekFlow Platform. You can also use the campaign feature to broadcast SMS to your contacts!
You will have to upgrade to a paid account to send messages to all other recipients.
To test the function first, you can add your own number to the verified caller ID. After that, please upgrade (from the top right corner) and top up with some credits to start sending.
Twilio charges SMS on a pay-as-you-go basis. Each country has different pricing for an inbound and outbound message. For more information, please check: https://www.twilio.com/sms/pricing/us.
The bill has to be separate from your SleekFlow account. If you wish to enjoy a better rate, please talk to us as we could offer a bulk pricing option as a certified Twilio Partner.