How to Preview a Messenger bot

Rafaela Basso Updated by Rafaela Basso

How to preview a Messenger bot

After you build a Messenger bot,ย can preview it in the Facebook or Messenger apps on your own phoneย as if you were the end user.ย ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ

If you are ready to test your bot, just follow these easy steps! ๐Ÿ‘‡

Step by step guideย to test your Messenger bot

  1. Move on to the Channels section and click onย Messenger.
  2. Select the Messenger channelย connected to theย Facebook pageย you want to test the chatbot with.
  3. Or, if you haven't yet, create a Messenger channelย following this guide.
  4. Once you are into the Messenger channel, go toย Linked botย and select the chatbot you want to test from the dropdown. Click onย Linked bot, then onย Confirm.
  5. Now, grab your phone or laptop and go to the Facebook or Messenger app.
    Start a conversation with the Facebook pageย you administrate, and the bot will start!
  6. It is also possible toย share a linkย to test a Messenger bot.
    Enter the Settings page of your bot, and select the optionย Messagingย from the left side menu:

Scroll down to find the URL (link) of your Messenger bot:

If you are already on the Messenger app, you will see on the right side of the conversation a link (Messenger Link):

NOTE:ย You can copy and share this link for third parties to access (or test) your bot. In any case, it is necessary to log into Messenger to access the bot.

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