How to preview WhatsApp and Messenger bots

Previewing bots for messaging channels

Both WhatsApp and Messenger bots can't be previewed from Landbot, because they can only work on their own apps. So, all you need to do is pick up your phone, make sure you have Whatsapp or Messenger installed, and follow the guides below!

How to preview a Messenger bot

After you build a Messenger bot, can preview it in the Facebook or Messenger apps on your own phone as if you were the end user. πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ

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

Step by step guide to test your Messenger bot

  1. Move on to the Channels section and click on Messenger.
  2. Select the Messenger channel connected to the Facebook page you want to test the chatbot with.
  3. Or, if you haven't yet, create a Messenger channel following this guide.
  4. Once you are into the Messenger channel, go to Linked bot and select the chatbot you want to test from the dropdown. Click on Linked bot, then on Confirm.
  5. Now, grab your phone or laptop and go to the Facebook or Messenger app.
    Start a conversation with the Facebook page you administrate, and the bot will start!

How to preview a WhatsApp bot

After you build a WhatsApp bot, you can preview it in the WhatsApp app on your own phone! πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ

Step by step guide to test your WhatsApp bot

  1. Go to theΒ Channels sectionΒ and then click onΒ WhatsApp Playground.

  1. Select the Playground channel connected to the number you want to test the chatbot with.
  2. Or, if you haven't yet, create a Playground channel, following the steps in this article.
  3. Once you are into the Playground, go to Linked bot and select the chatbot you want to test from the dropdown. Click on Linked bot, then on Confirm.
  4. Now, grab your phone and send a WhatsApp message to the Playground number (+34 632 096 008) to start the bot's flow.


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