Let's get started with the Programmable Conversations API by learning how to install a channel. In this quickstart, you'll learn how to set up Facebook Messenger.
Go to 'Channels' in the sidebar of your MessageBird Dashboard. Then click on
Add channelunder Facebook Messenger.
Name your channel, make sure it's easily recognizable for yourself and your team. Don't worry, this will only be used internally.
Add your page ID and access token. Both were created during the app setup of Facebook.
Go to the settings page of your app and note the application ID and secret.
Your webhook URL is ready! Click on the 'Copy' button, and paste it in the 'Setup Webhooks' form in the Facebook App Dashboard.
Click on 'Install now' and voilà! Facebook Messenger is now installed as a channel.
If you want to edit, rename or delete your channel, simply select the channel and save the changes afterwards.
Nice work! 🎉 You've successfully installed Facebook Messenger as a channel for the MessageBird Programmable Conversations API.
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