In this Programmable Conversations API Quickstart, you'll learn how to get started with Programmable Conversations by installing your first channel - SMS.
First things first, make sure you've signed up to MessageBird and collected your API key. If not, head to the first Conversation API Essential Quickstart.
As we're setting up SMS as your first channel, go ahead and select
Add Channelunder SMS.
Here you can purchase your first MessageBird Virtual Mobile Number (VMN).
This is how it works:
And that's it! You now have a MessageBird VMN.
Voilà! Your first channel is now installed. Here you can collect your Channel ID, which you need to start building with the Programmable Conversations API.
If you need to buy additional VMN's, rename or delete your channel, you can do so by first selecting the channel and you'll arrive on this page.
Congrats! You've successfully installed your first channel for the MessageBird Programmable Conversations API.
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