How to set up Facebook Messenger channel
You can configure your bot to communicate with people through Facebook Messenger.
Users will access your bot from a Facebook Page. To connect the bot, you'll enable Facebook Messenger on the Facebook Page and then connect the bot to the Page.
Get the Page ID
Go to the Page on which users will access your bot. If you don't have one yet, go to Pages
and select Create new Page
Open the Page's About page, then copy and save the Page ID.
Create your app
On the Select an app type page, select Business and then Next.
- On the Provide basic information page, enter a name for your app and select Create app.
If prompted, enter your password and select Submit to create your app.
After your app is created, the site goes to a page for your app.
- Expand Settings and select Basic.
Copy and save the App ID and App Secret.
- Now under Settings, select Advanced.
In the resulting pane, scroll down to the Security settings, and enable Allow API Access to app settings.
Select Save Changes.
In the resulting pane, scroll down to the Messenger tile and select Set Up.
The site adds Messenger settings to your app and display the settings page.
Add pages and generate tokens
- Scroll down to the Access Tokens section and select Add or Remove Pages.
When prompted for the identity to associate with Messenger, either continue with your current account or sign in to another.
When prompted for the Pages you want to use with your app, select the pages and then select Next.
If prompted to submit the request for Login Review, review the information and select Done.
On success, the site displays a success pages. Select OK to continue.
The Page you added now appears in the Pages list.
- Select Generate token for the Page.
The site displays security information and gives you a chance to copy the token.
Read and acknowledge the warning.
Copy the token and select Done.
You now have your app information and a token for the next step. Leave the Facebook setting steps pending. You'll update them later.
Fill the information in Blits.ai Facebook settings page
Make your Facebook app public
Submit for review
After the bot is finished, Facebook has its own review process for apps that are published to Messenger. The bot will be tested to ensure it's compliant with Facebook's Platform Policies.
Make the app public and publish the Page
Until an app is published, it's in Development Mode. Plugin and API functionality will only work for admins, developers, and testers.
After the review is successful, in the App Dashboard under App Review, set the app to Public. Ensure that the Facebook Page associated with this bot is published. Status appears in Pages settings.
Set the API version
If you receive a notification from Facebook about deprecation of a certain version of the Graph API:
Go to the app your created for your bot.
Under Settings, select Advanced.
Select Upgrade API version, then switch Upgrade All Calls to the latest version.
Test your bot in Facebook
You can now test whether your bot is connected to Facebook correctly by sending a message via the Facebook Page you associated with your new Facebook app.
Go to your Facebook Page.
Select Add a button.
On the Edit action button page, select Send message.
On the Frequently asked questions page, review the default question and answer, then select Save.
The site replaces the previous Edit action button with a new Edit Send message button.
Select Edit Send message then select Test button.
The site displays your Page with the sample question as a suggested action.
Enter any message you want to test the connection to your bot.
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