WhatsApp allows businesses to switch their BSPs (Business Service Providers) from one to another without losing the registered WhatsApp number. Even if you are not using a BSP but consuming the WhatsApp Business APIs on your own, you can migrate to a BSP like Interakt (the official WhatsApp Business APIs Service/Solution Provider) easily as part of this migration.
In this article, we will understand the migration and answer some common questions around the same.
Note: This migration process is different from migration of Business App to WhatsApp Business APIs. Read here to learn more about the same.
Before we get to the migration process. Let us understand some keywords.
What gets migrated?
In addition to keeping the registered phone number, business owners can retain the:
Under templates, it's only the high quality template messages that are migrated as per this process. These can be used immediately and do not have to undergo a review process again with WhatsApp.
Low quality, rejected, pending templates and chat history are not migrated from Source BSP to Destination BSP as part of this process.
What happens to the billing and charges associated?
Messages sent before migration are charged to the Source BSP. Messages sent after migration are charged to the Destination BSP. Messages sent from the source, and that are not delivered before migration, are still charged to the Source BSP when they get delivered.
In addition to this, pricing changes apply as per the Destination BSP. To look at how Interakt gives you a bang for your buck. Read here for details.
How much time does the migration take?
The whole migration process can be done in a matter of minutes. Until migration is completed by registering the phone number on the Destination WABA, the Source WABA can continue to send and receive messages without disruption in service. After migration is complete, the Destination WABA can start sending messages immediately, without any downtime.
Why should businesses migrate to Interakt?
Interakt helps business owners leverage WhatsApp Business APIs to manage their end customers. Features such as Shared Team Inbox, Pre-Approved WhatsApp Templates, Automated notifications, Analytics, User Management, Auto Replies and many more provide numerous benefits to business owners.
Some of the benefits are:
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What are the steps to perform the migration ?
While the migration of a WhatsApp API number from one BSP to another is performed by the Destination BSP. Following are some prerequisites to be followed. In the below example the Destination BSP is Interakt.
Step 5: Connect with us or drop us an email at, “firstname.lastname@example.org”