WhatsApp has emerged as one of the most useful and popular communication tools in recent years, enabling you to keep in touch with friends and family through free text, voice, and video calls. If you want to save yourself the time it takes to type out a response to someone’s message, or if you want to tell someone something important when you’re not available to answer the phone or reply via text, WhatsApp has an innovative feature that can do this for you. It’s called WhatsApp automation, and we’ll show you how it works! What is WhatsApp Automation and How to Set Up Auto Reply
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Whatsapp has been around for a long time, especially in India where people love communicating through messages. With a billion monthly active users, Whatsapp is one of the biggest messaging apps. The app has built a reputation of being very secure and private, so much so that it can be called an end-to-end encrypted messenger. Also, as of now it still doesn’t show any ads or make money by selling user data like other popular messengers like WeChat or Line do. All these features were good enough to attract billionaires like Jeff Bezos & Mark Zuckerberg who had already invested in other messaging apps before they decided to get involved with Whatsapp which was then bought by Facebook for 19 Billion dollars!
Set up an automated message on your phone
Setting up an automated message on your phone can save you from having to type out a lengthy response. You can also choose to send a specific automated message in response to text messages or calls. To set up an automated message, follow these steps: Go into your WhatsApp settings, located under More Settings (three dots at top right of home screen).
On that page, select Account. At the bottom of that page, find Settings and select it. Scroll down to where it says Default Response; next to that box will be an arrow icon.
Run an experiment
You’ve heard it before: You don’t know what you don’t know. But sometimes, that saying still leaves people with questions they need answered. Don’t let a lack of insight keep you from moving forward with your business idea. Instead, run an experiment by following one or more test groups as they interact with your product or service and comparing their performance to that of a control group—with similar goals but no product exposure. Not only will you learn how customers engage with your solution, but you’ll also be able to spot any potential problems ahead of time so you can address them quickly.
Analyze your data
In order to test your idea, you need data. Even if you’re working with an existing platform, there are metrics that will provide you insights into how it’s performing. Using a platform like Google Analytics or Kissmetrics can show you important information such as session time, bounce rate and conversion rates. You don’t have a business until people start buying your product or service; make sure that what you build works by tracking user behavior (such as conversion) using analytics tools. And it goes without saying—you need conversions before you can calculate ROI on your project! But always remember: just because something converts well doesn’t mean it’s providing real value to your customers. Find out why they’re clicking through by watching them use your product in action.
If you’re not sure how to set up auto-reply on your Android device, here’s what you need to do: On your Android device, open WhatsApp. Tap Menu > Settings > Account > Privacy. Turn on Notifications. Select when you want to get notifications—while using app, always, or never.
Why does my WhatsApp go offline?
Well, it’s time you figured out what those handy little ticks in your Settings are for. You know: The ones that say Auto-Reply… on them? Yeah. They’re called automations, and they can change your life—by making it easier, faster, less stressful, more efficient or a combination of all three. (We’ll cover five different automations here.) Whether you use or set up automations with just one app or with all of them at once doesn’t matter; they’re still super useful tools no matter how many you have going at once.
How do I prevent this from happening?
Since WhatsApp has been blocked in various countries, it would be wise to set up an auto reply on your personal profile. This makes it clear that you are unavailable for contact at a given time and also serves as a good reminder for you about how long your downtime will last. This feature can be accessed via Settings > Account > Privacy. Select Edit next to Profile status and enter your message. You can change or delete it at any time by going back into your privacy settings on Whatsapp or adding a new status message under Settings > Account > Privacy. The other benefit of setting up an auto reply is that you don’t have to spend precious time managing messaging from users who might know you are unreachable during an embargo period.
Why doesn’t it work after updating?
You may have gotten a notification that you need to update your app, but it doesn’t work after you’ve updated. The WhatsApp server might be down. Sometimes when there’s an update, servers become overloaded with users trying to update their apps at once—this can be particularly bad in places where many people are trying to update on very slow internet connections (like college dorms or WiFi hotspots). This has been happening more frequently as of late, so we recommend waiting a little while before attempting to use the WhatsApp automation feature again; try a few hours or even overnight. If that still doesn’t help, try using another network like 4G or your mobile data plan if you have one of those available.
When can I use it?
The forwarder feature allows you to send Whatsapp messages through your Twilio number. This can be used for all sorts of applications: broadcasting a message, sending marketing updates, or just letting someone know you’re running late. One of our favorite uses of forwarding is having it send automated responses when we’re not available. Here’s how to set up your auto-reply message!
Will it show in the recipient’s status bar?
You’ll want to make sure your content will show up in their status bar. You can do that by including a Read more link at the end of your message. That way, if it’s not showing up in their status bar, they can click through on that link and see what else you have written. Never use Click here because that’s too aggressive. The other reason for using a Read more link is so you’re not violating one of Facebook’s terms of service—they don’t allow users to embed other websites into their statuses. Adding another web address into your message will run afoul of that rule, so opt for a Read more link instead.
Where should I put my forwarder?
Most forwarders go to their own folder. For example, let’s say you set up a forwarder for twitter at followers. Then you would go into your Followerwonk dashboard under Connected Accounts, then select Twitter and click on Create New Key. Select a folder for it (or leave it at default) and follow the instructions from there. If you want it accessible across all of your accounts, be sure to save it in one of your universal key folders.