Let's get started with SMS! Follow these steps to be up and running in no time. Do note that you will need a Dedicated MessageBird Virtual Mobile Number (VMN) to use SMS in combination with the Chat API.
- After you’ve chosen SMS as the Channel you want to add, you’ll be presented with a short form. The first field is a name you can define yourself.
- Next step is to pick a VMN from the drop-down showing all VMNs you own. If you don’t own a VMN yet, you can click on ‘VMN’ to buy one.
- Optionally add a Callback URL but if you don’t need one, click on ‘Save’.
Done! You’ve just connected a VMN to the Chat API. You are now all set to receive and send the first SMS messages using Chat API.
It is not possible to set up an SMS channel on a Virtual Number that has a saved Flow attached. More on the flow builder can be found here.