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Messenger

In order to deploy your bot to Facebook Messenger, you will need to follow a few steps described below.

Login to Facebook Developers console

Go and login to the Facebook Developers https://developers.facebook.com

Setup your Facebook app

First create your Facebook app

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Give a name to your app.

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Then make turn it on.
You may be prompted to add a privacy url, until you have yours you can put the following url https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

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Your app is up!

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Connecting the Facebook app to your Facebook page

First, from the dashboard, we will add Messenger as a product in our app.

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Then we go to the Messenger settings.

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In the next steps we will attach the app to our Facebook page.

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Select the desired page.

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Grant conversations access.

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Your app is now connected to your Facebook page.
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Connecting the Facebook to your Smartly.AI bot

Get your access token

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Copy this token and put it in a safe place.

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Then we will go to our main bot, open the Messenger integration window.
There paste the Access Token you just got from the Facebook Developers platform.
You can define a token verify, it is just a security word that will be shared by Smartly.AI and Facebook.
Once this is done, click on Deploy.

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Back to the Facebook Developers page where we will activate the page messaging.

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And we will define the webhook url.

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While creating your webhook, check the following options:

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Copy and paste the webhook informations from Smartly.AI to Faebook then click verify and save.

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At this stage, you should see green indicators telling you that everything is up and running!

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Test your bot

To test our bot, we will go back to Facebook and create a button in our Faceboog page.

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What we need is a Contact us button.

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This button should be linked to our Messenger bot.

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Now, let's test our button.

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A chat box appears, click on the Get Started button.

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Congratulations! You can now test your bot on Messenger!

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