💫ChatDaddy API and WhatsApp Business API: Comparative Analysis, Advantages, and Disadvantages
What is the difference between the WhatsApp API and the WhatsApp Business API?
WhatsApp API, including the ChatDaddy API, was developed at a time when the WhatsApp Business API was not available for businesses and programmers. The WhatsApp API is usually based on the WhatsApp WEB protocols and allows you to automate and optimize communication with users in WhatsApp. Working with the WhatsApp API is enough to scan the QR code and you can already start sending messages.
Chat API initially positioned itself as a secure tool for expanding the capabilities of developers and businesses to work with users on WhatsApp. We are against spam and incorrect marketing mailings.
WhatsApp Business API Is an interface for optimizing work with WhatsApp from Facebook. Connecting to the WhatsApp Business API is a more complex process associated with business confirmation and verification. In addition, the price for the WhatsApp Business API is higher than for the WhatsApp API. Still, the undeniable advantage of the WhatsApp Business API is its status as an "official API" and protection from being banned.
It’s still better than being banned by WhatsApp!
It is true that to have a work phone number banned is every company’s nightmare. No one would like to find themselves in a situation like this. According to WhatsApp’s statistics, every month, the messenger bans around 2,000,000 users for violating its policy.
Of course, this does not mean that WhatsApp API providers do not care about their customers. For example, in the case of our Chat API, we protect our clients by offering them individual IPs, safe authorization, and a system of artificial guards, such as a messaging queue to prevent bulk messaging and escape a ban. There are also systems that allow for emulating phones on a computer so that your activity would not depend on a physical device. Of course, these measures will not help if users ignore WhatsApp’s rules and spam their clients. Even with the official API, you can still be banned for violating WhatsApp’s policy. But if you combine all the safety tools offered by Chat API with intelligent use of the service, your phone number will be absolutely safe. And if you are more interested in the status of the number or the green check mark, then you definitely should connect to the WhatsApp Business API.
Having analyzed the main points, you can go directly to the most interesting, namely, dry analytics, and compare the two ways of working with WhatsApp.
Let’s begin with the advantages of ChatDaddy API
|ChatDaddy API||WABA (WhatsApp Business API)|
Only works with new numbers.
The number must be registered and verified.
Only for legal entities.
Message templates must be pre-approved. You can’t send audio files.
Paid outgoing template messages. Limit on the number of messages sent per day, linked to the” rating " of the number.
Strict compliance with the rules and a comprehensive implementation process. (3-5 days)
The first outgoing messages are paid. It is necessary to create and approve templates for such messages.
Now instant access to the WhatsApp Business API is possible, but with restrictions that are eliminated when confirming your business.
Up to 25 phone numbers. Next, an individual agreement is required.
Support for 24 \ 7 is provided by the Chat API, some issues can be solved only by sending requests to Facebook, this may take additional time.
The inability to influence and add functionality to the service.
The display name of your account is also verified and approved by Facebook.
There are a number of states that are not recognized by the world community, it is impossible to conclude cooperation with Facebook with such countries.
There are restrictions related to the Facebook policy. It is impossible, for example, to conduct consultations on medical issues. Political organizations must undergo a separate approval with Facebook.
There is no such requirements.
Advantages of the WhatsApp Business API
|Chat API||Business API|
Ban in exceptional cases. First of all, a drop in the rating of the number or a restriction in the use of individual template messages.
It does not depend on the local connection of the phone.
Automatic ability to add and delete contacts.
A business account can receive a verified icon of the Official Business Account (green check mark), for this you need to submit an application to Facebook.
High scalability: by default, 10 messages per second. As the number rating increases, the number of messages sent per second will increase.
There is no such need
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