You can choose any phone number but make sure it follows the following requirements:
Your business must use a valid phone number.
Short codes are not allowed on the WhatsApp platform. Landlines are acceptable phone numbers to use.
The number must include a country and area code.
Since a phone number is tied to a WhatsApp account, you must own this number.
This phone number does not need to receive calls or SMS except for the registration step below.
This phone number must also not have been used with WhatsApp Business API before.
If the number is already used on WhatsApp APIs, a migration would be required.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to understand the process of such migration.
Note : If you are already using the number on WhatsApp, refer to the FAQ#1 below.
Please fill this form to start the activation process.
We will also submit application on your behalf to apply for verification badge or green-tick based on the details you submit in the form above.
Please follow the steps below to approve the request sent by WhatsApp API provider so that post-session messages can be sent to the users.
WhatsApp business profile is visible to your users on clicking on profile details on WhatsApp.
Please head to Settings page here and set up your WhatsApp profile by clicking on the Update Profile Icon as shown below.