The Dispatch API features workflows with automatic failover. In this tutorial you see how to send a Facebook Messenger message with automatic failover to SMS.

This tutorial provides a step-by-step guide to installing the required tools, building your application, writing the code and testing. The message sent is plain text.

For further background information on Facebook messaging see our supporting documentation.

NOTE: This task assumes you have already created a Facebook Profile and a Facebook Page.

Sending a Facebook message with failover

The Dispatch API provides the ability to create message workflows with failover to secondary channels. This task looks at using the Dispatch API to send a Facebook message with failover to the SMS channel.