The Vonage Nexmo Messages API allows you to send and receive messages over the following communications channels: SMS/MMS, Facebook Messenger, Viber and WhatsApp. It integrates with SMS, MMS, and popular social chat applications to communicate with customers on channels they use most. To deliver a more engaging user experience, the API supports native app features and multimedia messaging including; video, audio, and geo-location.
Vonage has announced that users of its Messages API now have access to a sandbox environment to help develop their chat and messaging applications. Out of the box the sandbox will let developers link to WhatsApp, Viber or Facebook Messenger and start sending messages from a Vonage business number.
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Vonage has launched the Nexmo Messages API and Nexmo Dispatch API. The Messages API allows businesses to integrate social chat services with applications using a single API. The Dispatch API allows developers to add a fallback mechanism if the first message for a specific chat channel fails.