Fetching data during conversations with Flow Builder

In this guide, you’ll learn how to push and pull data from third-party sources using HTTP requests. We’ll implement a conversational flow that will fetch real-time FX rates from an external API.


Connect it all in the MessageBird Dashboard

1. Make sure to sign up for a MessageBird account and a WhatsApp for Business account. Done? Awesome! Log in to your MessageBird Dashboard and go to Flow Builder.

2. Import the main flow here.

3. Select WhatsApp as the first step in the flow.

4. Publish your flow in the top-right corner of your screen, and you're good to go!

5. Done! Every time an end-user engages the main flow and replies 1, the Fetch Variables step will call the FX API and respond with the most recent global currency exchange rates.

And that’s it! 🎉 Now you know how to fetch data during conversations with Flow Builder.

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