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In our previous update to BYO Booth, we added the ability to run a virtual photo booth via SMS/MMS using Twilio.  Unfortunately, Twilio doesn't support MMS outside of the US and Canada.  Fortunately, we've come up with a solution.  You can now run the same virtual photo booth via WhatsApp and Twilio. The functionality is the same.  You set up a template in BYO Booth and users will send photos to your WhatsApp number.  BYO Booth will add your template and send the final photo back to the user on WhatsApp.  Setting up WhatsApp on Twilio takes a few steps, so here's instructions on how to get setup.

1. In your Twilio account, go to Programmable SMS

2. Click on the WhatsApp menu item

3. Activate the sandbox

4. Click on the Senders menu item

5. Click the sign up button

6. Fill out the form to request to enable your Twilio number for WhatsApp

7. To complete the request, you will need to have a Facebook Business Manager ID.

8. Either login to your Facebook Business account, or create one. here

9. Back in Twilio, go to Senders and add your Twilio nuber as an enabled sender.

10. Click the configure link for your number.

11. Add your website URL in the field for When a Message comes in.

Once Twilio approves your request, you will be able to send and receive messages from WhatsApp in BYO Booth.

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Social Booth 2.5.29
- Added Emojis to Mirror Booth Sign Photo
- Added ability for users to change color of signature in Mirror Booth Sign Photo
- Added Background Removal without greenscreen
- Added ability to change countdown color (Not when DSLR video is enabled)
- Removed Quit button from Operator screen
- Added Test Print button in Template Tab
- Added Send Test Email Button in Settings
- Added ability to select which files get uploaded via External API
- GDRP question 2 not shown if blank
- GDRP functionality updated.  Yes/No saved with data if question not required. No data saved if question is required.
- Added abilty to set Settings hotspot to “doubleclick”
- Added White Balance to DSLR camera settings
- Added New Event Wizard screen to load preset events for Mirror, Gif, Video, Greenscreen & Defaults
- Added button in Registration tab to email full serial # to email address on file

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Running Social Booth as your Mirror Booth Software? There's 2 new features in the “Sign Photo” options, emoji stamps and brush colors.  When users sign their photos, they can now change the brush color with a color picker.  They can also use emoji stamps to further decorate their signature.  These stamps are customizable so you can use your own images. 

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Events cancelled?  That doesn't mean you can't offer your clients a solution. With BYO Booth. you can run a virtual photo booth for your customers vis SMS.  It's simple. 

1. Sign up for a Twilio account here.

2. Add your website to your messaging webhook in your Twilio settings.

3. Set up your Twilio account in BYO Booth.  

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4. Add your template and overlay for incoming photos.

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5. Have your vitual guests send their photos to your Twilio number.
6. BYO Booth monitors your phone number for new photos and downloads them.
7. BYO Booth will add your template to the photo and send it back to the sender via SMS

You may not be able to offer live printouts, but you can still add your clients logo and branding to user's photos and they can upload them to social media from their own devices.

Check out BYO Booth's Virtual SMS Photo Booth today!

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