Add locations

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If the brand that an agent represents has physical locations, you can associate the locations with the agent so that users can message specific locations with Business Messages. Business Messages identifies locations by Place ID.

With Place IDs, you can identify which physical location a user messages and determine the best course of action for responding to the user.

You must claim ownership of physical locations through Business Profile before you can associate locations with a Business Messages agent.

Managing multiple locations

If the brand is part of a chain, you must add all locations for that chain where you have permission to enable messaging. To verify all locations in the chain, you will make a single verify request for one location. Once we verify that location, we will automatically verify the other associated locations that you have added.

After verification, if you add additional locations, you will need to request location verification again.

To view locations associated with your agent, see List all locations for a brand and filter the results by their agent values.

Create a location

To add a location to an agent, you make a request with the Business Communications API to create the brand location and associate the agent by adding the agent's name value to the location.

Prerequisites

Before you create a location, you need to gather a few items:

  • Path to your GCP project's service account key on your development machine
  • Brand's name, as it appears in the Business Communications API (for example, "brands/12345")

    If you don't know the brand's name, see brands.list.

  • Agent's name, as it appears in the Business Communications API (for example, "brands/12345/agents/67890")

    If you don't know the agent's name, see List all agents for a brand.

  • Location's Place ID

    Identify a location's Place ID with the Place ID Finder. If the location is a service-area business rather than a single address, use the Service-Area Business Place ID Finder instead.

  • The locale that the location typically operates in, specified by a two-character ISO 639-1 language code

Create the location

Once you've gathered your information, it's time to create the location. In a terminal, run the following command.

Replace the highlighted variables with the values you identified in Prerequisites. Replace BRAND_ID with the part of the brand's name value that follows "brands/". For example, if name is "brands/12345", the brand ID is "12345".

cURL


# This code creates a location where a brand is available.
# Read more: https://developers.google.com/business-communications/business-messages/reference/business-communications/rest/v1/brands.locations/create

# Replace the __BRAND_ID__ and __PLACE_ID__
# Make sure a service account key file exists at ./service_account_key.json

curl -X POST "https://businesscommunications.googleapis.com/v1/brands/__BRAND_ID__/locations" \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-H "User-Agent: curl/business-communications" \
-H "$(oauth2l header --json ./service_account_key.json businesscommunications)" \
-d '{
  "placeId": "__PLACE_ID__",
  "agent": "brands/__BRAND_ID__/agents/__AGENT_ID__",
  "defaultLocale": "en",
}'

Node.js


/**
 * This code snippet creates a location.
 * Read more: https://developers.google.com/business-communications/business-messages/reference/business-communications/rest/v1/brands.locations/create
 *
 * This code is based on the https://github.com/google-business-communications/nodejs-businesscommunications Node.js
 * Business Communications client library.
 */

/**
 * Edit the values below:
 */
const BRAND_ID = 'EDIT_HERE';
const PLACE_ID = 'EDIT_HERE';
const PATH_TO_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_KEY = './service_account_key.json';

const businesscommunications = require('businesscommunications');
const {google} = require('googleapis');

// Initialize the Business Communications API
const bcApi = new businesscommunications.businesscommunications_v1.Businesscommunications({});

// Set the scope that we need for the Business Communications API
const scopes = [
  'https://www.googleapis.com/auth/businesscommunications',
];

// Set the private key to the service account file
const privatekey = require(PATH_TO_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_KEY);

async function main() {
  const authClient = await initCredentials();

  const brandName = 'brands/' + BRAND_ID;
  const agentName = 'brands/' + BRAND_ID + 'agents/' + AGENT_ID;

  if (authClient) {
    const locationObject = {
      placeId: PLACE_ID,
      agent: agentName,
      defaultLocale: 'en',
    };

    // setup the parameters for the API call
    const apiParams = {
      auth: authClient,
      parent: brandName,
      resource: locationObject,
    };

    bcApi.brands.locations.create(apiParams, {}, (err, response) => {
      if (err !== undefined && err !== null) {
        console.dir(err);
      } else {
        // Location created
        console.log(response.data);
      }
    });
  }
  else {
    console.log('Authentication failure.');
  }
}

/**
 * Initializes the Google credentials for calling the
 * Business Messages API.
 */
 async function initCredentials() {
  // Configure a JWT auth client
  const authClient = new google.auth.JWT(
    privatekey.client_email,
    null,
    privatekey.private_key,
    scopes,
  );

  return new Promise(function(resolve, reject) {
    // Authenticate request
    authClient.authorize(function(err, tokens) {
      if (err) {
        reject(false);
      } else {
        resolve(authClient);
      }
    });
  });
}

main();

Java

import com.google.api.client.googleapis.auth.oauth2.GoogleCredential;
import com.google.api.client.googleapis.javanet.GoogleNetHttpTransport;
import com.google.api.client.http.HttpTransport;
import com.google.api.client.json.jackson2.JacksonFactory;
import com.google.api.services.businesscommunications.v1.BusinessCommunications;
import com.google.api.services.businesscommunications.v1.model.Location;
import com.google.common.collect.ImmutableMap;
import java.io.FileInputStream;
import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.UUID;

class Main {
  /**
   * Initializes credentials used by the Business Communications API.
   */
  private static BusinessCommunications.Builder getBusinessCommunicationsBuilder() {
    BusinessCommunications.Builder builder = null;
    try {
      GoogleCredential credential = GoogleCredential
            .fromStream(new FileInputStream("PATH_TO_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_KEY"));

      credential = credential.createScoped(Arrays.asList(
          "https://www.googleapis.com/auth/businesscommunications"));

      credential.refreshToken();

      HttpTransport httpTransport = GoogleNetHttpTransport.newTrustedTransport();
      JacksonFactory jsonFactory = JacksonFactory.getDefaultInstance();

      // Create instance of the Business Communications API
      builder = new BusinessCommunications
          .Builder(httpTransport, jsonFactory, null)
          .setApplicationName(credential.getServiceAccountProjectId());

      // Set the API credentials and endpoint
      builder.setHttpRequestInitializer(credential);
    } catch (Exception e) {
      e.printStackTrace();
    }

    return builder;
  }

  public static void main(String args[]) {
    try {
      // Create client library reference
      BusinessCommunications.Builder builder = getBusinessCommunicationsBuilder();

      String brandName = "brands/BRAND_ID";

      BusinessCommunications.Brands.Locations.Create request = builder
          .build().brands().locations().create(brandName,
              new Location()
                  .setDefaultLocale("LOCALE")
                  .setAgent("FULL_AGENT_NAME")
                  .setPlaceId("PLACE_ID"));

      Location location = request.execute();

      System.out.println(location.toPrettyString());
    } catch (Exception e) {
      e.printStackTrace();
    }
  }
}
This code is based on the Java Business Communications client library.

Python


"""This code creates a location where a brand is available.

Read more: https://developers.google.com/business-communications/business-messages/reference/business-communications/rest/v1/brands.locations/create

This code is based on the https://github.com/google-business-communications/python-businessmessages
Python Business Messages client library.
"""

from oauth2client.service_account import ServiceAccountCredentials
from businesscommunications.businesscommunications_v1_client import BusinesscommunicationsV1
from businesscommunications.businesscommunications_v1_messages import (
    BusinesscommunicationsBrandsLocationsCreateRequest,
    Location
)

# Edit the values below:
BRAND_ID = 'EDIT_HERE'
AGENT_ID = 'EDIT_HERE'
PLACE_ID = 'EDIT_HERE'
SCOPES = ['https://www.googleapis.com/auth/businesscommunications']
SERVICE_ACCOUNT_FILE = './service_account_key.json'

credentials = ServiceAccountCredentials.from_json_keyfile_name(
    SERVICE_ACCOUNT_FILE, scopes=SCOPES)

client = BusinesscommunicationsV1(credentials=credentials)

locations_service = BusinesscommunicationsV1.BrandsLocationsService(client)

brand_name = 'brands/' + BRAND_ID
agent_name = 'brands/' + BRAND_ID + 'agents/' + AGENT_ID

location = locations_service.Create(BusinesscommunicationsBrandsLocationsCreateRequest(
        location=Location(
            agent=agent_name,
            placeId=PLACE_ID,
            defaultLocale='en'
        ),
        parent=brand_name
    ))

print(location)

For formatting and value options, see brands.locations.create.

After you create the location, the Business Communications API identifies other associated locations and creates locations for the same brand and agent.

Store information

When you create a location, the Business Communications API returns the location's values, including name and testUrls.

Store name in a place you can access. You need name to update the location.

Test a location

Each agent has test URLs that let you see how a conversation with that agent appears to users and gives you the opportunity to verify your messaging infrastructure.

A TestUrl has url and surface attribute. To test a location URL with an iOS device, use the test URL with a surface value of SURFACE_IOS_MAPS. Opening the URL on an iOS device that has Google Maps app installed opens a fully functional conversation with the associated agent.

Android devices have two test URLs. URLs with a surface value of SURFACE_ANDROID_MAPS open conversations in Google Maps and represent conversational entry points that appear in Google Maps. URLs with a surface value of SURFACE_ANDROID_WEB open conversations in an overlay conversational view and represent all other entry points.

Once the conversational surface opens, the conversation includes all the branding information that users would see, and when you send a message to the agent, your webhook receives the message, including the full JSON payload you can expect when communicating with users. Location information appears in the context field.

To open a location's test URL, tap a link or use the Business Messages Agent Launcher. Copying and pasting or otherwise manually navigating to a test URL doesn't work because of browser security measures.

Get location information

To get information about a location, such as the locationTestUrl, you can get the information from the Business Communications API, as long as you have the location's name value.

Get info for a single location

To get location information, run the following command. Replace BRAND_ID and LOCATION_ID with the unique values from the locations's name.

cURL


# This code gets the location where a brand is available.
# Read more: https://developers.google.com/business-communications/business-messages/reference/business-communications/rest/v1/brands.locations/get

# Replace the __BRAND_ID__ and __LOCATION_ID__
# Make sure a service account key file exists at ./service_account_key.json

curl -X GET \
"https://businesscommunications.googleapis.com/v1/brands/__BRAND_ID__/locations/__LOCATION_ID__" \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-H "User-Agent: curl/business-communications" \
-H "$(oauth2l header --json ./service_account_key.json businesscommunications)"

Node.js


/**
 * This code snippet gets the location of a brand.
 * Read more: https://developers.google.com/business-communications/business-messages/reference/business-communications/rest/v1/brands.locations/get
 *
 * This code is based on the https://github.com/google-business-communications/nodejs-businesscommunications Node.js
 * Business Communications client library.
 */

/**
 * Edit the values below:
 */
const BRAND_ID = 'EDIT_HERE';
const LOCATION_ID = 'EDIT_HERE';
const PATH_TO_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_KEY = './service_account_key.json';

const businesscommunications = require('businesscommunications');
const {google} = require('googleapis');

// Initialize the Business Communications API
const bcApi = new businesscommunications.businesscommunications_v1.Businesscommunications({});

// Set the scope that we need for the Business Communications API
const scopes = [
  'https://www.googleapis.com/auth/businesscommunications',
];

// Set the private key to the service account file
const privatekey = require(PATH_TO_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_KEY);

async function main() {
  const authClient = await initCredentials();

  if (authClient) {
    const apiParams = {
      auth: authClient,
      name: 'brands/' + BRAND_ID + '/locations/' + LOCATION_ID,
    };

    bcApi.brands.locations.get(apiParams, {}, (err, response) => {
      if (err !== undefined && err !== null) {
        console.dir(err);
      } else {
        // Location found
        console.log(response.data);
      }
    });
  }
  else {
    console.log('Authentication failure.');
  }
}

/**
 * Initializes the Google credentials for calling the
 * Business Messages API.
 */
async function initCredentials() {
  // Configure a JWT auth client
  const authClient = new google.auth.JWT(
    privatekey.client_email,
    null,
    privatekey.private_key,
    scopes,
  );

  return new Promise(function(resolve, reject) {
    // Authenticate request
    authClient.authorize(function(err, tokens) {
      if (err) {
        reject(false);
      } else {
        resolve(authClient);
      }
    });
  });
}

main();

Java

import com.google.api.client.googleapis.auth.oauth2.GoogleCredential;
import com.google.api.client.googleapis.javanet.GoogleNetHttpTransport;
import com.google.api.client.http.HttpTransport;
import com.google.api.client.json.jackson2.JacksonFactory;
import com.google.api.services.businesscommunications.v1.BusinessCommunications;
import com.google.api.services.businesscommunications.v1.model.Location;
import com.google.common.collect.ImmutableMap;
import java.io.FileInputStream;
import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.UUID;

class Main {
  /**
   * Initializes credentials used by the Business Communications API.
   */
  private static BusinessCommunications.Builder getBusinessCommunicationsBuilder() {
    BusinessCommunications.Builder builder = null;
    try {
      GoogleCredential credential = GoogleCredential
            .fromStream(new FileInputStream("PATH_TO_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_KEY"));

      credential = credential.createScoped(Arrays.asList(
          "https://www.googleapis.com/auth/businesscommunications"));

      credential.refreshToken();

      HttpTransport httpTransport = GoogleNetHttpTransport.newTrustedTransport();
      JacksonFactory jsonFactory = JacksonFactory.getDefaultInstance();

      // Create instance of the Business Communications API
      builder = new BusinessCommunications
          .Builder(httpTransport, jsonFactory, null)
          .setApplicationName(credential.getServiceAccountProjectId());

      // Set the API credentials and endpoint
      builder.setHttpRequestInitializer(credential);
    } catch (Exception e) {
      e.printStackTrace();
    }

    return builder;
  }

  public static void main(String args[]) {
    try {
      // Create client library reference
      BusinessCommunications.Builder builder = getBusinessCommunicationsBuilder();

      BusinessCommunications.Brands.Locations.Get request = builder
          .build().brands().locations().get("brands/BRAND_ID/locations/LOCATION_ID");

      Location location = request.execute();

      System.out.println(location.toPrettyString());
    } catch (Exception e) {
      e.printStackTrace();
    }
  }
}
This code is based on the Java Business Communications client library.

Python


"""This code gets the location where a brand is available.

Read more: https://developers.google.com/business-communications/business-messages/reference/business-communications/rest/v1/brands.locations/get

This code is based on the https://github.com/google-business-communications/python-businessmessages
Python Business Messages client library.
"""

from oauth2client.service_account import ServiceAccountCredentials
from businesscommunications.businesscommunications_v1_client import BusinesscommunicationsV1
from businesscommunications.businesscommunications_v1_messages import (
    BusinesscommunicationsBrandsLocationsGetRequest,
    Location
)

# Edit the values below:
BRAND_ID = 'EDIT_HERE'
LOCATION_ID = 'EDIT_HERE'
SCOPES = ['https://www.googleapis.com/auth/businesscommunications']
SERVICE_ACCOUNT_FILE = './service_account_key.json'

credentials = ServiceAccountCredentials.from_json_keyfile_name(
    SERVICE_ACCOUNT_FILE, scopes=SCOPES)

client = BusinesscommunicationsV1(credentials=credentials)

locations_service = BusinesscommunicationsV1.BrandsLocationsService(client)

location_name = 'brands/' + BRAND_ID + '/locations/' + LOCATION_ID

location = locations_service.Get(
        BusinesscommunicationsBrandsLocationsGetRequest(name=location_name)
    )

print(location)

For formatting and value options, see brands.locations.get.

List all locations for a brand

If you don't know the locations's name, you can get information for all agents associated with a brand by omitting the LOCATION_ID value from a GET request URL.

cURL


# This code gets all locations where a brand is available.
# Read more: https://developers.google.com/business-communications/business-messages/reference/business-communications/rest/v1/brands.locations/list

# Replace the __BRAND_ID__
# Make sure a service account key file exists at ./service_account_key.json

curl -X GET \
"https://businesscommunications.googleapis.com/v1/brands/__BRAND_ID__/locations/" \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-H "User-Agent: curl/business-communications" \
-H "$(oauth2l header --json ./service_account_key.json businesscommunications)"

Node.js


/**
 * This code snippet lists the locations of a brand.
 * Read more: https://developers.google.com/business-communications/business-messages/reference/business-communications/rest/v1/brands.locations/list
 *
 * This code is based on the https://github.com/google-business-communications/nodejs-businesscommunications Node.js
 * Business Communications client library.
 */

/**
 * Edit the values below:
 */
const BRAND_ID = 'EDIT_HERE';
const PATH_TO_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_KEY = './service_account_key.json';

const businesscommunications = require('businesscommunications');
const {google} = require('googleapis');

// Initialize the Business Communications API
const bcApi = new businesscommunications.businesscommunications_v1.Businesscommunications({});

// Set the scope that we need for the Business Communications API
const scopes = [
  'https://www.googleapis.com/auth/businesscommunications',
];

// Set the private key to the service account file
const privatekey = require(PATH_TO_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_KEY);

async function main() {
  const authClient = await initCredentials();

  if (authClient) {
    const apiParams = {
      auth: authClient,
      parent: 'brands/' + BRAND_ID,
    };

    bcApi.brands.locations.list(apiParams, {}, (err, response) => {
      if (err !== undefined && err !== null) {
        console.dir(err);
      } else {
        console.log(response.data);
      }
    });
  }
  else {
    console.log('Authentication failure.');
  }
}

/**
 * Initializes the Google credentials for calling the
 * Business Messages API.
 */
 async function initCredentials() {
  // Configure a JWT auth client
  const authClient = new google.auth.JWT(
    privatekey.client_email,
    null,
    privatekey.private_key,
    scopes,
  );

  return new Promise(function(resolve, reject) {
    // Authenticate request
    authClient.authorize(function(err, tokens) {
      if (err) {
        reject(false);
      } else {
        resolve(authClient);
      }
    });
  });
}

main();

Java

import com.google.api.client.googleapis.auth.oauth2.GoogleCredential;
import com.google.api.client.googleapis.javanet.GoogleNetHttpTransport;
import com.google.api.client.http.HttpTransport;
import com.google.api.client.json.jackson2.JacksonFactory;
import com.google.api.services.businesscommunications.v1.BusinessCommunications;
import com.google.api.services.businesscommunications.v1.model.Location;
import com.google.common.collect.ImmutableMap;
import java.io.FileInputStream;
import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.UUID;

class Main {
  /**
   * Initializes credentials used by the Business Communications API.
   */
  private static BusinessCommunications.Builder getBusinessCommunicationsBuilder() {
    BusinessCommunications.Builder builder = null;
    try {
      GoogleCredential credential = GoogleCredential
            .fromStream(new FileInputStream("PATH_TO_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_KEY"));

      credential = credential.createScoped(Arrays.asList(
          "https://www.googleapis.com/auth/businesscommunications"));

      credential.refreshToken();

      HttpTransport httpTransport = GoogleNetHttpTransport.newTrustedTransport();
      JacksonFactory jsonFactory = JacksonFactory.getDefaultInstance();

      // Create instance of the Business Communications API
      builder = new BusinessCommunications
          .Builder(httpTransport, jsonFactory, null)
          .setApplicationName(credential.getServiceAccountProjectId());

      // Set the API credentials and endpoint
      builder.setHttpRequestInitializer(credential);
    } catch (Exception e) {
      e.printStackTrace();
    }

    return builder;
  }

  public static void main(String args[]) {
    try {
      // Create client library reference
      BusinessCommunications.Builder builder = getBusinessCommunicationsBuilder();

      BusinessCommunications.Brands.Locations.List request
          = builder.build().brands().locations().list("brands/BRAND_ID");

      List locations = request.execute().getLocations();
      locations.stream().forEach(location -> {
        try {
          System.out.println(location.toPrettyString());
        } catch (IOException e) {
          e.printStackTrace();
        }
      });
    } catch (Exception e) {
      e.printStackTrace();
    }
  }
}
This code is based on the Java Business Communications client library.

Python


"""This code gets all locations where a brand is available.

Read more: https://developers.google.com/business-communications/business-messages/reference/business-communications/rest/v1/brands.locations/list

This code is based on the https://github.com/google-business-communications/python-businessmessages
Python Business Messages client library.
"""

from oauth2client.service_account import ServiceAccountCredentials
from businesscommunications.businesscommunications_v1_client import BusinesscommunicationsV1
from businesscommunications.businesscommunications_v1_messages import (
    BusinesscommunicationsBrandsLocationsListRequest,
    Location
)

# Edit the values below:
BRAND_ID = 'EDIT_HERE'
SCOPES = ['https://www.googleapis.com/auth/businesscommunications']
SERVICE_ACCOUNT_FILE = './service_account_key.json'

credentials = ServiceAccountCredentials.from_json_keyfile_name(
    SERVICE_ACCOUNT_FILE, scopes=SCOPES)

client = BusinesscommunicationsV1(credentials=credentials)

locations_service = BusinesscommunicationsV1.BrandsLocationsService(client)

location_name = 'brands/' + BRAND_ID + '/locations'

locations = locations_service.List(
        BusinesscommunicationsBrandsLocationsListRequest(name=location_name)
    )

print(locations)

For formatting and value options, see brands.locations.list.

Update a location

To update a location, you perform a PATCH request with the Business Communications API. When you make the API call, you include the names of the fields you're editing as values for the "updateMask" URL parameter.

For example, if you update the defaultLocale and agent fields, the "updateMask" URL parameter is "updateMask=defaultLocale,agent".

For formatting and value options, see brands.locations.patch.

If you don't know a locations's name, see List all locations for a brand.

Example: Update default locale

cURL


# This code updates the default locale of an agent.
# Read more: https://developers.google.com/business-communications/business-messages/reference/business-communications/rest/v1/brands.locations/patch

# Replace the __BRAND_ID__ and __LOCATION_ID__
# Make sure a service account key file exists at ./service_account_key.json

curl -X PATCH \
"https://businesscommunications.googleapis.com/v1/brands/__BRAND_ID__/locations/__LOCATION_ID__?updateMask=defaultLocale" \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-H "User-Agent: curl/business-communications" \
-H "$(oauth2l header --json ./service_account_key.json businesscommunications)" \
-d '{
  "defaultLocale": "en"
}'

Node.js


/**
 * This code snippet updates the defaultLocale of a Business Messages agent.
 * Read more: https://developers.google.com/business-communications/business-messages/reference/business-communications/rest/v1/brands.locations/patch
 *
 * This code is based on the https://github.com/google-business-communications/nodejs-businesscommunications Node.js
 * Business Communications client library.
 */

/**
 * Edit the values below:
 */
const BRAND_ID = 'EDIT_HERE';
const LOCATION_ID = 'EDIT_HERE';
const PATH_TO_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_KEY = './service_account_key.json';

const businesscommunications = require('businesscommunications');
const {google} = require('googleapis');

// Initialize the Business Communications API
const bcApi = new businesscommunications.businesscommunications_v1.Businesscommunications({});

// Set the scope that we need for the Business Communications API
const scopes = [
  'https://www.googleapis.com/auth/businesscommunications',
];

// Set the private key to the service account file
const privatekey = require(PATH_TO_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_KEY);

async function main() {
  const authClient = await initCredentials();

  if (authClient) {
    const locationObject = {
      defaultLocale: 'en'
    };

    const apiParams = {
      auth: authClient,
      name: 'brands/' + BRAND_ID + '/locations/' + LOCATION_ID,
      resource: locationObject,
      updateMask: 'defaultLocale',
    };

    bcApi.brands.locations.patch(apiParams, {}, (err, response) => {
      if (err !== undefined && err !== null) {
        console.dir(err);
      } else {
        console.log(response.data);
      }
    });
  }
  else {
    console.log('Authentication failure.');
  }
}

/**
 * Initializes the Google credentials for calling the
 * Business Messages API.
 */
 async function initCredentials() {
  // Configure a JWT auth client
  const authClient = new google.auth.JWT(
    privatekey.client_email,
    null,
    privatekey.private_key,
    scopes,
  );

  return new Promise(function(resolve, reject) {
    // Authenticate request
    authClient.authorize(function(err, tokens) {
      if (err) {
        reject(false);
      } else {
        resolve(authClient);
      }
    });
  });
}

main();

Java

import com.google.api.client.googleapis.auth.oauth2.GoogleCredential;
import com.google.api.client.googleapis.javanet.GoogleNetHttpTransport;
import com.google.api.client.http.HttpTransport;
import com.google.api.client.json.jackson2.JacksonFactory;
import com.google.api.services.businesscommunications.v1.BusinessCommunications;
import com.google.api.services.businesscommunications.v1.model.Location;
import com.google.common.collect.ImmutableMap;
import java.io.FileInputStream;
import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.UUID;

class Main {
  /**
   * Initializes credentials used by the Business Communications API.
   */
  private static BusinessCommunications.Builder getBusinessCommunicationsBuilder() {
    BusinessCommunications.Builder builder = null;
    try {
      GoogleCredential credential = GoogleCredential
            .fromStream(new FileInputStream("PATH_TO_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_KEY"));

      credential = credential.createScoped(Arrays.asList(
          "https://www.googleapis.com/auth/businesscommunications"));

      credential.refreshToken();

      HttpTransport httpTransport = GoogleNetHttpTransport.newTrustedTransport();
      JacksonFactory jsonFactory = JacksonFactory.getDefaultInstance();

      // Create instance of the Business Communications API
      builder = new BusinessCommunications
          .Builder(httpTransport, jsonFactory, null)
          .setApplicationName(credential.getServiceAccountProjectId());

      // Set the API credentials and endpoint
      builder.setHttpRequestInitializer(credential);
    } catch (Exception e) {
      e.printStackTrace();
    }

    return builder;
  }

  public static void main(String args[]) {
    try {
      // Create client library reference
      BusinessCommunications.Builder builder = getBusinessCommunicationsBuilder();

      BusinessCommunications.Brands.Locations.Patch request =
          builder.build().brands().locations().patch("brands/BRAND_ID/locations/LOCATION_ID",
            new Location()
                .setDefaultLocale("en"));

      request.setUpdateMask("defaultLocale");

      Location location = request.execute();

      System.out.println(location.toPrettyString());
    } catch (Exception e) {
      e.printStackTrace();
    }
  }
}
This code is based on the Java Business Communications client library.

Python


"""This code updates the default locale of an agent.

Read more: https://developers.google.com/business-communications/business-messages/reference/business-communications/rest/v1/brands.locations/patch

This code is based on the https://github.com/google-business-communications/python-businessmessages
Python Business Messages client library.
"""

from oauth2client.service_account import ServiceAccountCredentials
from businesscommunications.businesscommunications_v1_client import BusinesscommunicationsV1
from businesscommunications.businesscommunications_v1_messages import (
    BusinesscommunicationsBrandsLocationsPatchRequest,
    Location
)

# Edit the values below:
BRAND_ID = 'EDIT_HERE'
LOCATION_ID = 'EDIT_HERE'
SCOPES = ['https://www.googleapis.com/auth/businesscommunications']
SERVICE_ACCOUNT_FILE = './service_account_key.json'

credentials = ServiceAccountCredentials.from_json_keyfile_name(
    SERVICE_ACCOUNT_FILE, scopes=SCOPES)

client = BusinesscommunicationsV1(credentials=credentials)

locations_service = BusinesscommunicationsV1.BrandsLocationsService(client)

location = Location(defaultLocale='US')

location_name = 'brands/' + BRAND_ID + '/locations/' + LOCATION_ID

updated_location = locations_service.Patch(
        BusinesscommunicationsBrandsLocationsPatchRequest(
            location=location,
            name=location_name,
            updateMask='defaultLocale'
        )
    )

print(updated_location)

Delete a location

When you delete an agent, Business Messages deletes all location data. Business Messages doesn't delete messages sent by your agent related to the location that are in transit to or stored on a user's device. Messages to users aren't location data.

Delete requests fail if you've attempted to verify the location one or more times. To delete a location that you've verified or attempted to verify, contact us. (You must first sign in with a Business Messages Google account. To register for an account, see Register with Business Messages.)

To delete a location, run the following command. Replace BRAND_ID and LOCATION_ID with the unique values from the location's name.

cURL


# This code deletes a location where a brand is available.
# Read more: https://developers.google.com/business-communications/business-messages/reference/business-communications/rest/v1/brands.locations/delete

# Replace the __BRAND_ID__ and __LOCATION_ID__
# Make sure a service account key file exists at ./service_account_key.json

curl -X DELETE \
"https://businesscommunications.googleapis.com/v1/brands/__BRAND_ID__/locations/__LOCATION_ID__" \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-H "User-Agent: curl/business-communications" \
-H "$(oauth2l header --json ./service_account_key.json businesscommunications)"

Node.js


/**
 * This code snippet deletes a location.
 * Read more: https://developers.google.com/business-communications/business-messages/reference/business-communications/rest/v1/brands.locations/delete
 *
 * This code is based on the https://github.com/google-business-communications/nodejs-businesscommunications Node.js
 * Business Communications client library.
 */

/**
 * Edit the values below:
 */
const BRAND_ID = 'EDIT_HERE';
const LOCATION_ID = 'EDIT_HERE';
const PATH_TO_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_KEY = './service_account_key.json';

const businesscommunications = require('businesscommunications');
const {google} = require('googleapis');

// Initialize the Business Communications API
const bcApi = new businesscommunications.businesscommunications_v1.Businesscommunications({});

// Set the scope that we need for the Business Communications API
const scopes = [
  'https://www.googleapis.com/auth/businesscommunications',
];

// Set the private key to the service account file
const privatekey = require(PATH_TO_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_KEY);

async function main() {
  const authClient = await initCredentials();

  if (authClient) {
    const apiParams = {
      auth: authClient,
      name: 'brands/' + BRAND_ID + '/locations/' + LOCATION_ID,
    };

    bcApi.brands.locations.delete(apiParams, {}, (err, response) => {
      if (err !== undefined && err !== null) {
        console.dir(err);
      } else {
        console.log(response.data);
      }
    });
  }
  else {
    console.log('Authentication failure.');
  }
}

/**
 * Initializes the Google credentials for calling the
 * Business Messages API.
 */
 async function initCredentials() {
  // Configure a JWT auth client
  const authClient = new google.auth.JWT(
    privatekey.client_email,
    null,
    privatekey.private_key,
    scopes,
  );

  return new Promise(function(resolve, reject) {
    // Authenticate request
    authClient.authorize(function(err, tokens) {
      if (err) {
        reject(false);
      } else {
        resolve(authClient);
      }
    });
  });
}

main();

Java

import com.google.api.client.googleapis.auth.oauth2.GoogleCredential;
import com.google.api.client.googleapis.javanet.GoogleNetHttpTransport;
import com.google.api.client.http.HttpTransport;
import com.google.api.client.json.jackson2.JacksonFactory;
import com.google.api.services.businesscommunications.v1.BusinessCommunications;
import com.google.common.collect.ImmutableMap;
import java.io.FileInputStream;
import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.UUID;

class Main {
  /**
   * Initializes credentials used by the Business Communications API.
   */
  private static BusinessCommunications.Builder getBusinessCommunicationsBuilder() {
    BusinessCommunications.Builder builder = null;
    try {
      GoogleCredential credential = GoogleCredential
            .fromStream(new FileInputStream("PATH_TO_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_KEY"));

      credential = credential.createScoped(Arrays.asList(
          "https://www.googleapis.com/auth/businesscommunications"));

      credential.refreshToken();

      HttpTransport httpTransport = GoogleNetHttpTransport.newTrustedTransport();
      JacksonFactory jsonFactory = JacksonFactory.getDefaultInstance();

      // Create instance of the Business Communications API
      builder = new BusinessCommunications
          .Builder(httpTransport, jsonFactory, null)
          .setApplicationName(credential.getServiceAccountProjectId());

      // Set the API credentials and endpoint
      builder.setHttpRequestInitializer(credential);
    } catch (Exception e) {
      e.printStackTrace();
    }

    return builder;
  }

  public static void main(String args[]) {
    try {
      // Create client library reference
      BusinessCommunications.Builder builder = getBusinessCommunicationsBuilder();

      BusinessCommunications.Brands.Locations.Delete request = builder.build().brands().locations()
          .delete("brands/BRAND_ID/locations/LOCATION_ID");

      System.out.println(request.execute().toPrettyString());
    } catch (Exception e) {
      e.printStackTrace();
    }
  }
}
This code is based on the Java Business Communications client library.

Python


"""This code deletes a location where a brand is available.

Read more: https://developers.google.com/business-communications/business-messages/reference/business-communications/rest/v1/brands.locations/delete

This code is based on the https://github.com/google-business-communications/python-businessmessages
Python Business Messages client library.
"""

from oauth2client.service_account import ServiceAccountCredentials
from businesscommunications.businesscommunications_v1_client import BusinesscommunicationsV1
from businesscommunications.businesscommunications_v1_messages import (
    BusinesscommunicationsBrandsLocationsDeleteRequest,
    LocationEntryPointConfig,
    Location
)

# Edit the values below:
BRAND_ID = 'EDIT_HERE'
LOCATION_ID = 'EDIT_HERE'
SCOPES = ['https://www.googleapis.com/auth/businesscommunications']
SERVICE_ACCOUNT_FILE = './service_account_key.json'

credentials = ServiceAccountCredentials.from_json_keyfile_name(
    SERVICE_ACCOUNT_FILE, scopes=SCOPES)

client = BusinesscommunicationsV1(credentials=credentials)

locations_service = BusinesscommunicationsV1.BrandsLocationsService(client)

location_name = 'brands/' + BRAND_ID + '/locations/' + LOCATION_ID

location = locations_service.Delete(BusinesscommunicationsBrandsLocationsDeleteRequest(
        name=location_name
    ))

print(location)

For formatting and value options, see brands.locations.delete.

Next steps

Now that you have an agent with locations, you can design your messaging flows.