Setup Live Chat Support

With online chat, you can provide instant help to your customers using popular messengers or placing the widget into your website, web application, and mobile app. This guide will help the administrators to set up Live Chat correctly.

1. Support Channels

UseResponse provides the ability to communicate with clients in the live chat widget and in popular messengers like FB Messenger, Viber, Telegram, WeChat. To connect your live chat solution with various messengers, go to Administration » Applications to enable required channels for providing customer support and in Administration » Support Channels set up them. Please refer to the article for more details on how to set up messengers in Live Chat.

In Menu » Users you need to define which agents should have the "Access Chats" permission for handling chat requests coming from different channels.

2. Email

In Administration » Support Channels » Email you should set up the outgoing/incoming mailbox and From Name:

  • To send email notifications to your customers once they left your website and didn't catch the operator's reply;
  • To receive users' replies to your email chat notifications right in the agent interface;
  • To send satisfaction surveys via email if CSAT is enabled in the system.

3. Live Chat Widget

Your next step would be customizing the chat widget for integration on your website. Go to Administration » Support Channels, create a new chat widget by clicking New » Widget, and define widget design and behavior according to your workflow:

  • Color Scheme - use one of the predefined colors or specify a custom color scheme that would match the design of your site;
  • Widget Availability - define the certain period of time when the chat icon will be displayed for your customers. You also have the ability to set up chat availability within specific business hours profiles. You could find more details on how to set up business hours in our knowledge base.

After configuring the live chat settings, you can grab the generated code and place it on the web page where you want the chat icon to appear. In case you want to add a chat widget to your own Customer Portal, simply copy the script and paste it under External Scripts on the main page of your Agent Interface.

With UseResponse, you can create multiple live chat widget profiles, each with their distinct behavior and user interface. To add a new profile, simply click "New" and then "Widget" in the top right corner of the Administration section under Support Channels.

Open Chat Widget on Click or Open By Default

Sometimes you might need to customize the widget behavior according to your specifics. Please refer to Developer Manual for Widgets instructions.

4. Automation Rules

By default, if your team is offline and the customer contacted you in chat, all operators would get Chat Notification that could be modified in Administration » Support Channels » Email » the Email Templates option.

To override system automation settings based on user behavior on pages, user clicks, you can set your own triggers in Administration » Automation & Notifications using Chat: On Click or Chat: User Activity events.

You can also send both targeted messages and specific articles from Knowledge Base based on tracking users' activity, keywords in the message, or clicking some elements of your page. More details could be found in the live chat automation article.

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