There are multiple ways for your users to start new chats, covered below are the three different methods of doing so.
You can directly show a user a new chat page using the below API. This API will immediately compose a new chat. If you're disabling the chat feature, this API will no longer show the compose message page.
This API has the same functionality of the "Ask a Question" button in the prompt options.
Conveniently placed in the Prompt Options invocation view, users can select Ask a Question, which opens the compose message page where they can send you a message.
If the user selects the replies icon from the prompt options, they'll be shown the view below containing their previous chats. From this replies page in your app, your users can check old chats or send you a new message by tapping on the compose icon in the top right of the page.
If a user initiated a new chat through any of the above 3 methods, you'll be notified and the message will show up in the chats page of your dashboard.
From the dashboard chats page, you can check all the chats initiated by your users, reply, assign the chat to your colleague responsible for it, change the status and priority, forward the chat to a third-party integration, and much more. You can also automate the actions you need using the Rules).
Replying to Reports
You can also reach out to the user from your dashboard to reply to a specific bug, crash, or survey. More details regarding this can be found here.
Once you reply, the user will instantly receive a neat in-app notification that looks like this:
If your user doesn't view the new message within 10 minutes, they will be sent an email notification as well.
It's possible to prevent your users from starting new chats with you while allowing them to reply only to messages you've sent.
Updated almost 4 years ago