Let's say you receive a bug report from a user and you want to let them know that a fix is on the way or ask for more details. You can do this by reaching out to them directly from the bug report in your dashboard using the Reply to User button (or View Conversation if one already exists) as shown below.
By default, your users will receive an in-app notification, then an email if they miss the notification.
Once the chat is shown, you can start messaging your user without ever having to leave the bugs page. By default, your users will receive an in-app notification then an email if they miss the notification.
You can easily see if you have are any unread messages from users by checking the icons in your list of reports.
There are three different chat icons that indicate which reports contain conversations.
- Blue chat icon with red dot: You have a new unread message from the user.
- Blue chat icon only: You read the message but didn't reply (the user sent the last message in the conversation).
- Grey chat icon with arrow: You have replied to this user (you sent the last message in the conversation).
- No icon: There is no conversation in this report.
Your reports are also sorted so that the reports with the newest messages appear first instead of when the bug was first reported. This resurfaces the reports that require your attention instead of staying buried in your list.
"Closed" reports that receive new messages are automatically changed back to "In Progress" and will appear in your list.