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Livechat: Choose the right workflow for each team
27 May 2021

Choose the right workflow for each team

Now you can set Automatic assignment or Manual selection per group and match chat assignment to the workflow of each team.
Update: Chat assignment settings. At LiveChat we know that the optimal workflow differs from team to team. Some agents handle chats from customers all day, every day. Other agents have fewer customers on chat, so they take care of tickets or answer phone calls or look into technical matters for customers.

Now you can have your Sales team on Automatic assignment so that they’ll receive a chat as soon as they have an open slot. Your Tech Support can be on Manual selection, which allows them to finish their ongoing task while the customer is waiting in the queue.

We have also changed the name of this feature from Chat routing to Chat assignment, in preparation for more exciting improvements coming soon.

Read more about chat assignment in our Help Center.
Try it out in the LiveChat Agent app.
Livechat: Let your customers go beyond words with emojis
29 March 2021

Let your customers go beyond words with emojis

A while back, we added the option for agents to send emojis to customers from the LiveChat Agent app. Now, your customers can also send emojis from the LiveChat Chat Widget on their desktop.

Image of chat widget with emoji picker opened. The caprion reads: Emoji picker in Chat Widget Your customers can use emojis in the Chat Widget regardless of the device they start the chat on. This saves your agent from wondering if it’s appropriate to send emojis in chat. As we always say, mirror your customers’ language. If they send emojis, you can send them, too.

We’ve also added fallback emojis, so even if your customer’s device, operating system, or browser does not support emojis, the Chat Widget will display them anyway.

Stay tuned for more announcements about Chat Widget upgrades coming soon!
Livechat: New improvements in LiveChat Lite
15 March 2021

New improvements in LiveChat Lite

We keep working on making our mobile app, LiveChat Lite, the best there is. Recently, we’ve introduced changes we’re very excited about. Whether you use LiveChat Lite as your primary tool or only when you leave your computer, you’ll be happy to know that you can now customize notification sounds and switch between tabs in the Chats view.

Customize notification sounds Go to Notifications and Sounds in your Agent profile and set up notification sounds that will boost your workflow. Our famous “Incoming chat” sound is now available in the well-loved classic version as well as two new versions. Be sure to check them out! There are other sounds to choose from as well.

In the Chats view, you’ll see the tabs for My chats, Queued, Unassigned, and Supervised. So, all the chats you may be interested in are right at your fingertips without switching to other views of the app.

Naturally, this update comes with additional security, performance, and stability improvements.

Download LiveChat Lite for iOS and Android.
Learn more about the LiveChat Agent app for mobile here.
Livechat: Edit surveys with rich text formatting
25 February 2021

Edit surveys with rich text formatting

We’ve added a simple text editor to our surveys and forms so that you can make your forms more intuitive for your customers. For example, you can now easily link to your full Privacy Policy in the GDPR consent in the pre-chat survey.

Edit surveys with rich text formatting

From now on, when you go to edit your pre-chat survey, post-chat survey, queue or offline form, as soon as you start typing the message the editor appears, showing the available options. Depending on the type of field, you’ll be able to use:

  • Bold font
  • Italics
  • Numbered lists
  • Bullet points
  • Hyperlinks

Try it out in Settings>Chat surveys and forms in your LiveChat agent app.
Learn more about the new editor here.
Livechat: Sell better with Customer Insight for BigCommerce
23 February 2021

Sell better with Customer Insight for BigCommerce

The newest version of Customer Insight for BigCommerce allows you to see more than just your customer’s cart the moment they come to chat. Now, you can also access previous orders and send tracking info while in a chat with the click of a button.

List of BigCommerce orders in the LiveChat agent app's chat view

But that’s not all. We’ve added a Page Builder widget to our BigCommerce integration. Place an additional button at strategic stages of your customers’ journey to make sure they know they can contact you at every step of the way.

BigCommerce Page Builder view. Arrows point to LiveChat custom contact  button widget, and the button on the preview of the BigCommerce store

The LiveChat app for BigCommerce is available to install from the BigCommerce Marketplace.
Learn more about Customer Insight here.
Learn how to connect LiveChat to your BigCommerce store in our help center.
Livechat: Apple Business Chat: Let customers contact you where they are
2 February 2021

Apple Business Chat: Let customers contact you where they are

Apple Business Chat allows your customers to connect with you via the Messages app and your agents to handle chats in the LiveChat Agent app.

Seamless experience for your customers: With Apple Business Chat, you can add a chat option for your company in Maps, Siri, on your website, your social media, or in your iOS app. Additionally, with Chat Suggest, you can offer a messaging option when iPhone users tap on your company’s phone number.

Seamless experience for your agents: They still handle chats in the LiveChat Agent app simply by integrating the new channel into their workflow. If you are using our ChatBot, it will handle your Apple Business chats as well.

Apple Business Chat lets you:

  • integrate chat buttons into iOS apps
  • use List Picker
  • use date and time picker
  • open other iOS apps in chat
  • accept payments in chat
  • verify identity in chat
  • chat across Apple devices
  • The integration is available in Business and Enterprise plans.
    For instructions on how to install and configure Apple Business Chat, visit our Help Center.
    Livechat: Get more leads with Mailchimp Newsletters
    9 December 2020

    Get more leads with Mailchimp Newsletters

    We know how important it is to gain new newsletter subscribers. Now, you can promote your newsletter in a greeting or announcement. With the new Mailchimp Newsletters, you can invite the visitors of your website to subscribe to your newsletter or your campaigns. When they hit subscribe, the signup form opens right in the chat widget, making the whole process completely seamless.

    Interested? See our installation guide.
    To learn more about targeted messages, see this article.
    Don’t miss other ways greetings and announcements can benefit your business.
    Livechat: Chat section upgrades
    9 November 2020

    Chat section upgrades

    We’re always working to make your work easier and your customers’ experience even better. The newest upgrades to the Chat section of the LiveChat Agent App are here to do just that.

    You can now pick from over 1000 emojis in 8 categories straight from the text area in the Chat section, and make your customer communication go beyond words.

    We also upgraded the canned response picker. Now you can add a new canned response straight from the picker, and divide the list of responses into groups. Find the response appropriate to the task at hand quicker, without having to remember multiple shortcuts, and use the time saved to pick the emoji to customize your canned response 😉

    Try it out in the LiveChat Agent App.
    Learn more about canned responses here.
    Livechat: Sign up and sign in with Apple, Google or Microsoft
    14 October 2020

    Sign up and sign in with Apple, Google or Microsoft

    A while back we introduced LiveChat Accounts and revealed our new login page. To increase convenience without compromising security, we are adding Apple and Microsoft to the list of identity providers you can use with LiveChat.

    You can now create a new LiveChat account and sign in to LiveChat with your Apple ID, Google email, or Microsoft account.

    Learn more:
    Sign in with Apple
    Sign in with Google
    Sign in with Microsoft
    Livechat: Announcements are here!
    13 October 2020

    Announcements are here!

    We are happy to announce that we have introduced a new customer engagement feature in LiveChat. You may be familiar with greetings, we now give you Announcements.
    Think of announcements as greetings with an expiration date – you can set up the time frame in which they will be displayed to customers, and they help you create haste by being displayed only once per customer in a lifetime.

    With announcements, you can promote a flash sale, inform about a new feature, advertise a job opening, without spamming your customers with multiple displays of the same message. If they feel like they need more information – they can always start a chat, right?

    From now on, you will find both announcements and greetings under Settings>Engagement>Targeted messages in the LiveChat agent app.

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