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Livechat: Making LiveChat more secure for you
12 October 2020

Making LiveChat more secure for you

The security of our customers is our priority at LiveChat. As we constantly strive to tighten the security of services used by our customers, we would like to inform you that on 19th of October, we will be disabling some of the older and less secure ciphers that are used when interacting with LiveChat products.

WHAT IS A CIPHER?
As taken from Wikipedia, cipher is an algorithm for performing encryption or decryption — a series of well-defined steps that can be followed as a procedure. An alternative, less common term is encipherment. In other words, it is an algorithm that allows us to exchange the data between you and your customers in a much more secure way.

DO I HAVE TO CHANGE ANYTHING IN MY LIVECHAT APPLICATION?
To keep things simple: no. The change will happen automatically at our end, and our team of administrators will continuously monitor the process. You can log into LiveChat as usual knowing that all of your LiveChat related data is now even more secure.

WILL THIS CHANGE AFFECT ME?
This change will affect you only if you are using the following versions of Safari browser:

Safari 6 / iOS 6.0.1
Safari 7 / iOS 7.1
Safari 7 / OS X 10.9
Safari 8 / iOS 8.4
Safari 8 / OS X 10.10

To avoid any possible service interruptions, make sure that you are using the latest version of Safari web browser.

MORE TECHNICAL INFORMATION IN CASE YOUR DEVELOPERS ASK.
In case you receive any additional questions from your developers, we have prepared a list of ciphers that we will be disabling, together with a list of ciphers that will be supported by LiveChat. Feel free to share them with your dev team!

Ciphers that we will no longer support:
  • TLS-AES-128-CCM-8-SHA256
  • TLS-AES-128-CCM-SHA256
  • ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-SHA384
  • ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-SHA256
  • ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA384
  • ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA256
  • ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA
  • ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA
  • Second element
Ciphers that will be supported:
  • TLS-AES-256-GCM-SHA384
  • TLS-CHACHA20-POLY1305-SHA256
  • TLS-AES-128-GCM-SHA256
  • ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384
  • ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256
  • ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384
  • ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256
  • ECDHE-RSA-CHACHA20-POLY1305
MY LIVECHAT STOPPED WORKING AFTER THE CHANGE. HELP!
If you feel that there is something wrong with your LiveChat account after the change is live, don’t hesitate to reach our support. We are available 24/7/365, and we are in constant contact with our team of administrators.

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Livechat: Our mobile app keeps getting better!
2 October 2020

Our mobile app keeps getting better!

Do you already have LiveChat Lite on your phone? I hope so!

We’ve improved push notifications, launch times, and connectivity, but we’re not done yet.

LiveChat Lite now gives you access to the Agents section with editable Agent profiles. Admins can log out agents and invite new agents to the license with just a few taps inside the app.

Managing your support team on the go has never been easier!

A picture of 3 views of the new LiveChat Lite app
New, powerful features include:
  • Customer details
  • Incoming message sneak peek & ready-to-go responses
  • Multi-channel support
  • File sharing
  • In-app and push notifications
  • Agent list with editable profiles
Install LiveChat Lite on your mobile, and improve your customer service in minutes!
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Livechat: LiveChat for BigCommerce just got better!
9 September 2020

LiveChat for BigCommerce just got better!

You already know that LiveChat helps you engage your customers and send beautiful product recommendations in chat. Now we are here to help you make the purchase process smooth as silk for your customers.

The newest version of our BigCommerce integration – Customer Insight, allows you to see your customer’s cart the moment they come to chat. With just one click you can see the cart content, and based on that suggest complementary products!

If the customer’s cart is empty, send them suggestions in the form of Product Cards. Each contains an image and a clickable link taking the customer to the product page. You can select up to 10 at a time, and they will be displayed to the customer in the chat as a carousel!

LiveChat app for BigCommerce is available to install from the BigCommerce Marketplace.
Learn how to connect LiveChat to your BigCommerce store in our help center.
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Livechat: Introducing multiple greetings per session and more!
27 August 2020

Introducing multiple greetings per session and more!

Multiple greetings were requested by our clients, and we are very excited to announce that they are here!

Multiple greetings Now you can enable multiple greetings per session, and show different greetings to visitors on your website as they meet the conditions for these greetings. For example, if you have an offer on a specific product, but you are also running a promotion for returning visitors, with multiple greetings, one greeting will be triggered when the returning visitor hits your website, and another when they visit the promo product page.

While we are on the topic of making our greetings even better, you can now add the input message field to any type of greeting. The input message allows the visitors to type in a message and immediately start a chat. Our data shows that this alone increases the number of chats by 10%!

We’ve also tweaked our Google Analytics integration, to help you track not only how many greetings are displayed, but also the clicks on rich greeting buttons. Each event contains the button ID and content, so that you can track the performance of particular buttons.

Intrigued? Read more about how greetings can boost your business.
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Livechat: Introducing LiveChat Accounts
13 August 2020

Introducing LiveChat Accounts

We’re introducing LiveChat accounts – a seamless way to log in to all our tools with just one click.

Welcome to our new LiveChat login page which will soon enable you to access LiveChat, ChatBot, HelpDesk, and Knowledge Base with just one account.

Read about LiveChat Accounts here. And stay tuned, there’s more coming soon!
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Livechat: Spot prospective customers in seconds with custom segments!
27 July 2020

Spot prospective customers in seconds with custom segments!

Time is money. Now, finding website visitors who need assistance got even faster.

Keep an eye on chosen groups of customers in real-time. Interact, engage, support, and sell, just at the right moment.

Save filter combinations as segments and view chosen groups of customers in one click.

Save segments for returning customers browsing through particular pages to offer discounts, complimentary products, or personalized offers.

Create segments with visitors coming from predefined pages to prioritize them in a queue.

Options are endless!

Identify certain groups of website visitors faster and reach out to them with the right approach. Improve your chances to sell, customer experience, and resolution time.

Sound good? Jump to Customers section and create new segments now.

Want to learn more? Here is everything you need to know.

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Livechat: Improved chat supervision is here
23 June 2020

Improved chat supervision is here

You want all your chats with customers to go as smoothly as possible. Our new chat supervision features get you closer to your customer support reps while they’re having conversations with your customers. Expect an improved workflow and higher customer satisfaction rates!

Communicate with a supervisor during the chat

Private mode allows your customer service rep to respond back to the chat supervisor. With this two-way communication, you will come to a resolution faster, improving your customer’s chat experience and cutting down on the average case handling time.

Take over the chat from your bot

Chat takeover lets you take over the conversation either from a bot or your customer service rep (the latter requiring the user role ‘admin’). Intervene with one click to quickly get the situation under control and support your customers without a need for moving their case from a chat to a ticket.

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Livechat: Reply to SMS text messages with the free Twilio integration
9 June 2020

Reply to SMS text messages with the free Twilio integration

It pays to be everywhere your customers are.

Thanks to the Twilio integration with LiveChat, you can easily respond to customers who text you. Even better, SMS messages have a 98% open rate. Your messages will get noticed and customers can chat where it’s most convenient for them.

Chat just as you do when customers contact you through other channels. All you need to get started is a Twilio account and an eligible phone number (you can also get a number from Twilio).

Receive and reply to text messages using one or more telephone numbers. Route SMS messages from each number to the LiveChat group of your choice.

Go to the LiveChat Marketplace to get started with the free Twilio integration.

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Livechat: Customer Insight – your Shopify store(s) at your fingertips in LiveChat!
20 May 2020

Customer Insight – your Shopify store(s) at your fingertips in LiveChat!

Our customers’ success is our success. To help you sell and help customers more effectively, we’ve created the Customer Insight for Shopify, which integrates even more Shopify features into your LiveChat Agent app.

The Customer Insight widget is your Shopify Admin panel right in the chat, so that all the information about your customers and their orders is right there at your fingertips. Without leaving LiveChat, you can see a customer’s cart, send Product Cards view previous orders, as well as manage orders and refunds. This means that when the customer comes to chat you can hit the ground running because you’ll see the full context the moment the chat starts.

Learn more
Customer Insight is available to install from the Shopify App Store.
Learn how to connect LiveChat to your Shopify store in our Help Center.

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Livechat: Introducing Rich Greetings
5 May 2020

Introducing Rich Greetings


Words are not enough? No problem. Rich Greetings are finally here!


Make your greetings more captivating! Engage with your visitors using a bunch of new interactive blocks. Choose the type of greeting that works best for you and get creative.

Mix and match: text, images, buttons. Now, greetings are so much more!

Need to ask a quick question? Use Quick replies with ready-made answers for your customers. A perfect way to start a conversation on a specific topic. Use Quick replies to make your chat invitation more engaging and user-friendly!

With Cards, you can create greetings that are ready to interact with! Add animations to get visitors’ attention. Play with different types of buttons and use them to sell, schedule meetings, or lead your customers through your website. Introduce new features and products with buttons that take visitors straight to the right place.

The possibilities are endless! And there is more to come.

Learn more about Rich Greetings or jump straight to the app and start creating!

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