Auto-response Rules

This simple guide will take you through the process of setting up an auto-response rule for an Instant Message integration.

Before setting up an auto-response rule, you need to create a template that is going to be sent.

Step 1: Create an Auto-Response Template

In order to create a template, please visit the Instant Tools => Templates tab and press the Create New button.

The following window appears on the right-hand side:

Set a Template name. This name will appear in the list of available templates when replying to a ticket.

Type a text for your template. This text will be inserted into the reply box when you choose a template.

Step 2: Creating an Auto-Response rule

Visit the Instant Tools => Auto-response Rules tab and press the Create New button.

Once clicked, an Auto-Response rule creation window will appear:

Here is the fields & settings description:

  • Rule Name: this is the name of your AR rule;

  • Template to Send: here you need to choose a template that this AR rule will send to your clients;

  • Integrations & Widgets: here you need to decide what integration(s) or Replyco LiveChat widget(s) will be covered by this AR rule;

  • Date Range: this option allows you to select whether the AR rule will work endlessly or within a certain date frame;

  • Delay Range: this option allows you to define the number of minutes that should pass from the moment of a client's message arrival till the AR will be sent. It can be a certain value or a range when our system will pick the number of minutes randomly;

  • Frequency: this option allows you to choose whether each customer's message in a ticket will be auto-replied or just the first one;

  • Send outside working hours: this option allows the Auto-Response rule to refer to your Company's Working Hours (can be set up on a Company Settings page) and send ARs outside of them;

  • Days: this setting allows you to define days of the week when this AR will be active;

  • Active between: this setting allows you to define certain hours & minutes when this AR will be active during the days chosen in the previous setting;

  • Conditions: this setting defines when exactly this AR should be triggered.

Once everything is set up, click Save:

All Done!

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