How to set customer greetings

Set a greeting message for your customers when they start chatting with an agent.

  1. Create a canned message that you want to use as a welcome message. See Canned messages for agents.
  2. Create or edit an agent, as follows:
    1. In the Web Admin Center, go to Organization > Agents.
    2. On the Agent Management page, select an existing agent or click Create New.

    Result: The New/Edit Agent page is displayed.

  3. On the Images and Greetings tab under Initial Greeting for Chat, select the message that you want your customers to see when an agent clicks Quick Accept.
    Note: You can also set an Initial Greeting for Messaging that you can use with the various messaging services.
  4. Optionally, under Conditional, select the conditions of displaying your chat greeting.

    You can set up conditions based on either languages or websites.

    • Languages - define greetings for the languages that customers can select on the pre-chat form. This way, for example, you can define separate chat greetings for your English, German, and Spanish customers.
    • Websites - define custom greetings for each of your websites that you set up in Organization > Websites.
  5. Save your changes.

Why does initial greeting have an 'Invalid item' option?

This additional option warns you that the initial greeting originally set for the agent is no longer available. This may occur, when the Canned Message that was previously set as a greeting is deleted by an admin. In this case, you should select another initial greeting for your agent.