The Major Developments Over the Past Quarter
Over the last quarter, we’ve been adding plenty of features and improvements.
Here’s a rundown of the most important changes.
1New dashboard integration
Over the past few years, we added features to transform Userlike from website chat to a multi-channel customer messaging solution.
But with all those new features came a certain level of complexity in our navigation. To improve the onboarding and user experience, we restructured the Dashboard menu and made some changes to the overall home screen.
You can learn about these changes in the article What’s New: Improved Product Navigation, Onboarding and More .
As WhatsApp Business is primarily intended as a customer service solution, the customer has to initiate the conversation. If a business wants to approach a customer or reply outside of the 24-hour service window, they will need to use a pre-approved template and you will be charged a small fee per message.
You can now create and select WhatsApp templates for your WhatsApp business account directly in Userlike. This is done in your Dashboard’s Channel section .
3Start & end of the chatbot beta
In October, we introduced new chatbot features to beta testers. With the last release, we left the beta phase, meaning that all our customers from the Business plan onwards can now benefit from these features and more .
Bots even get a separate link in the Dashboard to clearly separate them from their “human colleagues”.
4Roles and permissions
Roles allow you to assign your different levels of access permissions to your operators. With Unified Messaging, the range of different functions and possible applications expanded, meaning permissions also had to be adapted .
You can now set different permissions for your operators in the Roles section of your Dashboard.
5Registration form for offline messages
One of the main benefits of our new product is the possibility to take live conversations offline. If a customer leaves an offline message when you’re offline, you can respond at a later time - providing they leave their contact details.
You now have an option to make a registration form available in chat during offline hours. This makes it mandatory for a customer to provide their contact details when sending you an offline message, thereby ensuring they will receive your answer.
6New proactive mode
Proactive chat helps you target the people who need extra help while browsing your site. But it can feel annoying to visitors if the chat window takes up the entire screen.
Now, individual bubbles appear after the timeout, making for a less disruptive experience.
7Offline within service times
With live chat, speed is of the essence. But, you’ll likely not be available around the clock to answer your customer’s questions. In those cases, it’s important to set expectations, so that they can still have a good experience.
To let customers know how quickly they can expect a reply from you, we’ve introduced two differentiated offline messages: an "offline message" and an "offline message during service times".
8New widget languages
Good news for businesses supporting customers around the globe. You can now expand your reach in Danish, Polish, Romanian and Swedish, alongside the previously available languages, English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
9Account migration scheduler
Making the switch from Live Chat to Unified Messaging just got easier. Where before you had to clone or export and import your chat widgets, now you can schedule a migration to move everything safely all at once. Read more in our tutorial .
This feature is currently only available for customers on our Team plan.
We hope you enjoy the improvements to our product. Let us know how they work out for you.