Chatfuel Team, September 7, 2017
We are excited to announce the arrival of the service status page to Chatfuel!
Now you can check the status of our platform service at any time by going to http://status.chatfuel.com/
Bookmark the above URL, and sign up to receive automatic updates via email and/or RSS or Atom feeds.
Have fun tracking our performance as we continue to upgrade and build-out our infrastructure!
Chatfuel Team, August 15, 2017
Exciting news! Further to our recent announcement, we have launched our PRO Plan! At this time, the option gives you the ability to remove the “Powered by Chatfuel” attribution from the bot’s Persistent Menu.
You can look up the pricing and subscribe to the plan by going to the PRO Plan widget under the Configure tab in the dashboard.
Note that in bots that had the “Powered by Chatfuel” attribution moved to the 2nd level of the Persistent Menu, the attribution will be forced to the top level, as we mentioned in our prior blog post.
More premium features to come soon!
Chatfuel Team, August 15, 2017
With a special gear towards marketers, “The Beginner’s Guide to Building Your First Chatbot” is available to everyone for free in either a traditional HTML format or as a chatbot experience (a BotBook as we call it).
Pick an option below to claim your free copy today. And don’t forget to share with your friends!
Chatfuel Team, July 21, 2017
Great news! By popular demand, we are adding paid features to our platform!
Chatfuel’s new PRO Plan will enable users to remove the “Powered by Chatfuel” attribution for a fee.
To be clear – Chatfuel remains a free platform, with no limitations introduced to the free plan. But we want to give our users the ability to access new features that are most important to them. As the first step, we will soon be releasing the option to remove the “Powered by Chatfuel” attribution from the bot’s Persistent Menu for a fee.
Chatfuel’s PRO Plan will appear as a paid add-on in the dashboard within a month. At that time, bot admins will be able to remove the attribution for a monthly fee based on the number of bot’s reachable users.
Chatfuel Team, July 14, 2017
Now every bot built on Chatfuel gets a dedicated landing page generated from the dashboard.
Utilize a landing page for your bot to optimize the experience for those users who have never chatted with your bot before. Now each user can get a concise and attractive preview of your bot on both mobile and desktop.
Chatfuel Team, July 5, 2017
Checkbox and Send to Messenger plugins allow you to gain new bot users from your website
If you already have a website with an active audience, converting those users to your bot subscribers has never been easier. Make use of Send to Messenger and Checkbox plugins to get new bot users with as little friction as possible.
The code generator feature will provide you with a piece of code you can insert on your website in order to display a “Send to Messenger” button. Upon clicking the button, the user will become subscribed to your bot.
Checkbox plugin allows you to subscribe a page visitor to your bot with a specific action defined by you. Use the code generator to get the HTML and JS codes and place them on your page.
Code generators for both plugins can be found under the Grow tab.
Chatfuel Team, June 30, 2017
Creating new versions of your bots is now easier than ever
Many of our bot admins have been asking for the ability to reuse groups of blocks as well as AI rules in several of their bots. Previously this was only possible with cloning of entire bots and deletion of the unnecessary pieces of content.
Now you can clone a group of blocks from one bot to another, thus reusing specific content and flow scenarios between your bots.
Grouping of AI rules makes maintaining and updating the rule sets much easier. Create groups of rules thematically – Greeting Phrases, Smalltalk, Navigation, FAQ, or in whatever fashion that suits your setup.
Use the Drag & Drop feature to organize your existing ungrouped AI rules.
You can also clone groups of AI rules between bots.
Chatfuel Team, June 6, 2017
Use the tips and tools from the Grow tab to effectively increase your bot’s audience.
Introducing to you 2 great tools that will help drive traffic to your bot:
A must have for any bot! This functionality has only been rolled out to a few percent of the users as of today. Significant growth in organic traffic is expected to occur when the Discover Tab becomes available to all of Messenger’s users. For your bot to appear under the Discover Tab, you need to submit a form to Facebook.
Our research has shown that currently, this is the best way to gain users from ads or pages with high post engagement. So we’ve developed a tool for that.
We’ve gathered best practices and techniques for paid and free user acquisition in this section. Following these suggestions will shorten your way to success.
Watch this space – there’s more to come to the Grow tab in the future!
Chatfuel Team, May 19, 2017
We want to enable our bot creators to have access to the best analytical data to keep improving their bot experiences. In addition to the in-platform analytics provided by Chatfuel, we have partnered with the leading bot analytics systems, giving all of our bot admins direct access to:
With the help of these services, you now can:
To enable third-party analytics for your bot, simply go to Analyze tab, scroll down to the bottom and click “Connect”.
Chatfuel Team, May 12, 2017
We are happy to announce that we have added the capability for bot admins to receive in-bot payments worldwide. Stripe Worldwide Payments is different from Messenger Native Payments that Facebook released not long ago. This new functionality is something that we have developed specifically for our platform to allow our bot creators to accept payments easily all over the world.
👈 Actual buying process with Stripe Wolrd Wide Payment Webview
Below are the highlights of what Stripe Worldwide Payments offers to our bot admins:
Stripe Worldwide Payments functionality is interchangeable with Facebook Native Payments in Chatfuel’s dashboard. This means that a bot admin can be switching seamlessly between either system, and payment screens that users see under either option look stylistically similar.
To connect Stripe Worldwide Payments, log in to your dashboard at chatfuel.com and launch a wizard under the “Configure” tab in your bot. You will be in bot commerce business in no time!