Default TTS for multiple language in Voice Channel


This is an update about Voice Channel - Tools - Multiple Languages.

Before the update, when you switch language, the default TTS setting in the Start Step is not changed accordingly.

You can now add a default TTS for a language so that the default TTS language change when you switch to this language:

https://i.imgur.com/iHIim5d.png


Note that the priority for TTS voice is:

Node level TTS > Set language level TTS > Sub flow level TTS

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Send WhatsApp Single / Multiple Product Message


This is an update about the WhatsApp channel - Send Message Step.

Two new message types are added to the Send Message Step in the WhatsApp channel.

They are "Single Product" and "Multiple Products", find them in the "Catalog Product":

https://i.imgur.com/KAqt4m8.png


Catalog Id and Product Id are required:

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Send WhatsApp & Telegram Notification in the Action Step!!


This is an update about Action Step - Notification.

Before the update, you are able to send SMS, Voice, Email and Slack Notifications.

Now you can also send WhatsApp and Telegram notifications!!

In an action step, select "Notification":

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WhatsApp Notification:

Select a sender from the "From Phone Number" list. A valid sender must have a WhatsApp bot connected to it in the same workspace.

Besides, the receiver must be an existing bot user in the WhatsApp bot, plus, within the 24 hours window. Otherwise, the action fails.

https://i.imgur.com/Ea3kEan.png


Telegram Notification:

The same applies to Telegram notification. You must have a Telegram chatbot in the same workspace to send out a Telegram notification. And the receiver must be an existing bot user.

You can search a receiver in the Telegram bot by their Telegram User Id, User Ns, Email or Phone Number.

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Support system/custom fields in Google Sheet


This is an update about Google Sheet - Get Row / Get Multiple Row.

You can insert variables in your Google Sheet now.

- For system fields, put variable name. e.g. {{first_name}}
- For custom fields, put variable ns.      e.g. {{f244v1231}}


For example, this is a string store in your Google Sheet:

"hi {{first_name}} and {{f244v1231}}"

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When the system gets this string, it will translate all the variables to according values then store the result into the mapping field.

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How to get the name of a system field?

By lowercasing the word and having underlines as separators:

https://i.imgur.com/EipIgUq.png



How to get the variable ns of a custom field?

https://i.imgur.com/5r23QJ7.png



Auto install free Mini-App when install the template


This is an update about Template.

Before the update, when users install a template and there are Mini-App actions used in the template, these actions will be removed.

Now those Mini-Apps used will be installed to the workspace automatically and those actions will be kept if the Mini-Apps are free to download.

If the Mini-App is not free, please guide your users to download the app before they install your templates.

Manage One-time Link for Templates (both in workspace & via API)


This is an update about Templates - One-time Link.

Before the update, the one-time link for a template is actually the same as a permanent shared link. The difference is the template turns from "shared" to "private" after one installation.

Now you can manage different one-time links for each sharing and you are able to track the status of the installation. Available status: "Available", "Installed" and "Expired".

You can manage your one-time link either:
- manually in your workspace or
- automatically via APIs

For manual management, on your dashboard, go "My Contents" - "My Bot Templates", select a template and the drop-down menu will show like this:

https://i.imgur.com/Ajbo6ey.png


Click on 4 in the above screenshot to get the "Template Ns", the id of this template for API usage.
Click on 5 in the above screenshot to generate a one-time link for this template:

https://i.imgur.com/C077JG2.png


Edit expiration duration and click "Generate New Link". This link will be added to the list and the status will be "Available" in the beginning. When the link is used and the template is installed, the status changes to "Installed". If the template is not installed within the duration, the status goes to "Expired".

To manage automatically via API calls:

Visit template API through https://www.uchat.com.au/api#/Template

https://i.imgur.com/F2Qh0O9.png


Use the "Get Template" API to get a list of templates by template name, template ns (get template ns from the previous screenshot), etc.

Use the "Generate One Time Link" API to automatically generate a one-time link for the template.

Set Default Flow Builder Theme at Workspace Level


This is an update about workspace settings.

Before the update, each new flow is set to the "Default" theme.

Now you can set your favourite theme at the workspace level! No need to edit it every time you create a new bot!

Simply head to "Workspace Settings" on your dashboard, "Profile" settings:

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"Math Formula Calculation" Added to "Set Variable Value" in Action Step


This is an update about the Action Step.

https://i.imgur.com/sHDee6i.png


Goto an Action Step, then "Set Variable Value", you can find "Math Formula Calculation" in Operation.

With this operation, you can now do formula calculation directly in the "Set Variable Value".

Math operations and function supported:

+, -, *, e, pi, PI, abs(), min(), max(), ceil(), floor(), log(), pow(), round(), sqrt(), sin(), cos(), tan()


*Please note that: if the formula is invalid, the system will return 0 to number variable and empty to text variable.

Media in Library Can be Deleted Now


Wherever you need to display a media, a "Select Media" window will show.

Under the "Upload Your File" tag, you can select media from your computer and all those uploaded media go to the "Library" tag. So that from now on you can pick the media in the library instead of uploading it again.

UChat just add a new feature to allow you to delete media in the library. Simply hover over the media and a red delete button will show, click on the button to remove this media from the library.

https://i.imgur.com/DEoYS4r.png


Switch Bot/Flow Feature available in All channels now!


Yesterday we added a new feature about switching bot/flow between different phone numbers in WhatsApp, SMS and Voice.

The feature is now available for all channels! But there is a difference to mention:

WhatsApp, SMS and Voice channel are using users' phone numbers for user_id (user identification), so there is no conflict when you switch a bunch of users from an old number to another phone number.

However, channels like Facebook are using user_id to identify users and each user_id is unique only under this page, it's not unique in the whole Facebook. If the user is switched from one Facebook page to another Facebook page carrying the old page user_id, conflicts might appear. 

Therefore, all bot users will be removed to avoid conflicts.


UNLINK:


when you unlink a bot (not in WhatsApp, SMS or Voice), your bot users are kept in the flow.


LINK:


when you link a bot (not in WhatsApp, SMS or Voice), all bot users in the flow are removed.

Switch Bot/Flow between Phone Numbers (WhatsApp, SMS & Voice)


Before the update, if you need to move a flow from no/one number to another, you will need to publish the old flow to be a template then install it to the new numbers. In that way, bot users in the old flow are not moved to the new number. Only the flow is moved.

Now you can easily switch flow between numbers, all bot users are moved together with the flow and settings.

Simply, click on the unlink button to disconnect the flow with the number and click on link button, then choose a standalone flow to link the flow with the number:

https://i.imgur.com/1oCs1Me.png

Add WhatsApp/Telegram/Line Chat Widget on your Website like Facebook Messenger


This is an update about Flow Builder - Tools - Widgets in WhatsApp, Telegram and Line channels.

Before the update, you can only add Facebook Chatbot on your website like this:

https://i.imgur.com/gVCsPsj.png


Now you can add your WhatsApp chatbot to your website!

https://i.imgur.com/2zT3QXW.png


Follow steps 1-4 to create a new widget then click the pencil icon to enter the edit interface

https://i.imgur.com/gFtzkl4.png


Follow steps 1-7 to edit the widget and save. Copy the snippet to your website page

https://i.imgur.com/4Fj6DIE.png


You can see what will the widget look like on your website while you edit it

Chat Widget Position on Website Can be Changed Now


This is an update about Chat Widget.

Before the update, the chat widget is in the bottom right corner of your website.

Now you can choose a different position.

Go Flow Builder - Settings - Channel - Chat Widget Customization - Edit - Save:

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External Request Update: send file as parameter in API calls


This is an update about the External Request in the Action Step.

You can include a file itself in the API calls instead of the URL link of the file.

In the External Request, go Body, multipart/form-data and you will see an Upload Files section. Put a file direct link here to include the file itself in the parameter. You can put the link you get from a Question Step here. (Please note that the file URL link from a Question Step is only valid for 24 hours)
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Manually Update Order Status in Dashboard


This is an update about Ecommerce section on Dashboard.

Before the update, you need to use API to update order status.

Now you can manually update order status in Dashboard - Ecommerce - Orders:


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Status Intro:
 
1. Ordered -------- ordered but unpaid (choose pay by cash)
2. Paid ------------ payment received
3. Processing ----- start processing the shipment
4. shipped -------- item shipped
5. completed ----- order completed
6. cancelled ------ order cancelled
7. refunded ------- order refunded

Mini-App V2 - Source - Dynamic Source - Variable Value Supported in Parameters


This is an update about Mini-App Version 2. (not available in Version 1 yet)

In "Source" - "Dynamic Source",

Before the update, the parameters are fixed values, you cannot get different results for different users.

Now you can send a variable value in the parameter and get different dynamic source lists!

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Limitations:

1. What fields can be used as parameters?
1) inputs in Auth section - Api Key type
2) client id, secret, access token, refresh token, etc in Auth section - OAuth v2 type
3) inputs of actions in Actions section
2. Dynamic Source invalid in One Time Url - 2. Web Forms - Inputs
When you go setting the inputs of web forms in a one-time URL, dynamic source won't work here.
3. the drop-down list only loaded when first click "edit action"
In the chatbot flow, when you create a new action of the Mini-App, and first click "Edit Action", the system will do an external request and generate the drop-down list based on the current value in the fields. If you change the parameter e.g. the value in Auth inputs, the drop-down list won't be re-fresh, please delete the action and create a new one.


Coupon Code Bug Fixed


This is an update about coupon code in the ecommerce system.

Before the update, you might fail when creating a coupon code.

Now you can successfully create and apply a code on the checkout page.

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No Stripe for Testing Checkout Now


This is an update about ecommerce syste.

Before the update, you will need to connect your Stripe account to process to the checkout page.

Now you can test the checkout process without connecting your Stripe:

there will be a "Cash on pickup" option by default

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Duplicate Multiple Steps Supported


This is an update about flow builder.

Before the update, you can duplicate only one step at a time. Now you can select multiple steps and duplicate them.

Please note that,

- after copying multiple steps, you can only paste once. copy again for another paste
- where can I paste the steps?
   (1) to the same bot/flow
   (2) to the different bot/flow but the same channel (associate custom fields will be created automatically)
   (3) to different channels (unsupported features will be removed)


Bot Template Updated


This is an update about bot template.

- subflow template supported (installed subflow goes to a folder)
- template configuration added: viewable, editable, version number (only for subflow template)
- install template from different channel
- interface changed

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New Operation Added to JSON Operation

 
This is an update about JSON operation.

The new operation is "Remove items by key and value". You can now remove an item in an array by providing a key name and it's value:

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Bot User Auto Cleanup has one conditions now


This is an update about Bot User Auto Cleanup Feature in Settings. Change the auto cleanup days to be greater than 1 then you can setup condions.

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New Action Added: Clear All Custom User Fields


This is an update about Action Step.

We add a new action called "Clear All Custom User Fields". This step helps you clear the values from all custom user fields in one action.

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BOT_CURRENT_TIME system field added


This is an update about the system field.

Before the update, there are NOW, TODAY system fields that refer to the current time/date of the users (if they have a timezone in their profile, otherwise based on workspace's timezone).

Now a new system field is added called BOT_CURRENT_TIME. This one is the current time based on the workspace's timezone.

Scan QR Code to Preview in Phone App


This is an update about the preview feature in all channels which support preview (Facebook, Telegram, WhatsApp, Line and Viber)

When you click the "Preview" button, there will be a QR code generated, you can click "Open in XX" to talk to the bot in the website/desktop application or scan the code with your camera or according phone application.

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Dynamic Quick Reply in Send Message Step Now Available


This is an update about Send Message Step.

Before the update, you will need to list all the quick replies yourself but now, by selecting a JSON variable, your chatbot can list the quick replies from the JSON variable for you:

Please note that these replies expire in 30 minutes. 


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API Added: Get Order by Order ID & Get Orders by User Ns


This is an update about UChat APIs.

2 new APIs added about order:

Get Orders by User Ns:
https://www.uchat.com.au/api#/Ecommerce/Orders

Get Order by Order ID:
https://www.uchat.com.au/api#/Ecommerce/OrderGetInfo

Dynamic Quick Answer in Question Step Now Available

 
This is an update about Question Step.

Before the update, you will need to list all the quick answers yourself but now, by selecting a JSON variable, your chatbot can list the quick answers from the JSON variable for you:

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Auto cleanup bot users based on time interval


This is an update about bot settings.

We add a new way for you to auto cleanup bot users. You can cleanup bot user when reached bot user limit or time interval.

For example, set up the cleanup to 90 days and the bot will automatically remove users who haven't interacted with your bot over 90 days.

These cleanup conditions are checked once per day, not in real-time.

Alternatively, for more customized cleanup conditions, we suggest you use a datetime based trigger to do a regular check and in the workflow, setup your own condition like only clean guest user or user without contact information, etc.


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Navigate to a step in live chat


This is an update about Live Chat.

Now each message sent by the bot has a little drop-down button, click on it to "Resend Message" or navigate to the step to edit the step, do your improvement in a more convenient way.

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Navigate to a step in error log


This is an update about Error Log.

When you check error log, you can see which step in which subflow went wrong, before the update, you will need to navigate to the step yourself. Now by simply click on the step name, you will jump to the step right away.

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Get information from HTTP request header


This is an update about External Request.

When you click on the "Response Headers", a list of hearer information will show. Now the hearer information is all clickable. For example, in the screenshot below, you can click on the "Response-Code: 200" to get its path "$H['Response-Code'] and save the value "200" to a variable for later usage.


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Hide channel or limits bots in channels

You can now hide channel or limited the bots can be built in particular channel.

You can find the settings in your dashboard, "workspace settings" and then "channels"

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Select Caller ID options when transfer phone call

When transfer to agency in the voice channel, you can choose to show the real caller phone number or twilio/signalwire phone number.

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Delete Bot User in Action Step or Setup Bot User limit

Hello guys,

You can now clear bot users automatically!

1. Flow Builder - Action Step - Basic Actions - Delete Bot User
2. Settings - General - Bot User Limit

Kindly check this tutorial: https://youtu.be/izVqpPbRf24

Stop/Recover Bot Automation in Facebook Inbox

For the Facebook Messenger chatbot, you can now stop/recover bot automation without accessing UChat.

By simply
1. move the user to "done"
2. move the user to "main"
in your Facebook Business Suit (web or phone) inbox.

Kindly check this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyyxl8oFuJk

User Menu available in Telegram Chatbot

You can now see "User Menus" section added in:

Telegram flow - Contents - User Menus

Beside, use "Set User Menu" to switch from one menu to another:

Action Step - Advanced Actions - Set User Menu

Please check on this tutorial for how to use it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlsJG9msZHQ

Create Bot User in WhatsApp Channel

Hello guys! An update for u about importing uses in WhatsApp.

From now on, please always add a "+" sign in front of a phone number when you create bot users in the WhatsApp channel. The system will remove the "+" for u automatically when creating user_id. It doesn't matter you are creating via API, the create button or import bulk data(csv file).

Besides, when u create via API, only phone value is needed now.

Mini app 2.0 beta introduced

With mini app 2.0, you can build your mini app integration with third party visually and no coding required.

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WhatsApp Template Improved

Now you can set up WhatsApp template that included buttons with variable.

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Reply all Facebook & Instagram post comments are supported

New condition of " If comments is anything" is added to Facebook & Instagram comments growth tool.

As per screenshot below, now you can set up automation to reply to all comments.

Instagram Story Mention

update on the instagram story mention feature, now it can reply to the new subscriber and existing subscriber.

Add cloudinary integration

We added cloudinary integration, now you can save your file(image, videos, documents) up to cloudinary, and use the upload file in the flow builder.

Agency Billing updates

Now the agency or agency plus plan can get 20% commission on any paid workspace under their domain name.

The agency need to connect with their stripe account. 

Auto Slot filling added to Dialogflow Action

Now you can enable or disable auto slot filling in the Dialogflow Action.

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VideoSDK Integrate with UChat

Now you can initiate video calls right inside of all the channel UChat support

Two Factor Authentication supported

WhatsApp Messenger Templates supported

You can find the template section in the WhatsApp Channel, Content Tag. 

Sync the template from your BSP provider, and use the template in send message module.

Human agent Tag added for Facebook Messenger Channel

Now with the new tag added, you can reach out to customer within 7 days window. Don't abuse it, you need to comply with Facebook messenger policy, other you might put your page at risk.

Facebook Ads Payload Support

With this updates, now you can connect chatbot flows with your Facebook Ads Manager. 

Also you can pass the UTM parameters right into your chatbot. 

You can also see the analytics of the ads performance in UChat.

Video tutorials:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGq3RtEjFYg

Google Analytics Integration

Now you can install Google Analytics mini app. 

With our Google Analytics Integration, you can pass the conversion event to your Google Analytics property. 

Also you can pass extra UTM parameters to your Google Analytics. 


Add listener to payload for Inbound Webhook

Improvement:

Add listen to payload for inbound webhook.

Dialogflow Slot filling support with UChat

Imaging now you can do the same "slot filling" in UChat. 

Make your chatbot smarter, and collect the necessary information from your customer. 

Here is the video of how to set it up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYvjq6ot0nA

Email Templates

Now we allow you to create email templates with a simple, powerful email builder. 

The templates can be used across all the channels in the workspace. 

You can insert custom variable in the email content. 

Telegram Support Markdown & HTML

Telegram message support "Parse mode", MarkdownV2 , Markdown ,HTML.

MarkdownV2 may not work if the message or content of user field contains some special characters. If only simple markdown required, then use Markdown

Block sending message if the user is out of 24 hour window

In the live chat window, if the user is out of 24 hour window, you won't be able to send messages, unless you use the "tag" that Facebook support

Inbound Webhook Introduced

With inbound webhook, now you can connect your chatbot automation with 3rd party applications, CRMs directly.

Live demo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5WxUm1TehU&t=1s