How to Use Chat-bot Builder Elements

Message

This element is always the start of a flow. SendPulse allows adding a variety of elements to this block.

Text is a default element. Type a message in the input field.

You can personalize text messages. To do this, click on the “{}” in the right corner of the text field and choose a variable from the drop-down menu. Each user will receive a message with a value of the given variable from their contact info in your auditory list.

Saving a button in a message

Button can call the next message in the flow. For this, specify the name of the button and link it to the next block. Otherwise, the button can transfer a user to a website. For this, specify the name of the button and add a link to a website. 

Click the "+ Add button" to add a button to the message.

Adding a button to a message

After the button details are set, click "Add."

Saving a button in a message

Not more than three buttons can be added under one element.

To add an additional element to the "Message" block, click "Add" and select the necessary element.

Adding new elements to a message

Image allows you to send pictures in a message. Click the "Select file" button to upload an image from a computer or a device, or drag the necessary file to the upload area.

Uploading images to a message

Card is an element where users can present anything they sell. It can contain an image of an item, its title, description, and a button. To add several cards, click the "+" button.

Adding cards

The service allows you to add up to ten cards in one element. To switch between the cards, click the arrow buttons. To delete a card, click the cross button. 

If you add two or more cards in the editor field, they will show up in a row and go beyond the block.

File lets users sharing documents with their subscribers. Click the "Upload from disk" button or drag a file into the upload area to add it to the message.

Delay imitates typing. Specify the time in seconds during which the input indicator will be displayed to a subscriber.

Input indicator details

A message is not sent when the indicator is shown. Correlate the time of typing and the size of the message it is displayed before.

User input provides an opportunity to collect contact data from subscribers. Add a question and select what information you want to receive.

Quick reply is a short answer in the form of a button. A subscriber clicks this button, and the text is sent as a message in a chat triggering the corresponding flow. Click the "Quick replies" button to add a quick reply.

Adding a quick reply

Type the text and press "Enter" to save it. The input field in quick replies is limited to 20 characters. Click the cross in the quick reply box to delete it.

Delete an element with the bin button, move it up and down with the arrow buttons. The buttons appear when you pause a mouse pointer on an element.

Flow

It allows you to link another flow to the one you are creating. Drag the "Flow" block to the editor and link it to a button or a quick reply, which will trigger this flow. In the "Flow" panel, open the "Start another flow" drop-down menu and select the flow you want to add.

Selecting a flow

Action

This is a flow element that is not visible to a subscriber.

Saving a button in a message

You can add the following “Action” elements:

  • “Open the chat” - personal chat with an admin will be opened. Use to prioritize dialogue. The "Open the chat" action moves a conversation to the "Open" tab in the bot chats.
  • “Unsubscribe from bot” - unsubscribe a user from bulk and automated messages.
  • “Add tag” - create a tag, that will be attached to a user for the future segmentation of your campaigns.
  • “Add variable” - update the value of a variable in your auditory list here.
  • “Send webhook” - send a POST request with user data to your external URL. To add an action to flow, drag the action element into the editor. Select the "Action" element panel.

Link the "Action" element to a button or a quick reply, which will trigger this action.

Filter

Segment customers based on their personal information and history of receiving your previous messages. Select the Filter element in the left sidebar and drag it after the element that will start your branching scripts.

Then select the condition itself. You can filter by:

  • variable value (all types - string, number, email, phone, and link);
  • assigned tag;
  • participation in the flow;
  • campaigns received

Combine conditions by adding the operators “any” or “all,”, or add independent additional conditions.

After adding conditions, add the additional flow elements to each of the Filter element options if the condition is met (green dot) or not met (red dot).

Pause

It is a period during which no automated messages will be sent to a subscriber. It can be set in minutes, hours, or days.

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