You can add clickable links inside your chatbots on which your visitors can click to open a different URL address.
In this article, you'll learn:
- How to place links into buttons
- How to place the links with widget formatting
- How the links open
- Our examples of how to use links in Chatbots
Place the link inside the buttons
Two of our Decision actions have the ability to add links to them. These are the Decision (Buttons) and Decision (Card Messages):
Open the bot you wish to edit or create from your Chatbot section in the Tidio panel. Once you will see the Chatbots editing map - drag and drop the Decision (Buttons) action and add it to your bot's workflow.
Click on the Decision (Buttons) or (Card Messages) action, and the adjustment menu will pop up on the right side.
To add a link - click on the Type in a button name field.
An option to add an action or - an URL will show up:
Difference between an Action and the URL:
Action - This allows you to create a button that will lead to another action. You can continue the bot's workflow.
URL - allows you to transfer the visitor to the chosen internal or external page and/or continue the bot's workflow.
Place the links with widget formatting
You can also add links with our new widget formatting options as hyperlinks.
Add a link to your widget messages as a hyperlink by using the following scheme:
Inside the [link name] - write a text you wish to display for your visitors under the link.
Inside (www.your_url.com) - provide the page URL you wish to direct the visitor to.
To save the formatting, save the bot by clicking on the save & automate button.
How the links open
This explains how the links inside the: Decision (Buttons) and Decision (Card Messages) open.
Internal links - if the link is to the page within your website where Tidio is installed - the page will open in the same browser tab that the visitor is using.
External links - if the link is to a different website than the one where Tidio is installed - the website will open in a new tab of the web browser.
Examples - how to use the links
Do you wonder how to use the links inside your Tidio bots? We are coming here for you with some great examples.
Product Recommendation Bot
Are you an owner of an e-commerce business, do you have your own online store perhaps? We know how beneficial it might be to recommend products to your customers at the right time and place, just to meet your customer's needs.
Our newest option to add a link inside your bots makes it easier than ever before. You can add the link to the Decision (Card Messages) action to transfer your customers straight to the product page with just one click.
Go ahead, boost your online sales and try the Product recommendation bot now in your Tidio panel.
Schedule a meeting - Calendly Bot
Do you have your Calendly account to schedule meetings with your customers? Great, now you can link your calendar to the bot so all your website's visitors will have a chance to book a call or meeting with you.
The link will transfer your website's visitors directly to the page with your calendar where they will be able to schedule a meeting.
You can use the announcement bot to let your visitors know about some of your new offers or upcoming events. Whether it is a big sale, new features, a webinar, or you just stocked up your store with some great new products - let your visitors know about them first. You can run this bot to all the new and returning visitors to make sure no one will miss this offer.
FAQ bot with links to your Knowledge Base
Would you like to automate your website's visitors' communication process and make the bot answer the most frequent questions instead of you? Now, you can create an FAQ that will send your customers directly to your Knowledge Base as well, in order to find more information on the topic.