Manychat changelog

Stay updated on our latest product enhancements and improvements.

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👋Greet New Customers with the WhatsApp Welcome Message!

Welcome Messages are now available to you by using WhatsApp for Manychat. Now you can send a message to your WhatsApp contact as soon as they open a chat with you! No more waiting on them to trigger an automation. We’re so excited to announce this highly anticipated and requested feature! Here’s everything you need to know about this feature and how to set it up 👇 What is the Welcome Message? ℹ️Your Welcome Message is a preset message that will be sent to every customer that opens up a chat with your business for the first time. Once you exchange messages, if the user reopens the chat, they won’t receive the message again. It’s similar to a Default Reply with one key difference: you don’t have to wait on them to send a message first! Key Benefits 🔥Immediate Engagement: Contact everyone who clicks on your WhatsApp link as quickly as possible! Grow Your Contact List: Now you can record the contact information of every user who opens up a chat with your business! Your lead list will thank you! Streamlined Communication: Remove friction by providing users with important information or a warm greeting without waiting for them to message first. How to Set Up the Welcome Message 🧑‍💻 Setting up your Welcome Message is straightforward and can be done in a few simple steps: From the Main Page: Look for the new card on the main page that prompts you to set up a Welcome Message. Click on this card to begin the setup process.  Via Basic Automations:   Navigate to the basic automations section. Just as you would set up a default reply, you can configure your Welcome Message here.   Through WhatsApp Settings:   Go to your WhatsApp settings within Manychat. You will find an option to define and manage your Welcome Message. Here, you can specify the message and set it live.  In the Flow Builder   Once you’re in the Flow Builder, make sure your trigger is listed as “User opens a chat with you for the first time.” Create your Welcome message by including links, keywords, or information that is relevant to any customers who may be visiting your chat.  Important Notes ❗ Single Use: The Welcome Message is designed to be sent only once, the first time a user opens a chat with your business.  Single Message: You cannot string together multiple messages using the Welcome Message.   Give your users a warm welcome right from the start! Let us know how this feature is working for you and if you have any creative uses of the Welcome Message! If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to leave a comment below! 👇   

Related product area:WhatsApp
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Transform Your Marketing Strategy with Manychat AI: The Ultimate Pro Add-on 💥

Hi Manychat Community! 👋 Are you ready to revolutionize your marketing strategy and achieve ultimate business growth and productivity? We’re thrilled to introduce the Manychat AI Add-on, the ultimate Pro upgrade that supercharges your automation capabilities! 🔥 Key Features of Manychat AI Add-on:AI Step: Automate conversations and complex user interactions with AI-driven scripts. Intention Recognition: Recognize the intent behind user messages to provide accurate responses. Flow Builder Assistant: Receive tailored Flow suggestions based on your business needs. Text Improver: Improve messaging clarity and tone to align perfectly with your brand voice. 🎥 Ready to supercharge your Manychat Pro account? Activate the Manychat AI Add-on today and experience the ultimate marketing transformation! Watch our 3-minute tour here:  🌟 Why You Need It: Lead Qualification and Conversion: Automate lead qualification with Intention Recognition to target high-value leads. Time and Cost Efficiency: Automate repetitive tasks with AI Steps and save valuable time. Personalized User Journeys: Deliver contextualized and relevant responses with Intention Recognition and the Flow Builder Assistant. 🚀 How to Add the Manychat AI Add-on to Your Pro Account:Go to the Billing Section Click on the 'Billing' tab in your Manychat dashboard. Select the Manychat AI Option Choose the Manychat AI Add-on for just $29/month. Activate and Start Automating! Enable the add-on to unlock smarter automations, improve copy, and recognize intent more effectively  We’d love to hear your feedback! Share your thoughts, questions, and suggestions in the thread below 👇  

Related product area:AI
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📍Save Locations from WhatsApp Conversations as User Fields

Hi Manychat Community! 👋We’re excited to announce a new, highly requested feature 🙌 For a while now, your customers have been able to share their locations with you on live chat, but now within an automation, you can request AND store this information as a user field. Just use the new Share Location button! 🚀 Try this new location feature out with this template now!​​Check out the video below to get a complete overview of the new feature from our WhatsApp Product Designer : Now when you receive location data from your customers within your Manychat automations, you can store it in a user field for future filters and marketing campaigns! This feature is currently available on WhatsApp, and we have plans to release this for our other channels in the future. Why is this update important?Now you don’t have to manually log a customer’s location or create complicated solutions for receiving or storing a pin! You and your customers can connect easily and know exactly where each other are by simply checking the user field where you stored it. Check out these use cases below:💰 Lead qualification: Do you only serve a certain location? Include this User Input within your flow and make sure you're automatically filtering out the people who are too far away.🚗 Deliveries: Let your customers tell you exactly where they are so you can deliver your product without manually asking or logging.❗ Repeated support: If your customers need you to be onsite immediately, don’t waste time with the back and forth. Receive their location once, store it for future needs, and be on the road instantly! How do I use it? 🤔After opening a new flow and a message node, select User Input and change the Reply Type from Text to Location:  Afterwards, you can choose or create a custom field to save the location data, and you can also determine other factors like how many times you would like to retry if the user doesn’t respond.When users interact with the Share Location Button, they'll be prompted to share their location through WhatsApp's native UI. Watch the preview. Now you can seamlessly request users location data through a Manychat automation! Also agents on LiveChat now have the ability to preview and interact with the shared location data, further enhancing the support and services you can provide through Manychat. You asked, we answered 😉 ❤️ Do you love this update? Comment below to let us know how this changes your WhatsApp process, and what other features you would love to see 👇 

Related product area:WhatsApp
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2023 in Review: Top Manychat Product Updates

 Hi Manychat Community! 👋 Happy 2024! As we enter the new year and get ready for new endeavors, our Product Team took a moment to reflect on the last year and their favorite product releases of 2023. So, here’s our top 6 favorites: 📍 Hotmart IntegrationNow there’s no need to use any third party: Hotmart integration gives you an opportunity to connect with Manychat in just a few steps. Learn more. 📍 New Automations Tab We've been hard at work alongside experts to create a simplified, user-friendly version of the Automation Tab. It's not just about simplicity; it's about enhancing your control and visibility. Learn more. 📍 Instagram Broadcasting Open Beta Broadcasting is the new way to turbocharge your Instagram marketing. All you have to do is create a list, encourage subscribers to opt in, and send your broadcast. Apply for beta here. 📍 Instagram Referral URL This is your secret weapon for driving traffic from any channel straight into your Instagram DMs. Learn more. 📍 List Messages on WhatsAppList Messages lets you send a message that includes a button that reveals a pop-up menu when pressed. The pop-up menu can display up to ten predefined sections that you specify. Within each of these sections, you can list ten more options. Learn more. 📍 URL Buttons in WhatsApp WhatsApp joins the rest of our channels with URL buttons! Your users now have a more seamless experience jumping from a WhatsApp chat to a website.  ❓ ​​​​​Now it’s your turn - what was your favorite Manychat product release of the last year? Let us know in the comments!  P.S. If you have ideas for Manychat’s new features or improvements, you are very welcome to submit them to this wishlist - https://community.manychat.com/ideas. Make sure to check if your idea has been submitted already! If yes, then just upvote it 😉

Related product area:InstagramWhatsAppIntegrations & Apps & APIUI/UX Improvement
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Discover the All-New Automation Tab! 🚀 (Growth Tools tab discontinued)

🚀 Exciting News Alert!The All-New Automation Tab is now live on Manychat! 🌟 We've completely reimagined the Automation Tab for you. Our team, along with top minds from the MC Educator and Expert Groups, have worked tirelessly to bring you this stunning update.👉 Say goodbye to clutter! Now, everything from flows to keywords is conveniently located on the left-hand panel. Plus, a powerful search bar is right below the tab title, making navigation a breeze.🔍 Need to find something specific? No problem! The new search bar helps you instantly locate your desired elements. Want to see all your comment automations for Instagram and Facebook? Easily filter them using trigger filters. Growth Tools tabYou may have noticed that the Growth Tools tab that used to be on the left is now missing. We've discontinued the separate Growth Tools tab since it didn't display most of the newly available triggers, which now can all be viewed, created, and edited through the Automation tab. Just try the filter for Triggers, and you can see all your Triggers right in the connected Automations. 📹 Check out this 5-minute Loom video from our Product Expert @Trilce Jirón Garro, where she covers the main features of this update. Discover all the enhancements and enjoy a fresh, user-friendly experience with the upgraded Automation Tab. It's more powerful and beautiful than ever. Don't miss out! 

Related product area:UI/UX Improvement