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GDPR approval checker

The GDPR approval checker allows you to ask visitors for consent before starting their chat, even on proactive chats. The visitor will no be able to start a chat, until they have confirmed they have read and understood the message. The configuration for this is done from the admin dashboard, under Agent settings –> Chat assignment.



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Dynamic Proactive Messages Using JavaScript Variables

Dynamic Proactive (and Bot) Messages.

Proactive chat is a great way to increase engagement with your visitors and clients. The most engagement occurs when you make your messages highly contextual and personalized. Making your messages dynamic (with variable content) is a way to make these messages even more targeted. You can accomplish this by passing data from your site or …


Auto Responder

Here at SnapEngage, your success is always our goal. We want to make sure that you are using every tool at your disposal to achieve your goals and provide the best client experience for the visitors on your website.


A feature that you should consider using in all widgets is the Auto Responder. We highly suggest that you use


How to: Set Agent Sub-statuses

The sub-status feature is available on Enterprise plans, please come and chat with one of our team members if you’d like to hear more or upgrade at snapengage.com

SnapEngage account owners have the ability to add sub-statuses for their agents. These provide details of the tasks that agents are working on, which then makes it easier for admins to run …


How to: Delete a Widget

Deleting widgets is simple. In order to ensure you don’t accidentally delete a widget, you will need to chat with our team. One of the SnapEngage team members will need to manually delete the widget. But first, you will need to do the following:

Rename the widget as DELETEME

For our team to have the ability to the delete the …


Widget Setup


Widgets enable different configurations for different sites, products or customers. For example, a Sales widget and a Support widget.

To add a widget:

1. Log into your Admin Dashboard.

2. Click on the widget drop down and select “create a new Widget” at the very bottom.

3. At this point you will be brought to the Options …


Analytics FAQ

SnapEngage has an Analytics suite which allows supervisors and administrators to monitor the performance of agents, as well as chats.

We know that actionable data is vital for improving both your business and your customers’ experience, which is why we’re constantly working on improving our Analytics system, to give you better, faster, stronger and more accurate reports! (Also prettier.)



Managing Chat Assignment Options

About This Article

The Chat Assignment tab in Agent Settings gives you extensive control over visitor experience and how chats are routed to agents. This article reviews all the options in this menu.

Getting Started

1. Log into your Admin Dashboard and go to Settings.

2. Select the Agent Settings tab.

3. Select Chat Assignment.

Agent Assignment Settings

  1. Notify all

How to load one widget or another depending on variables

Most of our customers would choose which widget they want to install where, and install them accordingly on those pages. However, if you are running more of a complex operation, where you may want to detect some specific settings to determine which widgets to load, we can help with that!  In that case you may want to load one widget …


Tracking Events with Google Analytics

We know Google Analytics is a massive piece of software and can be difficult to track events with, so we hope these tips and tricks dedicated to tracking events can help it can be a smoother process.

Tracking codes?

The first thing to keep in mind is that the tracking code could vary among three options:

    • gtag (gtag.js) (This is

How to: Set Up the Pre-Chat Form

The Pre-Chat Form



Tired of seeing leads come in with no email address or name attached? Want to ask the visitor what company they are from or if they agree to your terms and conditions? The Pre-Chat Form allows you to ask the visitor a series of questions prior to a live chat.

With the introduction of our


Safari 11 sound issues

If you recently updated to Safari 11 you may have noticed that you no longer get sounds in Conversations Hub. This is because of a new default Safari feature that disables auto-playing sounds. To fix this issue, follow these steps.

  1. Click on Safari > Preferences in the Safari toolbar
  2. Click on Websites
  3. Click on Auto Play (1)
  4. Change the setting 

In what languages is SnapEngage available?

In what languages is SnapEngage available?

The SnapEngage widget is available in the 30 following languages:
Arabic, Azerbaijini, Canadian French, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonia, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Bokmal and Nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.

Does SnapEngage support my language characters


How to: use Shortcuts

Chat shortcuts allow you to configure an unlimited set of “pre-canned” responses that agents can use to quickly reply to frequently asked questions. This means faster, more standardized responses and happier customers! Agents can use commands (or pick from a menu) to ask visitors for more information, or provide detailed answers. It’s also a great way for new agents to …


How to: Hide button on mobile

If you are wanting to hide the mobile button, you will need to edit the code snippet you place on your website. Below are 2 options for doing this.

Use this snippet to hide the button on mobile AND disable proactive chat

<!-- begin SnapEngage code -->; <script type="text/javascript">   (function() {     var se = document.createElement('script'); se.type = 'text/javascript'; se.async =

How to: Hide the chat button on a page

If you want to hide the SnapEngage chat button on certain pages of your site, you will need to add some code to your SnapEngage code snippet. Below is the code you need to use.

Don’t forget to replace the placeholder widget ID with your own widget ID, and insert the strings (words) of the page URLs you want to …


How to: Enable email notifications for chat queue

If you like to keep an eye on the chat queue but aren’t always able to have the dashboard up, we have added the option to get an email notification. Here’s how to set it up.

  1. In the Admin Dashboard, head over to Settings > Agent Settings > Chat Assignment.
  2. Then scroll down to the “Waiting Queue Team Status” section

How to add a background image in Design Studio

The Design Studio is the best place to create custom buttons, chat boxes and offline forms. Here’s a step by step guide on how to add a background image to your chat box.

Head over to your Admin Dashboard and click on Settings > Design Studiods1

Next, click the edit button on the theme you want to edit. ds2

When the …


Routing by tag for reactive chats: Configuration

Routing by Tag is an advanced feature, available only on Enterprise Accounts, which enables routing of chats to the most appropriate agent based on skill-set, language, specialty etc. Setting up this feature requires configuration in the SnapEngage Admin Dashboard and can also be used in conjunction with functions inserted into your website code.

Step 1. Enable the Feature



Localizing your Custom Design

Our new customization tool, the long awaited Design Studio about which you can read here, has arrived. It is a powerful tool that will allow you to be as artistic as you may and make your chat box and pre-chat / offline forms best suit your website.

It is a newly released tool however and as we are still …


How to add a post-chat survey with Google Forms

If you would like to have your own survey at the end of the chat, you can use our ‘post chat window’ option to display custom content after the chat in the mean time.

You can display a link to a survey on your side, or we can embed your survey as an iframe. Such a survey can be custom-built …


How to disable the lightbox background effect on the pre-chat form?

Our pre-chat form will have a light grey background to move the visitors focus to the SnapEngage window.

To disable this effect on your website just add the following call to your code:


This line should replace where it says “// Place your SnapEngage JS API code below” in the Advanced section of the ‘Get the code’ tab in …


How do I open the chat window programmatically?


There are a few ways to start a chat using our Javascript API’s after you have the SnapEngage code installed on your website. Your usage may depend on exactly what you’re hoping to do, but in most cases we recommend using the following.


You can make this a call from a JavaScript function, or hook it onto the …