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How to know who ended the chat

We have recently added a new piece of information in the chat transcript. You are now able to see who ended the chat (agent, visitor, idle time-out).

Simply head over to the Logs section in the admin dashboard and click on the blue Chat link to look at the chat transcript.

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Then look towards the bottom of the transcript and …


New & Updated Analytics

We recently improved and updated our analytics. You may have noticed the new Visitor Experience section which includes visitor wait time and queue time. In this article, I will go over what these new stats will tell you and how we have improved Agent Performance stats.

Wait Time

Visitor wait time represents the amount of time a visitor waits after …


SSO via SAML 2.0 and Microsoft Active Directory Federation Server (ADFS) with SnapEngage

SSO via SAML 2.0 and Microsoft Active Directory Federation Server (ADFS) with SnapEngage

With the SingleSignOn (SSO) feature, it is now possible to login into SnapEngage using a SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) identity provider, rather than logging into SnapEngage with a username/password from our sign-in page. The SAML/SSO feature is available for Premier customers.

In a nutshell, SAML is …


Localizing your Custom Design

Our new customization tool, the long awaited Studio Design 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 …


Intro to Design Studio

An important note if you have a legacy custom form across any of your widgets: Updating to the Design Studio will replace your existing custom form. Before activating the Design Studio, we recommend reviewing your custom form setting so you don’t lose any important information or functionality.   

Here at SnapEngage we are incredibly excited about this new tool. You may …


Is there a status page for SnapEngage?

Yes there is! Our status page is the go-to page if you are experiencing issues with SnapEngage. If we are having any technical issues affecting the services, these will be shown here, so make sure you bookmark it! Here, you can also get a monthly overview of the SnapEngage Uptime.

What does Uptime mean, you say? Well, that’s basically the …


How to clear the cache on your browser

Occasionally, you may be requested to clear the cache on your browser. In order to improve speed on your navigation, your browser will remember certain information from websites you visit often. The browser cache is a temporary storage location on your computer for files downloaded by your browser to display websites. Sometimes they may show old information, and this may …


Using File Exchange. What to consider!

securityIf you want to read about how to configure the “File Exchange” feature, you can do so by clicking here.

A few things to keep in mind when you use “File Exchange” are that:

  • File Exchange is only available via the Chat Portal and not for agents set up with Google Talk accounts.
  • The maximum file upload size is

Free Trial Information

The free trial is a great way to try out the Snap Engage chat software. The free trial defaults to the Plus plan features with unlimited agents (secure data transfer, priority tiers, Salesforce integration and much more) and will last for 15 days. The trial will also allow you to test the Premier feature of “Routing by tag configuration” as …


How to integrate SnapEngage with Microsoft Dynamics on premise 2015 and 2016

SnapEngage will automatically notify you when your website visitors contact you. You can either receive offline requests and chat transcripts by email or directly in your preferred Help Desk, CRM or Bug Tracker.

If you would like to receive transcripts and messages in Microsoft Dynamics 2015 and 2016 on premise, then go through the instructions below.

Note: “On-premise” is …


Troubleshooting Chat Window Spacebar Issues

This article will attempt to address issues involving not being able to use the spacebar in a chat window as seen below.



If you are in a chat and notice that the spacebar is non responsive, it could be due to a Javascript conflict. We have had some reports from SnapEngage users who use the Galleriffic 2.0 library experiencing …


Generating, Changing or Deleting Your SnapEngage API Token

You now have the ability to manage your own API token for SnapEngage. The first step in doing so is making sure you actually need an API token to accomplish your goal. You do NOT need a token to work with the SnapEngage Javascript API or POST API.

Additionally, the Provisioning and Get Chat APIs will still need their own …


Integrating AdWords with SnapEngage

AdWords (Google AdWords) is an advertising service for businesses wanting to display ads on Google’s advertising network. The AdWords service enables businesses to set a budget for advertising and only pay when people click the ads. The ad service is largely focused on keywords. You can read more about AdWords here.

If you have set up some AdWords campaigns, …


Intelligent Pre-Chat

What is It?

With the Intelligent Pre-Chat you can let your clients find the answers they are looking for before starting a chat with you. Intelligent Pre-Chat is a feature that allows visitors to quickly get answers to FAQ’s by providing clients with a relevant list of support articles, FAQ’s, and blog entries in a matter of seconds. This allows …


How to automatically launch the chat portal at startup of your computer

Like other applications and websites, you can configure your device to also automatically start the Chat Portal.

Although chatting is fun and it easily becomes a habit to start and log in your Chat Portal, having it start automatically will make sure that you do not forget to become available for your web-visitors who will be looking to chat with …


Mobile App Setup Guide

***Update March 2017 – We have decided to stop development on this app and are instead working on a replacement. In the interim please feel free to continue to use this app but it does contain many known bugs. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at support@snapengage.com ***


Taking chats on the mobile app will


SMS Live Chat: Customer Support via Text Message

SMS Live Chat allows your visitors to reach you by sending a text message from any mobile device. Those SMS messages will then appear in the chat portal for your agents to reply, sending an SMS right back to your visitor’s handheld device.

Sounds awesome? Well, let’s show you how to get this activated!

*Currently only available for US and


Analytics FAQ

We’re very proud of our new Analytics system, we have been hard at work on this all-new feature for several months.

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

How do


Post Chat Survey

The Agent Survey feature allows your website visitors to provide feedback at the end of each chat. That feedback is then made available to agents via the Chat Portal and to admins via the Survey report in the Agent Performance analytics.

Troubleshooting Tip: If you have enabled this feature inside your Admin Dashboard, yet your visitors aren’t seeing the


Getting Started – FAQ and Troubleshooting

This article will help you go over some of the frequently asked questions and issues some people might miss. We try to keep everything very simple and user friendly, but we understand some of the process is a bit more complicated!

We will try to address as many questions as possible in this article, but in case you don’t find …


Style Guide

*”These options are for legacy users only.*


In the Style tab of the Admin Dashboard, you are able to alter the appearance of your Live Chat, including language selection, chat box style, floating button selection (or choose to not have one), dynamic inline buttons, and other functionality choices as well.…


Adding your visitors in GTalk

** Gtalk is no longer supported for new customers, as Google is removing their support of the API by Fall 2017. Gtalk will not be supported for any customers by Fall 2017 **

Once you have configured Google Talk as the “System” of your agent in the “Agents” tab of your configurator and clicked the “Save” button, the …


Security, Frequently Asked Questions

What is your privacy policy?

You can read our full privacy policy here: http://www.snapengage.com/privacy

Does your solution perform validation of input and output to ensure that it is correct and appropriate to mitigate risks of cross-site scripting, SQL injection, buffer overflow, etc?

Yes, In developing SnapEngage we applied security best practices. We are filtering sensitive fields for XSS injection, not …


How to view chat transcripts

To view a chat transcript prior to the end of the conversation:

1. Log into your admin panel.
2. Select the Dashboard tab and choose between the Single and Multi Monitor. The Single Monitor will display the chat activity of the current widget while with the Multi Monitor you can see the activity on more widgets. In both cases …