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Integrate Slack with Freshdesk Messaging
Integrate Slack with Freshdesk Messaging and get a two way app to chat with and support your customers. You can respond to customers and convert visitors directly from Slack, the app you already have open all day. You can even route conversations to a specific channel.
You can do the following:
Get notified in slack when a customer or a visitor starts a conversation or replies to a conversation.
Reply to customers and visitors, add teammates to a conversation.
How to integrate Slack and Freshdesk Messaging
You need to be an Account Owner or Admin in both Slack and Freshdesk Messaging to set up this integration.
In Freshdesk Messaging, go to Admin > Integrations > Slack
Click Connect and you’ll be taken to the slack login page.
If you’re already logged in, you just have to authorize the integration.
A channel called freshchat-messages is created automatically in your slack account to receive messages and you are automatically added to the channel. Alternatively, if you want incoming messages to be sent to a different channel, you can select it from the drop-down.
Note:You can add other team members the channel directly on Slack.
Set up a custom command to reply to chats from Slack
You have to set up a custom command to reply to Freshdesk Messaging conversations from Slack. Click here.
Add the command you’d like to use to reply to messages. We recommend something simple and easy to remember like ‘/reply’.
Add URL and Token
Scroll down and under Integration Settings in your Slack account you need to add an URL. This is the Slack Command URL in your Freshdesk Messaging Slack Integrations page.
Next, copy the Token from your Slack account and paste it in the ‘Slack Command Token’ text box in your Freshdesk Messaging Slack integration page.
Add a hint to your slash command
You can add an autocomplete help text to your Slash command to give a usage hint to your teammates. Scroll down and select the ‘Show this command…’ text box, add the description and usage hint. Make sure you add the same command that you chose in your first step.
Click Save and you're done!