This article describes how you can add Facebook Messenger channels. Facebook Messenger is a popular American messaging app that enables you to send private messages through Facebook.
Facebook Messenger is used for private messaging with your customers, and Facebook is used for public messaging with your customers. To set up Facebook, see Setting up your public Facebook channel.
You must be an administrator to add Facebook Messenger channels.
This article includes these sections:
Adding a Facebook Messenger channel
You must be an admin to add Facebook Messenger.
The following video gives you an overview of how to add a Facebook Messenger channel:
Automating a Facebook Messenger channel [1:40]
To add a Facebook Messenger channel
- In Admin CenterAdmin Center, click Channels in the sidebar, then select Messaging and social > Messaging.
- Click Add channel and select Facebook Messenger.
- From the Add Facebook Messenger screen, click Continue with Facebook.
- When prompted, log in to your Facebook account as a user with Admin permissions for all accounts being added, then follow the on-screen instructions to authorize Zendesk to use your Facebook account.
- Select all the Facebook pages you want to manage in Zendesk, and ensure page permissions are toggled to Yes.
- On the Add Facebook Messenger screen, choose a Facebook page from the list and then click Next.
- Click Add channel.
When the channel connects successfully, a Channel added message appears.
- Enter a Channel name.
- If your account has multiple brands, select a Brand to associate with the channel.
- Click Save settings.
After you add Facebook Messenger channels, you may need to complete these additional tasks:
- Set roles for agents who will participate in social messaging conversations. See Give agents access to messaging.
Adjust your Facebook Messenger business rules and views, as needed. See Setting triggers, automations, and views for social messaging.
When using Facebook Messenger, you need condition statements that read Channel + Is + Facebook Messenger and Brand + is + [selected brand].
Do not use Facebook Private Message in your condition statements.
- Set up auto-responders for your Facebook channels. See Sending automatic responses to social messages.
Add your Facebook accounts, if you want to send and receive public messages from Facebook pages. See Setting up your Facebook channel. When you do, make sure that the setting to capture incoming direct messages as tickets remains disabled.
This section describes some limitations about using Facebook Messenger in Zendesk.
- There's a 2000 character limit for messages sent through Facebook Messenger. Messages longer than that will not be delivered.
Facebook Messenger allows a business only seven days to respond to the end user before the messaging window closes. To prevent messages from being sent but not delivered, the composer will be blocked once the messaging window is closed. The only way to re-open is if the end user sends a new message.
No other data shared with Meta/Facebook
For clarity, aside from the conversations occurring directly through your Facebook Messenger account within Zendesk, no other data from your Zendesk account, such as ticket data, is shared with Meta in connection with use of the Facebook Messenger integration. Only conversations occurring directly through your Facebook Messenger account will be accessible by Meta.