How to create an auto reply for Facebook

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  • Dennis Killmer
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    Thanks, Andreas! This worked perfectly for us.

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  • Andreas Schuster
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    Hi Dennis,

    thanks for getting back to me, I am happy that you could achieve what you wanted. In case you've implemented some additional features, feel free to share with us here to make this article even better! :)

    Best,
    Andreas

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  • Jennifer Rowe
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    Thanks for sharing your tip, Andreas.

    And you already have one happy customer. Nice work. :)

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  • Mike Cartwright
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    Many thanks for taking the time to share what you know, Andreas! We haven't set up auto-response for Facebook yet. Seeing what you've done here, I'd like to have this implemented ASAP.

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  • Andreas Schuster
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    Hi Mike,

    thanks for your thoughts about my implementation.
    I would love to your feedback as soon you've implemented it.

    Best,
    Andreas

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  • Sachin Sabu
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    Hello Andreas, 

    This looks good but I think Zendesk has changed UI and the screenshot seems to old which doesn't apply anymore.

    Can you help me apply it to my account or do a video around the same? Will be really helpful.

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  • Nicole - Community Manager
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    Hey Sachin - 

    Welcome to the Zendesk Community! Hopefully Andreas will weigh in soon. :) 

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  • Roman Kisil
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    If you are looking for an Auto Responder for your Personal Facebook Messages, I have developed an open-source app just for that. Visit https://faceply.io to download it. Or check out the source code on https://github.com/romankisil/Faceply.io

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  • Vladan Jovic
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    Thanks Andreas, this really saved me! :)

     

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  • Claudia Pelagatti
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    Hey Guys,

    Just dropping this here :), I created an article which shows you how to enable auto replies within the settings of your Page on Facebook for those not aware of this possible option:

    https://support.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000992688

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  • Andreas Schuster
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    Hi all,

    I changed my employer last autumn, that's why I don't have access anymore to the account I created this article with.

     

    @Sachin

    In case this is still relevant, please post your questions here.

     

    @Yanick

    I'm not aware of any delays, as soon the ticket is fetched and replied in your Zendesk, it should also update on Facebook. Is it still persistent?

     

    @Vladan

    Always nice to hear that my solution could help a community moderator :)

     

    @Claudia

    Your solution of course also works, but there are several reasons why I think my solution could be the preferred one especially when using Zendesk.

    - An auto-reply set up in Facebook is considered as public comment in Zendesk, this can mess with your triggers.
    - My implementation can get you the responsive badge very quickly, while the official Facebook responder does not count towards that metric.
    - You can populate the content based on information in Zendesk e.g. Out of office hours, holidays.

     

    Hope I did not miss anything, I'm very happy to see that this solution is still in use and helpful to other people.

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  • Claudia Pelagatti
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    Hey @Andreas,

    Totally get your point :) there are some customers who do not have complicated workflows, so they don't take those points into account. I just posted my solution for those who are looking for a simple auto reply and they are not aware of that option existing on Facebook.

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  • Kelsa Henry
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    Hey @Andreas,

    Like Sachin, I would like an updated version to the post since the UI has changed so much.  Not seeing the option to add a public reply under Actions and would love to implement this for our business.

    Any assistance would be great!

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  • Gina Cardozo
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    Hi @Andreas, 

    I am having the same problem as Kelsa. After adding the URL target, I am not seeing the option to add a public reply. Can you help us please?

    Thanks!!

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  • Dion Van de Kamp
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    Thanks @Andreas! I'm trying to create the extension, but I think something is wrong with the URL. I'm getting the attached error. Any ideas?

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  • Brett - Community Manager
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    Hey Dion,

    It may help to provide a screenshot of the target you've set up on your end so users can take a look. I'm rather limited on what I can assist with on my end but some additional information may help other users :)

    Cheers!

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  • Sodikin
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    Hi Andreas Schuster,

    Thanks your article save my day :)

     

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