Answer Bot / Messaging - Insert Custom Links
We want to be able to insert links into Flow Builder in a visually appealing way.
It would be great if there was either a way to format a link in the Bot Message (either with HTML or Markdown would be satisfactory as an editor would be quite complex). Or have a step option as a link where you can put the display name of the link and then the destination URL.
This would allow for some ways to direct people to third-party resources or other help centers. As a company that has 13 Help Centers and an Internal Knowledge Base, plus data repositories of working documents, and webinars happening consistently this would be a great way to incorporate some more advanced steps directing people to webinars, outside content, or even content within the community while remaining visually appealing.
Hey all, button links have been released.
You can now add button links to message steps and carousel in your answer flow so end users who click on the button can be redirected to an external link, such as a different knowledge base or another page within the current website. For more information, please visit this help centre article.
Thank you all for your feedback and patience. If you have any other feedback on this feature or the product, please continue to share it with us to help us improve our products.
Thank you for the feedback and sharing your use case. I agree having a link to third-party resources will help improve the end-user experience and this is something we are looking to support this year in H2.
Just to be clear, steps in Flowbuilder don't recognise links at all? Not even https://zendesk.com for example?
The end user would need to copy the url address and paste into a browser? They can't simply click the link?
Just testing and I can't seem to get it to work so assuming links aren't supported at all?
I have a customer wanting to build a flow where the final step is to download some firmware from a third party site. eg: "Download here" - or a simple raw clickable link would work as well eg: https://zendesk.com
The only 'workaround' (if you can call it that) is to have the next step push the customer to an article that contains the Firmware link(s).
Not sure if there is another way around this if links aren't supported.
Is there any update for this issue? When will this feature be available?
Hi Team, is there an update on this enhancement? Is there an EAP? When can we expect this to be available?
Hi James, there's no update at this time. Active betas can be found here: Current and upcoming Zendesk betas
Properly working links would make the bot way more useful.
+1, need this!
+1, looks like a 5-minutes job to me, wonder why they hesitate to implement this. Everyone will need this, for e.g. referring to complaint- / order forms etc
+1000. The current botflow configuration is so limited.
We'd need a botflow option to add a step option as a link, and also option to add a step to go back to 1st flow (main menu)
Just checking in to see if there are any updates on this. Eagerly waiting for this to be supported.
Hi team what is the status of this? Are we able to use links in answerbot?
I've been following this topic for a long time.
but didnt getting a positive response,that make me disappointed.
the go back flow and setting a link in answer are both the basic funtion.
We eagerly hope to see this update soon.
Hey folks, Shiyu from the Flow Builder Product team. Thanks for all your feedback in regards to supporting links, this is something that the teams are working on right now. We are hoping to make this available in the next few months. Thanks
Essa função é extremamente importante em um fluxo de atendimento. Temos alguma previsão de quando essa funcionalidade estará disponível?
We've just started using Zendesk recently, and are eager to insert links on bot chat messages. Your earliest updating would be much appreciated. Thanking you in advance.
Currently I am working on a flow that should allow the customer to find their answers and/or fix the issues they have themselves for a large part.
Not being able to use hyperlinks for customers to click on is making this really difficult.
I have the following options:
1. I have to paste all the info in the bot which is not an option when it is a rather long message. (which they all are)
2. The other option is that I create an article... often multiple articles needed... and there goes my single source of truth :(
3. Another options is to forward the customer to an article in the guide where we forward the customer to the website.
4. let the customer type the link...
1, 3 and 4 are really customer unfriendly! and option 2 is really bad from a company perspective.
Is this something that can be fixed? Or is there a workaround that I am overlooking?
edit: Another issue I ran into is that we have an instruction video on how to repair a torch, we can not link to the video now.
Hi, we are currently trialing Zendesk messaging and have found the lack of hyperlink capability to be a potential issue for us using the software long term. Are you able to confirm if and when this feature might be available?
Shiyu Zhu, you quoted a few months at the beginning of September for an anticipated release. Please share an updated timeline of when we can expect this to become available. Thank you!
I have checked our roadmap and have noticed that button links will tentatively be added at the end of Q4. Rich text and inline links are planned for 2023.
Let's just wait patiently for the update from our Product manager.
Any progress on this?
Pues se supone que ya tendría que estar disponible, según vuestra hoja de ruta....
That is awesome Lisa! Thanks for the update
Lisa Tam the link to the help centre article is not working
I came to this article looking for a solution to shorten help center links that our agents share during messaging conversations. Even when we respond by email, the help center links with tracking information are obscenely long. Not sure button links help with that, right?
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