Web Widget code changes from Chat to Messaging

6 Comentários

  • Amie Brennan

    Hey Tristan, 

    There's no way to customize the new messaging widget with CSS like you could with the Class version you're currently using. If you upgrade to the new version, your custom CSS from the classic widget will no longer work with the new one. 

    If you have a sandbox available, I would recommend you to to do some testing of this inside your sandbox before moving to the new messaging widget in your production account. 

    The only types of customisation you can do for the new messaging widget are those available within the Zendesk admin centre UI. There are no CSS styling options anymore. You can only customise the authentication or some core functions of the widget using the API on the new widget. See here: https://developer.zendesk.com/api-reference/widget-messaging/web/authentication/

    Hope this helps. :)

  • Tristan J

    Hi Amie Brennan!

    Thanks for your answer, although I'm a little confused - in our Help Centre template, we've got the ability to add in custom CSS or JavaScript and I don't believe this part in particular changes at all with Messaging enabled. Is there another reason we won't be able to target the widget following a switch to Messaging?


  • Amie Brennan


    Yep am aware you have the ability for CSS or JS inside your HC template, the same as an external website, however, any existing custom code you have in there that is styling the classic web widget... will not work with the new messaging widget. 

    What I mean is... if you're using any of the classic web widget CSS/JS styling options from here: https://developer.zendesk.com/api-reference/widget/introduction/ - they will not work on the new messaging widget once you switch over to it. 

    Zendesk is not allowing customers to custom style the new messaging widget using CSS/JS - yet.

    Does that make better sense? :) 

  • Tristan J

    Thanks Amie, that makes more sense :)

  • Amie Brennan

    Most welcome. Happy to help any time. :)

    Hopefully in the future Zendesk will start to allow us to further customize the new widget how we'd like too. One step at a time I guess. Fingers crossed!

  • Brett Bowser
    Zendesk Community Manager
    Thanks for sharing your solution Amie! 

Por favor, entrar para comentar.

Powered by Zendesk