So, although we will have a live-chat option in Quriobot one day... Until that moment: How about the best of both worlds!

Meaning that you use Quriobot to start your Help Scout Beacon if a user wants to talk to a live person and switch back once that conversation is over! 

Pretty cool, right? So here is the demo of Quriobot using Help Scout Beacon as a fallback for the live chat:

Step 0: In this explanation I already assume you to have a Quriobot running on your website.

Step 1: Include the Beacon installation code in your website, but without the part in red, you will need it later:


Step 2:  We will make use of the Script Chat Text, Help Scout Beacon Javascript API and Variables to pre-fill and open the beacon:

function() {
    }, 1000)
    Beacon('init', 'cdc07414-cd46-4a27-84dc-443a1d99fb4b');
    Beacon("identify", {
      name: "{{name}}",
      email: "{{email}}"
    Beacon("on", "close", function () {
      quriobot.show_frame()} );
    Beacon("navigate", "/ask/chat/message");

Note: we're using {{name}} and {{email}} Bot variables to indentify the user. Also see the Beacon('init', 'cdc07414-cd46-4a27-84dc-443a1d99fb4b'); This is the part we did not use in the Step 1.

That's it! If you add this as a Response to an answer option for example, you will start the Help Scout Beacon chat and hide Quriobot. Closing Beacon will make Quriobot reappear!


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