The Chat Fallback EmailLast Updated: March 14, 2019
Sometimes, people leave in the middle of a conversation you're having with them in Drift. They've got to run to a meeting, they get distracted, or they lose connectivity. Don't worry! If you've captured their email address, your unread messages can still reach them by email so that they can continue the conversation when it's convenient for them!
How to set it up
You can turn this setting on by going to Settings > App Settings > Drift Widget > Advanced or click here! Simply switch the toggle to enable the feature!
How Fallback Emails Work on Your Plan
If you are on the Pro Plan and up:
- Unread messages will send via email after 1 minute if the end user is offline and has unread messages
- Unread messages will send via email in 15 minutes if the end user is online and has unread messages
If you are on the Free Plan:
- Unread messages will send via email after 15 minutes.
What The Fallback Email Looks Like
Within the conversation view, we’ll give you a heads up that the conversation was sent via email.
What Fallback Emails Look Like on the Customer's End
Fallback emails appear like a typical email thread, so you can intuitively continue the conversation by replying to the email. We also include hyperlinks to take you back to the page you were chatting on!
If you have any questions, chat in and let us know!
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