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What are the best chat based messaging apps used for customer service?

Looking for possibilities to use chat messaging apps to interact with our customers ! Ideally, the app can be integrated into ZenDesk!
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17 recommended
  1. 19

    Communicate personally with every single customer.

    MozammilVice President, Research & Development · Written
    Intercom.io is my choice and it looks like there is also a Zendesk integration available: https://www.zendesk.com/apps/int...
    Basil AbbasFounder and CTO, https://clockit.io · Written
    I would highly recommend Intercom. They are a little pricy though!
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    I also go for Intercom. The new package with Engage + Acquire products is a great combo.
    • We use Intercom as our primary communication tool with our SaaS users from Day 1 and have scaled with them since.

    • Matt Pliszkadiscovering SaaS apps at pickSaaS.com

      A great application to automate engagement with your visitors, focusing on personal approach towards your customers

  2. 10

    A beautiful, simple live chat for websites.✨

    Alex Shvalev8CEO & Co-founder, Chaport Live Chat · Written
    Alex Shvalev made this product
    Premium quality. Cheaper than most competitors. Free forever plan for 5 agents with unlimited chat history. Beautiful apps for Mac & Windows. Integration with Zendesk using Zapier.
    Your customer service will thrive with this product. Easily embeddable into any website, affordable price, streamlined workflow for teams.
    Good product I use and recommend!
    • Greg StoneOwner & Designer at ChampKid Design

      Easy setup and installation. Using it for our ecommerce store Pacific Outbound Clothing Co. We've been bouncing around multiple chat apps and each one has their own little quirks that we didn't like on mobile. But this one has proven to stand above them all. Looks great on the website and just worked. The backend dashboard could use a little color -it's all just very white- but that's just me. I think this product is going places.

    • Beth FiedlerHappy Entrepreneur w a PH product 🙌

      Thanks very much for sharing this simple yet effective tool with the PH community. Will recommend Chaport to those who are looking for this. Congrats and Thank You! 👍👍👍

  3. 9
    Smallchat Beta

    Slack integration for chatting with visitors to your website

    Timothy BuckProduct Manager · Edited
    For individuals and small businesses, I think Smallchat is best. It's got a super generous free tier and the paid tier is cheaper than the competition by a significant amount. I use it on my site (timothybuck.me). Full Disclosure: I was involved with the launch and marketing of Smallchat.
  4. 8
    Drift 2.0

    A scalable way to talk to your customers

    Hemanth GCEO, Wipadika Innovations · Written
    Powerful features, Awesome Automation. Love the Scheduling Bot.
    • Dan LondonVP of REV MKTG, Bandwidth

      Great tool that has helped us increase our leads by 3x and reduce support requests handled by the sales team.

    • Matt Pliszkadiscovering SaaS apps at pickSaaS.com

      Drift is a great complex platform to support your sales, especially interesting for more demanding customers.

  5. Miriam SchwabFounder & CEO, Strattic · Written
    Users can chat on our site and we respond through Slack. Very useful.
  6. 3

    Live chat and live support for your product

    Josh KennedyPushing pixels · Written
    We tried Intercom and some others, but we really like Crisp's user-focused angle.
  7. Agnieszka4LiveChat | social media | Sofar Sounds · Written
    You can install it on your website, give your visitors the possibility to start a chat with you and initiate conversations with them. It also has a Zendesk integration.
  8. 2

    Catch 'em all. Keep 'em all.

    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    Freshchat is what you're looking for. Incredible list of features and literally free pricing for upto 10 active agents! Check it out! Disclosure: I work with the team on launch and marketing.
    • Arun SathiyaHappiness Engineer, Automattic

      This is Freshworks Inc.'s latest offering. Here's Freshchat, a modern live-chat experience for businesses of any kind.

      Comments (2)
    • Learn UXUX Practitioner & College Professor

      Nice design. Nice support staff. might be good to have easy to find case studies to give the rich feature set more context.

  9. 1

    Affordable marketing automation with 5 minute setup

    Ayush Mittal27bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    Nothing beats Intercom except them being pricey as mentioned by Basil (@clockitio) so I chose UserEngage and it is working pretty well for me. Its integration with Zapier will allow you to connect and send data to Zendesk.
    • Matt Pliszkadiscovering SaaS apps at pickSaaS.com

      A really great extensive automation software focused on providing you with multiple functionality automating your daily connections with customers using different channels.

  10. 1

    Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.

    We use private slack channels for our customers. You can create a private channel that is just the customer team and your team. It has been a great way to drive customer engagement, handle support issues (bonus: support issues are a great way for the entire client team to see that a) you are attentive and b) you often only have to answer it once ).
    • João Oliveira SimõesDesign Lead, 44 Studio

      As a remote designer, this is a must have. I'm always contactable and available. Super easy way to also have quick calls and communicate with other team members on different teams.

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    • Amrith ShanbhagCommunity at Product Hunt & Feathrd

      I'm a part of a ton of Slack communities but I'm active in only a handful.

      Slack works to its fullest only when it is implemented in a team and everyone's supposed to use it for communication. Slack could/should improve on making the communities on it better by adding relevant features.

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  11. Brendhain ReidSaaS Operations | Customer Success · Written
    This is a truly FREE option for live chat. They don't have a full integration with ZenDesk... but you can specify the forwarding email for your CRM or ticketing system. In doing so, your chat transcripts and offline messages from tawk.to will be forwarded into ticketing system at ZenDesk.
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    I have been using since many years. Really useful and easy to understand. Its functionality has made it more useful.
  12. 1
    Facebook Chat for Websites

    Talk to your customers using Facebook Messenger

    Saijo GeorgeDigital Marketer · Written
    Saijo George made this product
    If your customers are on Facebook Messenger, you this to create a chat widget for your site.
  13. Brad Landthorn made this product
    We'd love if you include Agent.ai in your chat consideration (web or in-app). Free to send up to 5,000 messages/month. Our Artificial Intelligence learns to suggest answers for use by service agents, enabling a fast, "review, click and send" response process for chats. With training, queues can be set to Auto-Pilot, answering customer FAQs 24/7. Zendesk integration supported.
  14. 1

    Handle customer support via messaging apps, social & webchat

    Danny SherrardVP of Growth & Digital Marketing · Written
    I've heard great things. They just launched. I've used the trial version and it's pretty good tbh
  15. 2

    A Chat Widget Powered by Facebook Messenger

    Jovis Joseph Aloor made this product
    Awesome pricing. Powered By Facebook. Can continue to chat even if the visitor leaves the website.
    i prefer messengerify chat widget,it is very helpful.we don't need to install any other application.it is integrated with facebook messenger. https://messengerify.me/
  16. 1
    Recime v2

    Create smart chatbots. Zero code required.

    Mehfuz Hossain made this product
    You can quickly and easily build an AI-powered customer service custom chatbot for your website or facebook messenger with various integrations with your existing enterprise solutions (e.g. CRM, CMS, etc.).
    • Michael DunworthProduct @ Wyre

      We built our product on Recime, top to bottom. Recime team was ridiculously helpful, and the bot was popular enough to get into Forbes!


      Woot! Appreciate all the help Recime team. Love the new updates, keep crushing!

    • Alexander GamanyukChatBottle, Founder

      Recime gives an opportunity to have control over a lot things when building a bot.

  17. Vineet GuptaInternet Technologies Evangelist · Written
    Although there are a million options out there, it’s difficult to find an option that fits your business needs. Since our food delivery business required an option similar to Facebook Messenger and other chat apps, we ran a quick google search and post running a beta test with delivery boys, finalized ProProfs Chat. It’s not that we are against native chat options, but the ease of use and simplicity that ProProfs Chat app for Android and iOS offers is unmatchable. So, it’s our go-to option as our food business thrives on “On-the-go” customer requests. The offline messages features are something that removed any hint of a doubt for us. Their team offered a demo to understand the various options in the app and after a free trial of 15-days, we went for their paid plan without hesitation.