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Which live chat tools do you use to talk to customers?

There are so many tools out there for real-time customer chats. Which one do you use and more importantly why?
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27 recommended
  1. 116

    Communicate personally with every single customer.

    Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)
    Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)7Head Of Operations @ Product Hunt · Written
    Intercom is a great live chat tool for talking to customers. It's easy to use and the team keep rolling out updates like intercom educate which is a more personal and interactive way of sharing a knowledge base or faq.
    Kate53Head of Social @ GitHub · Written
    We started using Intercom a few months after I first joined Product Hunt and I pretty much instantly fell in love with it! It honestly makes communicating with customers so seamlessly easy. Intercom also has an amazing support system and broad offering of other tools for customer engagement, etc. that make it an "easy sell".
    Jeroen Corthout ☕
    Jeroen Corthout ☕6Co-Founder Salesflare · Written
    Go for the real thing. You won't regret it. I wrote a post here about what makes the Intercom product so great: https://blog.salesflare.com/how-...
    • Kyle Benoit
      Kyle BenoitI generate free traffic on the internet.

      Intercom is amazing our website started generating 20% more leads through their webchat, and support features, and even our local company was able to generate real sales consultant appointments from Intercom. If you are a service based business you cannot go without Intercom!

    • Matt Pliszka
      Matt PliszkaCEO & co-founder @ pickSaaS.com

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

  2. 57

    Customer communication app for product marketers

    Kyle Hess
    Kyle Hess6Fintech Product Manager · Written
    I used Driftt for a little bit. I liked that they were focused on just this chatting (whereas Intercom has lots of products), had a low cost "entry level" plan, and had nice slack / iOS app integrations. Good experience overall... and it seems like they're coming out with more cool stuff.
    Kunal Bhatia
    Kunal Bhatia51Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    I'm a fan of Intercom, all their products, and writing. However, I'm now convinced that if you want to focus on just sales, and especially if you are just starting out, Driftt may be better for you. They help you get qualified leads, direct the chat to the right person on your team with a bot, and schedule appointments to discuss further.
    John Blackwell
    John BlackwellFounder at EveryBalance · Written
    Was recommended this in a tweet and the founder gave us a free premium account! So far the experience is great even though we haven't set it up for its full potential.
  3. 45

    A beautiful, simple live chat for websites.✨

    Yulia Burdina
    Yulia Burdina3CEO, TopTraining · Written
    I love Chaport because it's very simple yet powerful. It has beautiful chat widget that works great on mobile. Chaport is cheaper than most of the alternatives and provides a free plan for five operators which includes lots of powerful features such as group chats.
    Do My Linh
    Do My LinhMình là giáo viên Yoga thích đồ gỗ · Written
    Easy to use. Good App
    • Greg Stone
      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 Fiedler
      Beth FiedlerHappy Entrepreneur w 2 PH products 🙌

      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! 👍👍👍

  4. 23
    Carrrot (now Dashly.io)

    Turn visitors into customers with data driven conversation

    Roman Eaton
    Roman Eaton3🔥Make your customer journey better with · Edited
    Roman Eaton made this product
    It helps us to launch our product here successfully. We generated leads with their pop-up forms, then we monitored the activation of these leads into the product and made up personal conversations with them to provide maximum value.
    • When you identify your goals right inside the carrotquest you will get well-built instrument to make marketing based on your users' behavior. We used it more then a month and now reorganized the structure of goals inside.

    • The problem in many companies is information overloa, even by leadership team. Every team has newsletter, weekly update, etc. Unclear if carrot alone can solve this problem.

  5. 15

    Premium live chat and help desk software for business.

    Daria Zwierz
    Daria Zwierz10Online Community Enthusiast · Edited
    The best solution for quick and efficient customer communication. The tool offers over 130 integrations that will let you send customer details to your CRM, manage orders or accept payments without leaving the LiveChat interface.
    • Kaan Aksoy
      Kaan AksoyA person who doesn't headlines

      It is a solid product but one thing (quite silly in my opinion) makes it quite useless in our case.

      If a visitor does not provide his details the at the beginning (they call it pre-chat survey) you can not add those details (email,name) afterwards.

      You can have a 2 hours chat session with a visitor but visitor will stay as unknown since you can not add the information you gathered during the chat session. How st..id is that?

    • Matt Pliszka
      Matt PliszkaCEO & co-founder @ pickSaaS.com

      Love LiveChat for its simplicity, easy integration and customer support 👍

  6. 19
    SalesIQ by Zoho

    Convert your website visitors into happy paying customers

    AmbiHead of partner development | Growth · Written
    Ambi made this product
    Good tool for engaging with your website visitors. Recently we launched a highly customizable, integrable, and versatile bot platform too.
    Sivaprakash .B
    Sivaprakash .BFull Stack Developer · Written
    I have been using Zoho Salesiq on my website and I Love it :). The product extends several features like : * Identify new vs returning visitors. * Personalized chat. * Interactive email campaigns. * Screen sharing * Geolocate your visitors.. * Track visitor's footprints. * Automatic chat translation. * Start chats based on visitor activities. These are just a few and the product gives much more features which helps users to track and make leads at ease. More details can be found at https://www.zoho.com/salesiq/
    • Matt Pliszka
      Matt PliszkaCEO & co-founder @ pickSaaS.com

      I like Sales IQ for the ability to track the leads and the probability of closing, a live chat which might turn out to be quite useful for B2B businesses aiming to close more deals through their website.

    • I have been using Zoho SalesIQ since the introduction of the bundle Zoho CRM Plus. It is very easy to implement and to use. It is lead scoring feature helps identify the visitors and prioritize them.

      It s great tool

  7. Angik Sarkar
    Angik SarkarFounder, Waylo · Written
    The most underrated live chat software or there. Very powerful API too. Wish they added an option for carousels
    MatthijsOnline handyman 🐐 · Written
    Crisp is awesome, their combination of features makes it in my opinion one of the most powerful customer messenger tools. Not too intrusive too. See for yourself!
  8. Agnieszka
    Agnieszka5LiveChat | social media | Sofar Sounds · Written
    Easy to use, cheap and gives you the possibility to build some extra features that you need.
  9. 8

    A human + bot hybrid customer support platform

    Parth Shrivastava
    Parth ShrivastavaAll Things B2B Marketing · Written
    Perfect live chat, custom bot integration to handle mundane queries and tonnes of features to power live chat customer support.
  10. We've used several chat applications, and have always had to use other applications in conjunction to really engage users. Co-browsing has been great on Acquire.io and has allowed us to see and interact with the customers web screen.”
    We are using Acquire Live Chat software. Its good to be user friendly and full support facilities. Acquire features like Chat, Video call, Audio call and co-browse ect. Visit website : https://acquire.io/
    Nilay Dani
    Nilay DaniAndroid Expert!! · Written
    Perfect solution for co-browse
  11. 5

    Catch 'em all. Keep 'em all.

    Arun Sathiya
    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    Great product + generous free tier. Disclosure: I work with the team on launch and marketing.
    • Bernardo Campos
      Bernardo CamposProduct Owner at Parafuzo.com

      The analytics section of this product is a joke compared to LiveChat. We use both (for different use cases) and are really unsatisfied with Freshchat. It's really hard to have a good grasp of your operation with such scant reporting capabilities. LiveChat offers much more customization and flexibility. I'd definitely recommend you use that.

      It's also been unreliable of late, where several of our users are unable to use the chat. We've reported the problem and it took them about 5 days to detect it as a bug, and they've returned us an estimated 15 days for the bug to be fixed. This is way too long.

      The only reason we haven't switched over completely is because to integrate LiveChat into our android app, we'd lose native support for push notifications and would have to implement it ourselves. We've researched chat apps quite a bit and definitely recommend LiveChat. We've looked at Intercom too and it looks very promising but would only make sense for us if we switched our e-mail support system (Zendesk) to Intercom as well.

    • Arun Sathiya
      Arun SathiyaHappiness Engineer, Automattic

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

  12. Vineet Gupta
    Vineet GuptaInternet Technologies Evangelist · Written
    We are using ProProfs Chat to communicate with our customers. Since we are a startup, we needed a tool that can help our business do beyond attending routine customer questions. With ProProfs Chat, we are currently sending proactive chat invitations to engage website visitors and our cart abandonment rates have reduced by 17.5 percent from last month to be precise. We are also using this live chat platform to display our best offers as well as to pitch premium products to our customers. The level of customization is fabulous and the mobile app is equally fantastic too. So far so good! No qualms whatsoever!
    Jason Grills made this product
    ProProfs Chat is an easy to use tool that has helped my business get in touch with website visitors in real-time hassle-free. Besides the ease, the tool is loaded with too many integration options like ticketing software, knowledge repository and CRM platforms for gathering leads. I mean, what else could I ask for. Abundant in features, this live support tool is what I’d recommend people when they search for one that helps their business talk to visitors instantly.
  13. Charles CH Mandel
    Charles CH MandelFounder @ Parisian Design · Written
    - ease of use - has a wordpress plugin - free tier has all the relevant features
  14. João Vicente Farias Santos
    João Vicente Farias SantosI help companies grow in the web · Written
    great tool and affordable price
    Javier Franco
    Javier FrancoCTO and Inbound Marketeer in Ases Media · Written
    I like this platform because is simple and free. ;)
  15. Armin Nikdel
    Armin Nikdelfounder, developer · Written
    It merge web analytics with live chat tool, allowing a better experience for agents to help visitors.
  16. 2
    Zendesk 3.0

    Software for better customer relationships

    Jack Dweck
    Jack Dweck20Product Manager at Unroll.Me · Written
    Zendesk has a new live chat feature that works pretty well.
    Vo Van Dang
    Vo Van DangYêu đồ gỗ, thích đi chơi xa với bạn · Written
    Zendesk is awesome
  17. 2

    Live chat, lets you talk to visitors on your website

    dimitar inchev
    dimitar inchevTeam Coworkies & StartupBerlin.co · Written
    In few websites I use Zopim as it also give real-time analytics on who is on the website. And it has a Free version you can try out or use on smaller projects.
    • Matt Pliszka
      Matt PliszkaCEO & co-founder @ pickSaaS.com

      One of those user-friendly, simple live chat apps, especially useful for one-person teams looking for a freemium live chat solution. An auto translation feature might turn out really useful for those running their business in multiple regions.

  18. Simple and easy live chat tool to talk to your customers, affordable pricing. You can even download the chat history for any future reference.
  19. Sergey Stukov
    Sergey StukovCo-Founder, UserEcho · Written
    Sergey Stukov made this product
    GetInChat has a have very responsive and committed support team and we able to implement new features fast.