Do you use social media to get customer support?

Abadesi
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Curious to see how many of us use social media to get results from brands we invest in.
All the time.
Hardly ever.
Only in extreme circumstances.

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Product Strategy
Yes, but not always publicly. If I can slide into the DMs to avoid an embarrassing call out, will do.
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UI/UX Designer and many other things
It's odd but they return much faster when I contact with them on social media.
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Founder & CEO, Hustle Crew
@yigitpinarbasi I notice that pattern, too though I dislike the idea of airing folks in public.
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UI/UX Designer and many other things
@abadesi Mostly sending a DM for safety.
Chef
It depends, I will do if a support team simply wont respond within 48 hours and it has something to do with my money, then yes I will. Eg; a certain hosting company had an issue where a number of accounts got hacked and someone upped by bill by $250 and it came out, the support team did not want to hear about it, so went to social media got my money back the next day
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Security Researcher
@aaronoleary Support teams interaction on social media is definitely faster. For example, I've been following up through email on an issue for almost a month with absolutely no response and a single message in social media, gave the right direction and it ended with a positive closure :)
Chef
@devaonbreaches Yeah definitely agree! It's a way of keeping companies accountable on support issues I feel
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Community/Social @ Product Hunt
Whenever I'm looking for customer support, I always head to twitter first to see whether they've got open DMs or a @Spotifycares esque Twitter page for their support. Generally I prefer it because it's a platform I'm familiar with which I can refer back to, and that I can repeatedly access depending on how a support issue changes. On a companies own site, asking for updates on an issue or similar is often more challenging than on Twitter DMs imo.
Software Developer
I have simply because I've had incredible responses through Twitter DMs. It always shocked me but once I tried it I learned it is often a valuable resource. Also, I got some free food when complaining about a troublesome food app once. 😂
Growth Product Manager
Twitter all the way with print screens and direct mentions!
Each SNS has its own user base. Instagram is usually used by women in their 20s n 30s. so... It's gonna be inappropriate to collect opinions from elder people. it depends
Beginning a new startup from Vietnam.
Depends on different companies I think. I have seen some support teams responding via Facebook messenger pretty fast. Still I would prefer asking for support via website's livechat. At the very least they always know my email address & send me email. With Facebook though, it's difficult to keep track of all asking customers.
Mi
Yes, I always use social networks to support customers.
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Product & UX geek 🤵 Skill Monkey 🐱‍👤
Pizza Hut has offered me free replacement orders thrice now so yeah. 🤣
Customer Support Expert! ProProfs
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