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Facebook Chat for Websites

Talk to your customers using Facebook Messenger

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Saijo George@saijogeorge · Digital Marketer
Thanks for hunting us Ria 😁 Demo here: http://saijogeorge.com/projects.... (that is one of the offline option, you can also choose to show nothing during offline hours) Hi folks, replies will be a tad delayed since am on my way back home in an over crowded Melbourne train.
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Rotem Yakir@rotemthegolfer · Guggy CEO - Fun-up Your Message
Saijo George
Maker
@saijogeorge · Digital Marketer
@rotemthegolfer thanks :D
Yulian Ustiyanovych@yulian_ustiyanovych
looks like another version of https://www.modernapp.co/ ?
Saijo George
Maker
@saijogeorge · Digital Marketer
@yulian_ustiyanovych looks like they do a lot more and have paid options too. We just offer a way for site owners to use Facebook Messenger as a chat widget on websites and it's totally Free.
Yulian Ustiyanovych@yulian_ustiyanovych
@saijo_george so, you mean u will not charge at all? What is your business model than?
Saijo George
Maker
@saijogeorge · Digital Marketer
@yulian_ustiyanovych this was just a fun project for us. All it does is provided a wrapper for FB messenger, we have no plans to charge people to use that. A couple of line of code and anyone can do it, we just provided an easy way to generate the code. That is all.
Trell West@trellwest · Creative
@saijo_george I use wordpress so there's not naturally a HTML file but instead various .php files, where do you suggest I place the widget code to test it out? Thanks!
Saijo George
Maker
@saijogeorge · Digital Marketer
@trellwest just add the code to a new widget and it should work fine
Jim Canto@jimcanto · Freedom hunter. Citizen dev. Solopreneur
@saijo_george @yulian_ustiyanovych I think these type of goodwill offerings are good business... smart business.
Saijo George
Maker
@saijogeorge · Digital Marketer
@jimcanto @yulian_ustiyanovych thanks Jim, I belive in that too :)
Jim Canto@jimcanto · Freedom hunter. Citizen dev. Solopreneur
@saijo_george My immediate confusion comes from not knowing (or being able to anticipate) how to control the noise and time demands which may arise from deploying this. @yulian_ustiyanovych
Nathan Gathright@nathang · UI/UX Designer, Moroch Partners
Funnily enough, a few weeks ago I spent some time exploring different ways to do this. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like there's a way to hold an actual conversation in a chat box on the actual page of the site. This service gets around that by opening a popup. If you'd prefer to make a different trade-off, then you can get an on-page chat box where the site visitor can only send 1 message. Here's the demo I made: http://projects.nathangathright....
Saijo George
Maker
@saijogeorge · Digital Marketer
@nathang that is awesome.
Ria Blagburn
Hunter
@riaface · Founder, GrowBeyond
I really like this tool from @saijo_george - it lets you add a Facebook Messenger chat widget to your site so you can talk to your customers on a platform they probably already use.
Derek Bytheway@derekbtw · Web Developer
I made this a long time ago at http://struck.io/messenger
Mani Karthik@manikarthik · Just a curious guy.
@derekbtw You mentioned lightweight on the site. Can you explain a step or two deeper?
Derek Bytheway@derekbtw · Web Developer
@manikarthik Of course! It all works by just including a 1.38 KB (minified) JS file and a 2.5 KB CSS file to your website. It comes with an icon template (PSD) where you can customize it with your own logo (iOS or Android version.) That's what I mean by 'lightweight.' Your browser only downloads a very small amount of data.
Mani Karthik@manikarthik · Just a curious guy.
@derekbtw Sweet! Thanks Derek.
Derek Bytheway@derekbtw · Web Developer
@manikarthik you're welcome!
Saijo George
Maker
@saijogeorge · Digital Marketer
@derekbtw thanks Derek, will check it out soon.