Facebook Chat for Websites

Talk to your customers using Facebook Messenger

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#1 Product of the DayAugust 01, 2016

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Rotem Yakir@rotemthegolfer · Guggy CEO - Make your friends laugh
Saijo GeorgeMaker@saijogeorge · Digital Marketer
@rotemthegolfer thanks :D
Yulian Ustiyanovych@yulian_ustiyanovych
looks like another version of https://www.modernapp.co/ ?
Saijo GeorgeMaker@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 GeorgeMaker@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 GeorgeMaker@saijogeorge · Digital Marketer
@trellwest just add the code to a new widget and it should work fine
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: https://nathangathright.github.i...
Saijo GeorgeMaker@saijogeorge · Digital Marketer
@nathang that is awesome.
Gijo Varghese@gijo_varghese
@nathang the demo isn't opening. Can you pls check it?
Nathan Gathright@nathang · UI/UX Designer, Moroch Partners
Gijo Varghese@gijo_varghese
@nathang Looks good. Something that I've built: https://messengerify.me
Nathan Gathright@nathang · UI/UX Designer, Moroch Partners
@gijo_varghese Yeah, I noticed your version too. Nice trick with covering up the top of the FB Page plugin. I'd recommend adjusting your layout on mobile. Mine works similar to Intercom on mobile.
Ria BlagburnHunter@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 · Front-End Software Engineer
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 · Front-End Software Engineer
@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 · Front-End Software Engineer
@manikarthik you're welcome!
Saijo GeorgeMaker@saijogeorge · Digital Marketer
@derekbtw thanks Derek, will check it out soon.