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Product Update - November 2022

December 13, 2022

Hardik Makadia

CEO, WotNot

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It’s time for the product updates for the month of November. This month’s updates consist of some major as well as some minor improvements. So, without any further ado, let’s have a look at what these updates are.

To get a video walkthrough of this month’s product updates, watch this video.

Calendar Setup Location

In this update, we have changed the location of the calendar setup from the bot builder to the “User” tab.

Earlier, sales representatives had to go to the bot builder and add their respective calendars to the calendar action block. This process was quite difficult for sales people as they were not used to dealing with such a highly technical process.

Now, with the new update, any user, irrespective of their role, can connect their Google Calendar account. All they have to do is, go to Settings → User → Calendar, and fill in all the required details like:

  • Calendar

  • Time Zone

  • Availability

With this, chatbot teams could use their team’s calendars and book meetings at various stages of the flow.

Google Calendar Improvements

With this update, we have moved from a user-based approach to an event-based approach in appointment booking. In the user-based approach, clients were able to add only an individual's calendar. This made the entire appointment booking dependent on a single person. This meant if that person was on leave, the entire booking slot wouldn’t be available for booking.

To avoid such scenarios, we adopted the event-based approach, where you have to select an event, let's say, demo booking. For this event, you can select multiple people responsible for it. Thus, even if one person is unavailable, the availability of others in the team can ensure that the slot is available for booking.

Secondly, we introduced new configurations for meetings that ensure that agents get enough time to prepare for and in between meetings. These configurations are:

Buffer Time

Adding a buffer time can ensure a minimum gap between two consecutive meetings, giving you enough time to prepare for the next meeting.

Notice Time

This feature prevents users from booking a slot instantly. With this, users can book a slot only after the notice time duration.

Assignee Name on the Popup Message

This is a pretty straightforward update where the assignee's name would appear on the pop-up message.

This would help visitors know who is sending them the message. This is helpful, especially when there is a live chat handover to a human agent from the bot.

Mobile App Details

Now, users can download our mobile app to do live chat on the go. For this, we’ve added quick links on the bottom left corner of the live chat page. On clicking this link, a popup will appear showing QR codes for Android and iOS. Scanning these QR codes will take the user to Play Store and App Store, where they can download the mobile app.

That was all for this month’s product updates. Keep reading this space as we are coming up with some big updates and improvements in December.


Hardik Makadia

CEO, WotNot

His leadership, pioneering vision, and relentless drive to innovate and disrupt has made WotNot a major player in the industry.