Conversations: Add channels (Facebook Messenger, iMessages, SMS etc)

UPDATE: Now that HubSpot Conversations is released, adding missing messanging channels like SMS, FB Messenger and iMessages to truly make this a universal inbox experience.

 

In last year's product spotlight session right at 37:42 the slide shows "Anywhere" and has 6 icons, including the FB logo, Twitter, SMS, Slack and Apple logo. The only icon of the 6 implemented so far is the Gmail.

 

So hopefully the additional channels will be added soon to make it truly a competitive alternative to Frontapp which integrates all those channels and then some. Would be really great to be able to consolidate all the messanging in HubSpot. Conversations is a good step, but additional channels need to be added quickly now. Plus API functionality would be welcome - if it were available we could codd up something in-house.

 

Original post:

 

It would be super cool if you added Facebook Messenger and iMessages integration. In a few days, Apple will roll out https://developer.apple.com/business-chat/ , they have a few integration partners such as Salesforce and Liveperson, both available at launch date.

 

iMessages even supports a time picker, ideal for the existing calendar booking feature.

 

Happy to talk to the product team if you want to learn more. Thanks!

HubSpot updates
Conversations: Add channels (Facebook Messenger, iMessages, SMS etc)HubSpot Moderator
12-14-2017

@martechstra - how would you imagine this working? What sorts of activities are you and your company doing on Messenger that you would like to see in HubSpot? 

Conversations: Add channels (Facebook Messenger, iMessages, SMS etc)HubSpot Moderator
02-02-2018

Hi @MattNielson@ericamwalters - I'm a Product Manager here at HubSpot.

 

Could you send me an email with your HUBIDs and a little bit more detail about how you currently use, or plan to use Messenger? My email is - Dylan@HubSpot.com. 

Conversations: Add channels (Facebook Messenger, iMessages, SMS etc)HubSpot Moderator
10-01-2017

Hi @nq - what is your email? I would love to chat with you about this a bit further if that is something you would be interested in.

 

Thank you in advance! 

Conversations: Add channels (Facebook Messenger, iMessages, SMS etc)HubSpot Product Team
changed to: Delivered
09-04-2018

Hey all! Our ideas forum works best when each idea is submitted as a separate post. I've gone ahead and created new posts for each of the channels I see mentioned here that people would like to have available to Conversations. Please upvote them accordingly, add your use cases, and create new ideas for any I've missed!

19 Replies
jmartinez
New Contributor

Following to see what unfolds here. Currently exploring if any intergartion between messenger and hubspot exists. We primarily need to automate routing messages. 

martechstra
Occasional Contributor

I wrote a blog post about how I use Bitrix24 and shared a link in it to the upcoming Sales Communicator. I hope it has similar capabilities. How to Integrate Bitrix24 CRM with Facebook Messenger easily

amyward
Occasional Contributor

Hi @Dylan

 

We are also looking to integrate Facebook Messenger and Hubspot. We are running ads with a CTA "message us" that connects to our Facebook Messenger. The engagement is extremely high. We work with a sensitive audience and they're more prone to use Facebook than engage with traditional marketing. We need to capture this first touch and engagement within Hubspot to track our marketing performance accurately. We would love to connect and work on a trial if that is in the works? My email is amy.ward@keirton.com.

 

Thanks,

 

Amy

djack
Occasional Contributor

We would use this function regularly. Is there any development on this?

heath
New Contributor

Bumping this idea submission. 

 

Plyco Plywood currently uses a Facebook messenger application with our Shopify store. While this has the benefits of accessibility and ease of use over Hubspot's chat functionality, none of the valuable customer conversations are being logged in our CRM. 

 

Would be great to see Hubspot support this integration. 

klonkz
New Contributor

This is an awesome idea!

 

What's the best way to record a lead coming from Facebook Messenger?

guidoperaltas
New Contributor

Hi, we also run Facebook ads with Messenger CTA. 

What we are doing now is, connect motion.ai chatbot platform to catch the first message (coding required) and send it to Zapier and then to Hubspot as a new deal.

I hope it would be easier to do this.

HubSpot Product Team
HubSpot Product Team
updated to: Delivered

Hey all! Our ideas forum works best when each idea is submitted as a separate post. I've gone ahead and created new posts for each of the channels I see mentioned here that people would like to have available to Conversations. Please upvote them accordingly, add your use cases, and create new ideas for any I've missed!

nq
Regular Contributor

Delivered? Must be a mistake. How can I use conversations with SMS, Messenger, iMessages???? Please change to correct status. Thanks