Integrate Facebook Messenger with Conversations

When people talk to us in Facebook messanger, the replies stay buried in MARKETING > SOCIAL > MESSANGER > AUDIENCE.

 

This is pretty useless. These should really appear in the Conversations Inbox with the rest of the messages we receive as an additional channel.

 

Thanks

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Integrate Facebook Messenger with ConversationsHubSpot Product Team
changed to: In Planning
08-16-2019

Integrate Facebook Messenger with ConversationsHubSpot Product Team
08-16-2019

Hi all-

Here is the beta form again! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1YfaW9l9LPiF4B8U7s-KkTmIaey7oOPEp_885dXxxGBDf-w/viewform?...

 

As mentioned above this is a beta, so we are still working through a few things but it has been very successful so far!

 

Also,  we are working on adding this to the Chatflow experience and streamlining it with our other channels. Also adding Bot functionality. I don't have an exact timeline right now, but it will be within the next few months and I will provide an update as soon as I have a more firm timeline.

 

Thanks for the interest and all the feedback!

Cassie

 

 

Integrate Facebook Messenger with ConversationsHubSpot Product Team
changed to: In Beta
08-16-2019

Hi! We have opened this up to a private beta. This will add Facebook Messager as a channel in your inbox. Please fill out the form below and we will get you access to the beta and as always please let us know if you have any feedback!

 

We are also working on the next iteration which will tie Facebook Messager in with Chatflows, which we expect to in beta later this month. 

 

Link to request beta access: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1YfaW9l9LPiF4B8U7s-KkTmIaey7oOPEp_885dXxxGBDf-w/viewform?usp=sf_link

Integrate Facebook Messenger with ConversationsHubSpot Product Team
08-16-2019

@JanJordaan Feel free to email me directly at cdewey@hubspot.com and I can follow up! thanks!

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HubSpotMaster
Advisor

Is there a specific subscription required to be a part of this beta? 

 

Thanks!

cwin033
New Contributor

I have been testing the Facebook messenger beta integration. It's awesome that you can escalate, reassign and answer messenger conversations like you can with chat.

Two challenges I have that it would be cool to explore solutions for:

1) it would be great to be able to merge a Facebook messenger contact with an existing HubSpot email contact in the future. at present I am blocked from adding an email address to a Facebook contact because that person is already a contact in CRM. So if an existing contact mesages you on facebook messenger they become a duplicate contact in your CRM. All good if you're operating at small scale, but can get messy when you have a lot of contacts and you're B2B.

2) will you be able to create chat flows for messenger in the future? at the moment i can create basic intro chat flows but not full conversations. the integration also forces you to use a welcome message, which can be troublesome if you are already using your own facebook messenger bot or a 3rd party tool

Interested to hear what others think about these challenges

Daveonearth
Regular Contributor

Would expect this to already be in??

travwhite
Occasional Contributor
It’s popped up in my portal today, not working as its only allowing me to see 1 of the pages I manage but threw out a support request.
Swanlight
New Member

I would love to see the integration between facebook messenger and Hubspot as most of my communications with customers take place in Messenger and I would love to be able to log these. Thanks!

Gretchen
Occasional Contributor

Is there an update on this?

moyvera
Occasional Contributor

Nowadays we have connected our fanpage to your Facebook Messenger integration (app 1) to talk to our users via the conversations section in Hubspot.

 

That fanpage has also connected another app that its work is to connect to a bot (app 2) to answer typical common questions.

 

Then, this fanpage is sending information to these two apps. Then if the bot knows an answer to something it replies to the user and the agent in Hubspot just wait for that possible answer to be sent.

 

Right now we have a specific requirement to be developed. That is to disable the bot if the conversation gets to certain point. Let's say disable the bot (app 2) if the user and the agent are just defining things related to close a deal.

Here I see two possible options:

 

1. I was trying to get the Facebook Messenger Identifier of the user in the conversation via your Hubspot API. I could't find this information. But if I have it, I can send this information to my app 2 and disable the bot for this specific conversation.

 

2. There is a handover protocol in Facebook (https://developers.facebook.com/docs/messenger-platform/handover-protocol). Here two apps or more can manipulate the conversation ans share information among them. But here I don't know

if the Hubspot Facebook app has this feature available.

 

What can you recommend ? Is there any idea you have in mind ?

 

cc @jleow @hroberts 

bbatzorig New Contributor | Gold Partner | Certified Trainer
New Contributor | Gold Partner | Certified Trainer

@moyvera We use second app (bot), which creates or updates a contact on CRM. After connecting HubSpot with messenger we had duplication issues. Both apps created contacts independently. So I created a workflow to trigger a Integromat webhook when a contact with original source drill-down 2 is equal to FacebookMessenger is added to a list. Integromat can extract page id and subscriber id, which are stored in identity-profiles array. We could parse the subscriber id from fbp-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-yyyyyyyyyyyyyyy format and send custom field values to our bot. With CRM contact id information our bot is able to update the existing contact instead of creating a new one.

greenhub006
New Contributor

Let us know when we can access this in our accounts

bbatzorig New Contributor | Gold Partner | Certified Trainer
New Contributor | Gold Partner | Certified Trainer

I understand that it is still in beta, but sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't work. I suspect its needs Business Management permission in order to work properly.