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Add inbox in OneHash Chat

Add Inbox

An Inbox shows the connection of a website or a Facebook page to OneHash Chat. You can have unlimited inboxes in your OneHash Chat account.

Inbox can be added to your account in any of the 2 ways as below.

One way is to click on 'Click here to create an inbox' like in the picture given below.

After Clicking, you will get this following image:

Second way to create Inbox is to click on Settings on OneHash Chat Dashboard home page and then to Click on Inboxes and then click Add Inbox.

Click on Inboxes to reach the Inbox screen. Here you can add Inboxes and once added can be viewed here.

A screen as given below opens, where Inbox can be added for various Channels. Eg: Website, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, SMS, Email, API, Telegram, and Line. Inboxes would be connected to the front end Widgets placed in Website or other channels. Creation of adding Widget is given in Setting up Widget

Inbox for a Website

Here is an example of how to add an Inbox for a Website.
Click on Website Button.

Website Name : Enter Name of your Website eg: Hopkins Inc.
Website Domain : Enter the link to your Website eg:
Widget Colour : Select the colour by clicking the pallet
Welcome Heading : Give a Greeting with which you would like to address the customer eg: Welcome !
Welcome Tagline : Give a Tagline representing your company eg: Welcome to Hopkins ! We are at your service 24x7
Enable Channel Greeting : Select Enabled or Disabled Enable to Send Greeting message when customer starts conversation
Channel Greeting Message : Give a greeting with which you would like to start the conversation eg: Hi. How can we help you?

Once all details are entered, click on Create Inbox Button.

The Next session will open up to Assign Agents to the Inbox. Only if an Agent is associated with the Inbox, the conversations will be directed to the agent. Even if you are an Administrator, you need to add your name as agent to the Inbox to see the Inbox on your screen.
Select the Agents from the drop-down and click on Add agents.

The below screen will open. This screen has the code snippet which can be directly used to install the widget. You can click on Copy button to copy and then of your website.

If you click on 'More settings' Button, you will be taken to Additional Settings for Inbox. If you click on 'Take me there' button you will be taken to the newly created Inbox directly.

Now if you click on Inboxes link on the home screen, you can see that the new Inbox has been created for use.

Additional Inbox Settings

Click on Settings. Below Session will open up.

Do a scroll down to reach the below screen where you can set up the various notifications you would like to receive when your inbox starts functioning.

Here, Enable email collect box is Enabled by default. This means an automatic message to collect the e-mail id will be displayed once the customer starts a conversation. Customer/End user will receive a prompt to enter e-mail id.

Also, there is an option to Enable CSAT. Once you enable this Customer Satisfaction survey will be launched on Resolving each ticket. The CSAT results can be viewed later in Reports section. Click on 'Update' button to save the changes you have made.

Appearance of Sender name

You can make the name of the sender appear as Friendly or Professional.


Click on Collaborators. You can add Agents to the Inbox or delete Agents who have been already added in the Inbox in this section.

Click on Update to save the changes.


Now click on Campaigns tab on the Inbox Settings. In this section you can create 'Campaigns'. Campaigns are similar to advertisements or one liners which will be automatically displayed to the customer or end user. Once the customer visits your site and has not initiated the conversation through the widget for the specified time (say 10 seconds), an automatic message will be displayed to the customer, prompting to begin the conversation.

Click on Create a Campaign on the right hand side. Details of the Campaign can be given in the screen which opens up as below.

Title : Give a name or Title for your campaign. Initiate Campaign
Message : Give a message to initiate conversation with the customer. We are just a click away
Sent by : Select the value from the drop down. Bot or agent name can be selected. Whatever is selected here will be displayed on screen along with campaign message
URL : Give the URL of the site for which the widget is configured eg:
Time on page(Seconds) : Give the number of seconds after which the campaign message should be displayed to customer. by default it is 10
Enable campaign : click on check box if the message needs to be sent on screen after the set time. if this is disabled, message will not be sent

Click on update. The campaign that you have created will appear in the campaign section. You can edit or delete the Campaign as per your wish.

Pre Chat Form

In the Inbox Settings, click on the tab Pre Chat Form. This is an option to display message to the Customer when the customer clicks on the widget. We can use this to collect name and e-mail address before beginning the chat.

Enable pre chat form : Select Yes or No. Yes if you want to use the prechat form. No if you do not want to.
Pre Chat Message : Give a message to start conversation with the customer. Hi ..We need some information to serve you better.
Visitors should provide their name and email address before starting the chat. Tick on the check box if you need the name and email address mandatorily. This will help us maintain our contact list better

Click on update. Pre Chat Form is enabled now.

Business Hours

Click on the Business Hours tab. In this section, you can set the working hours of your team.

Click on the check box for Enable business availability for this inbox if you have well-defined business hours.

Once the check box is ticked, the below section opens up. You can write your message to be displayed to the customer during OFF business hours.

You can also select the available business hours for each day of the week, along with the proper time zone.

Click on Update Business Hour Setting Button.

Pre Chat Form Tab

Click on the Pre Chat Form tab.

With this, you can collect information about your customers as soon as they enter your live chat window/website widget. You can use this to collect customer info such as name and e-mail address before beginning the chat.

Click on the Update button. Pre Chat Form is enabled now.

Widget Builder

You can customize your web widget with simple settings given on this page. You will be able to see your changes live.


Click on the “Configuration” tab. You can find the code snippet to be copied to the website here.

You can click on 'Copy' button to copy the code and paste in the root code of your website.

Updated on: 09/10/2023

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