How to write the message first
Unlike other messengers and social networks, in WhatsApp you can write first. To do this, you only need the client’s phone number.
Click the Wazzup button in the upper right corner of the contact card:
The Wazzup chat window will open. To create a dialog, click on the chat line.
A separate chat will be created for each client’s WhatsApp number. Similarly, if the client has a WhatsApp number and an Instagram account, two chats will be created.
Select which channel you will use to write to the client and click “Add”:
Wazzup chats in Zoho CRM
Wazzup Chats is a conversation window from which you can correspond with clients on WhatsApp, Instagram, Telegram and VK.
You can use Wazzup chats:
— in CRM by opening a chat window;
— from your phone by installing the mobile app;
— from your personal Wazzup account.
Regardless of where you open Wazzup chats, they look equally stylish and have the same functionality.
Wazzup chat has the classic messenger look, with a list of chats on the left and a correspondence box on the right. In the mobile app, there is a list of chats on the home screen, and when you click on it, a dialog box opens.
There are two types of Wazzup chats: general and individual. The general chat shows all dialogs available to the employee, and the individual chat shows dialogs with those contacts who are in the deal.
What dialogs will be displayed in the general chat of the employee, you determine in the integration settings.
You can use the general chat in the CRM, personal account, and mobile app.
To enter the general chat, click the Wazzup button in the top bar of the interface. The location of the Wazzup button depends on how often you use the service. If you do, it will be in the visible part of the panel. If not, click the ellipsis and look for the button in the drop-down list.
To write to a customer from a Wazzup individual chat, go to the lead, contact or deal card. In the upper right corner, click the “Wazzup” button.
The chats in the left panel are not lined up by the time of messages. At the top of the list are chats with clients who have not received a reply. Such sorting helps not to miss the correspondence in the general flow.
In the mechanics of Wazzup there are no “unread” messages, only “unanswered”.
To make the message notification disappear you need to reply to the client or press the “no reply required” button — a red envelope to the right of the text input line. No dialogue with a client who has not been answered can disappear from the list of chats due to inattention.
When there are no unanswered messages in the dialogue, the envelope will turn gray and a green arrow will appear next to it.
Group chats appear in the general Wazzup chat. They can be seen by anyone who has access to the chat window. By default, group chats are disabled. You can turn them on in the “Integration” section of your personal account settings.
You cannot disable the display of group chats in chats in the personal account. They are always visible there.
Group chats do not create a separate lead, contact or deal and are not attached to them. Messages from group chats will not be displayed in the cards.
Wazzup chats show message status similar to WhatsApp. One gray checkmark — sent; two gray checkmarks — delivered; two green checkmarks — read.
“Clock” means that the message is being processed. If this status hangs for more than two minutes, please contact support. Exclamation mark in a circle — the message has not been sent. Hover your mouse cursor over the exclamation mark icon — a tooltip describing the error will appear.
In Wazzup chats, you can send a reply by quoting the person you’re chatting with. To do this, click on the arrow to the right of the incoming message.
Fast switching between deals
The Wazzup chat in CRM has the ability to quickly navigate through client’s deals, including completed ones.
Click the “suitcase” icon to the right of the text entry bar.
To open the page in a new tab, press Ctrl before clicking. You can also use this button to add a new deal.
Wazzup chat supports native WhatsApp emoji. Click on the icon in the bottom left corner to open a tab with all the emoticons.
In the bottom left corner of the panel there is a button with the image of a paper clip. It is used for sending files. Besides files and pictures from the client it is possible to receive geomarks in the form of a link to googlemaps, voice messages and contact cards in the form of text.
You can create message templates in your personal Wazzup account. They help reduce the response time, save managers from writing one-type messages manually, exclude possible mistakes or typos of specialists. You can attach media to the template.
Use ready-made messages to explain the route map, send pricelists, instructions.
To send a template, click the document icon at the bottom left of the client dialogue panel and select the desired template from the list.
Notifications in Zoho CRM
The notification symbol in the form of a bell is located in the upper right corner of the Zoho interface. Each new message will have a number next to it with the total number of unread messages mixed in with the rest of the CRM notifications.
If a new message arrives, click on the bell and select the desired correspondence. The contact card will open on the left.
Go to the chat using the “Open chat” button: