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WhatsApp bots - Feature Compatibility Guide

Sofia Teran Updated by Sofia Teran

Features Compatible with WhatsApp bots

Let's take a look at the list of them:

Welcome Message block

This is the first message your users will see when they visit your chatbot.

In WhatsApp bots, you can delete it and select another block to start the flow.

We advise you to use this setup for the First Message of your Whatsapp Bots.
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Send a Message block

You can use this block to send a message to your visitors with just a couple of clicks.

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Types of Content you can use in WhatsApp (and how it is displayed)

It is possible to send many types of content to users on Whatsapp.

But this content may be displayed in a special way, according to its type.

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Question: Name block

You can use this block to ask for the user's name, middle name, surname, and so on.

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Question: Text

This block allows you to receive any kind of inputs from the user, including numbers and Files, storing the information in a variable in the String Format.

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Question: Email

With this block you can ask for the user's email, and it also allows you to add a validation error message, in case the user does not answer in the format of an email.

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Question: Phone block

You can use this block to ask for the user's phone number.

In case that the user's input is not a number, it will trigger an error message, requesting the user to type a number.

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Question: URL block

With this block you can ask for URLs.

In case of not valid sites, it will trigger an error message, requesting the user to input a valid URL.

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Human Takeover block

You can use this block to redirect the user to an agent online.

Please notice that in this case, the design, avatar, input field, etc displayed when the Human Takeover happens will be the ones provided by WhatsApp, and the setup will not change as it does for Web bots.

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Close chat block

Use this block to organize the workflow in the Chats section of your Lanbot account.

This feature will not automatically close the conversation's tab/window. It closes a conversation in the Chats section of your Landbot account.

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Conditions block

You can use this block to add conditional logic to your bot flow.

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Set Variable

This block allows you to create, edit and set a variable within the bot flow.

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Formulas block

This block allows you to make complex operations with values inside Landbot, like you do in other platforms like Google Spreadsheets or Excel, and store the result in an outcome variable.

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Keyword Jump

This block lets you easily set up a condition for your visitor's flow based on text inputs.

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AB Test

With this block, you can Split your visitors into different paths to compare their performance or randomize messages.

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Jump To block

This block works only between WhatsApp bots, but you need to select the bot and the node you are "jumping to".

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Global Keywords

This block allows setting Keywords that are going to be valid for the entire flow of the bot

 The text field is always available at every user input, this means the Global Keywords are always going to be recognized (ex: in buttons, yes/no, etc...)
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Keyword Options

The options of this block are displayed as a number list of choices, but now you can use multiple keywords for each option, aside from the numbers.

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Note

With this block, you can add all the important information in form of notes anywhere on the canvas to keep track of your flows and ideas in all your bots. Great for collaborative Landbots and huge flows!

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Goals

This block helps you to easy to validate if your leads are qualified or if they are matching your criteria.

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Lead Scoring block

This block refers to assigning points to leads based on how relevant they are to your goal. For example, how likely they are to purchase your product.

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Features partially compatible with WhatsApp bots

Buttons block

This block is partially compatible because WhatsApp doesn't allow buttons, so the options will be displayed as a numbered list of choices, so the valid answer to this type of question will be typing the number corresponding to your choice.

We recommend using the Keyword Options block, which was designed specifically for Whatsapp and Messenger, instead of the Buttons block. To get more information please visit this article

Media block

This block is partially compatible, you can use this block to send pictures, YouTube Links, and audio messages, nevertheless, is NOT possible to send Gifs (which are displayed as a link to Giphy).

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Please notice that the content may be displayed in a special way, according to its type.

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Question: File

This block is partially compatible because the user needs to use the native upload functionality of WhatsApp to select and upload the file.

Warning: Multiple files upload option is not available in WhatsApp bots.

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You can also allow users to add files using the Question: Text block.

Question: Date

This block is partially compatible:

  • It won't display a calendar to choose from, the user must type in the date.
  • It will validate if the input is correct, according to the format chosen in the block (ie. 2019/12/24).
  • It will display an error message if the date input is not correct.
Warning: Since it will not be possible to proceed before answering this block in the correct format, please make sure to select the right format and inform the user about it.

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Question: Number block

This block is partially compatible because the Advanced options are not available in WhatsApp bots.

As a workaround, you can use the Conditions block to set maximum and minimum value options
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Question: Address

This block is partially compatible due to these reasons:

  • It won't display a list of suggestions
  • It will store the input of the user in a variable in the format String.

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Goodbye block

This block will not CLOSE the chat, but if the user interacts again with the bot, it will start from the beginning of the bot. Also, this block is partially compatible, due to these reasons:

  • The Goodbye Message is displayed
  • Social icons are not displayed
  • If a link is set up to redirect to another website it will be displayed as a static URL but no further action will be taken
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Features NOT compatible with WhatsApp bots

Multi-question
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Yes/No block
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Question: Auto-complete block

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Question: Scale block
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Question: Rating block
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Question: Picture Choice block
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Dynamic Data block

This block is partially compatible. It can display a list of choices (the same as the “buttons” block) but can't be displayed as autocomplete/picture choice.

For more information on how to use this block, please visit this article.

Code block
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Persistent Menu block
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