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The wait is over! We’re excited to announce that you can now grant dashboard access to your clients and coworkers, maintaining full control over what features they’re allowed to use.
In the future, you’ll be able to create your own roles. This means you’ll have the ability to fully customize what permissions you want to assign to specific people. For example, you may want to grant a client ‘Viewer’ access
Today we’re excited to announce an important update that will take effect in the coming weeks.
We’re grateful for all the invaluable feedback you’ve provided over the past couple months.
Your input is the foundation for all the changes we’re announcing today. These changes will help us keep our promise of providing the best, most affordable chatbot platform your business can rely on in the long term.
Our mission is to help businesses all over the world use chatbots to build long-term relationships with their customers on a powerful and personal channel.
Today we’re taking another step in this direction by making our pricing more affordable.
New pricing starts at only $15/month and increases at a much slower rate. For example, a bot with 10K users will now be 4X more affordable than the old plan! This new pricing goes into effect on June 20.
On August 1, we’re rolling out these changes to the Free Plan:
No product can be free and unlimited forever. Based on your feedback, we came up with a balanced Free Plan that allows you to exercise full creativity with unlimited broadcasts, sequences, and blocks.
At the same time, these changes will give allow us to deliver even better on our commitment of providing an excellent and reliable product to all of you.
Click here to see how the changes may affect your bots.
We hope the new pricing will make it even easier for you to upgrade and enjoy white labeling, priority support, and the power of the People Tab. Upgrading to PRO also means you’re contributing to the platform’s scalability, excellent performance, and faster roll-out of new features.
We know you might have questions, so register for my live Q&A tomorrow (2pm PST).
Thanks for making Chatfuel the #1 bot platform and community in the world.
Dmitry Dumik, CEO
This year’s 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang went down in history for debuting sports like Snowboarding big air and Alpine skiing team event. But these events were not the only “firsts” that viewers saw. Slovenia’s Olympic Team presented a Messenger chatbot under Foksi (Foxie) persona. Designed and built by the agency team at fbchatbot.si, the bot was unveiled a couple of months prior to Pyeongchang 2018 and landed in the spotlight during the Olympics.
The Olympic Committee of Slovenia is one of the “youngest” Olympic Committees in the world but already has a rich history of great Olympic stories. Chatbot Foksi, of course, can tell users all those stories. In addition, using the bot people can find general information about Pyeongchang 2018 and the history of Slovenian Olympic medalists or take an Olympic quiz, browse the merchandise e-shop, and get support.
Foksi was the central channel for real-time communications with the Slovenia Olympic Team. During the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, Messenger chatbot was the leading source of information about the Slovenian athletes, game schedules, results and more. More than 3.5K subscribed fans and supporters were the first to find out about the Slovenian medalists, and they received a daily event schedule with a link to past competition rankings. The open rate of the broadcast messages was 93% on average during the 2018 Olympic Games.
Foksi captivated users from the very beginning. It was clear that more users were active on the Team Slovenia chatbot than its official iPhone or Android apps. A couple hundred downloads of the official app was small compared to over 6,700 total bot users (over 50% of whom subscribed to receive regular updates).
As far as the user acquisition costs go, Team Slovenia ended up acquiring 33 times more users in the bot compared to the app downloads for the same promotion budget.
The decision was clear: Team Slovenia dropped its app, making Foksi the #1 source of information for the Slovenian athletes at the 2018 Olympics.
Slovenia Olympic Team Replaces Official App with Chatfuel Bot was originally published in Chatfuel Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
On 25 May 2018, the most significant piece of European data protection legislation to be introduced in 20 years
We are excited to announce the arrival of the service status page to Chatfuel!
Now you can check the status of our platform service at any time by going to http://status.chatfuel.com/
Bookmark the above URL, and sign up to receive automatic updates via email and/or RSS or Atom feeds.
Have fun tracking our performance as we continue to upgrade and build-out our infrastructure! :)
Exciting news! Further to our recent announcement, we have launched our PRO Plan! At this time, the option gives you the ability to remove the “Powered by Chatfuel” attribution from the bot’s Persistent Menu.
You can look up the pricing and subscribe to the plan by going to the PRO Plan widget under the Configure tab in the dashboard.
Note that in bots that had the “Powered by Chatfuel” attribution moved to the 2nd level of the Persistent Menu, the attribution will be forced to the top level, as we mentioned in our prior blog post:
More premium features to come soon!
With a special gear towards marketers, “The Beginner’s Guide to Building Your First Chatbot” is available to everyone for free in either a traditional HTML format or as a chatbot experience (a BotBook as we call it).
Pick an option below to claim your free copy today. And don’t forget to share with your friends!