Let customers know when to expect a response

In Freshchat, it is easy to show your users your team’s availability and when they can expect a response from your team. You can do this in four different ways in Freshchat:

This allows your user to plan their next move based on real-time information. If your team normally responds in a few minutes, your customer might choose to wait for your response.  Or if you normally respond within a few hours, they’ll know to move on to doing something else. 

Display your team’s live response time

Freshchat automatically calculates response times based on your team’s response rate in real-time. You can display this time to give a fair picture to your users about when they can expect a reply from your team. 

  • Go to Admin > Web Chat Settings > Response Expectations

  • You can pick either Response Time or Time for First Response
  • Response time is the overall average time of all the responses sent by your team
  • Time for the first response is the average time your team takes to send the first reply to a user once the chat gets assigned to them

You can see the real-time values of these two options in the Freshchat Dashboard under the Speed of Response widget.