Insert FAQ responses and rich media into chat interactions

In 8x8 Contact Center, if your contact center maintains an FAQ knowledge base, you can extract relevant data from the knowledge base and insert these FAQ responses in a live chat session to assist customers. Using these FAQ responses minimizes agents' time in finding the right information, and maintains consistent delivery of information.

During a chat session, you can refer to the FAQs by shortcuts or by going to the FAQ knowledge base. Referring to shortcuts requires a prior definition of shortcuts while creating an FAQ such as <Price> for the pricing table. With this enhancement, the chat editor in 8x8 Agent WorkspaceClosedThe brand new interface for 8x8 Contact Center agents to receive and process customer interactions. allows you to insert rich media FAQs such as text tags (bold, italic, headers, etc.) and links directly into the messages and share them with customers during an interaction. For tables or more complex HTML elements in FAQ, the FAQ is inserted as a link to the HTML content, and is not directly shown within the chat conversation.

To send documents, images, or videos, use the attachment feature.

HTML tags in chat editor

Chat editor allows for rich media FAQs to be inserted directly into the chat conversation and sent to the other party, or it can be inserted as a link to the HTML content. In case FAQ contains tables, or more complex HTML elements/content, the FAQ will always be inserted into the chat/sent to the customer as a link to the HTML content, and not directly shown within the conversation.

Note: Tables and more complex HTML elements or contents are not supported by the editor and will always be inserted into the chat as a link to the HTML content.

Type HTML Tags
Supported tags (inserted directly)
  • Text Formatting: <div>, <article>, <blockquote>, <h1>, <h2>, <h3>, <h4>, <h5>, <h6>, <p>, <span>, <i>, <b>, <u>, <sub>, <sup>, <em>
  • Links: <a>

  • Lists: <ul>, <ol>, <li>, <dd>, <dl>, <dt>

  • Images: <img>

  • Other tags: <hr>, <br>

Not supported tags (inserted as link) <table>, <tr>, <thead>, <td>