How to Create & Manage Operator Groups


Create operator groups and manage chats with your customers and website visitors accordingly. You can assign a keyword and URL to specific operator groups and, based on them, route chats to a particular group.


For example, if you've assigned the URL to an operator group called 'Sales', chats initiated by your website visitor on that URL are routed to the 'Sales' group. All operators in this group receive the chat invite depending on whoever is free.


Benefits of creating operator groups:

  • Automatically send customer chat invites to the right groups
  • Reduce the response time to a customer query
  • Improve the overall efficiency of your customer support


In this article, you’ll learn:

  1. How to create an operator group
  2. How to manage an operator group
  3. How to create group-specific pre-chat forms


1. How to create an operator group


Note: All our pricing plans start with a 15-day free trial period. During this time, a customer can have a maximum of two operator groups. For more details, please check your plan to know how many groups you can create once the trial period ends.

The screenshot below gives step-by-step instructions for creating an operator group.


Create chat operator groups


1. From your ProProfs Chat dashboard, go to the Operators section.

2. Go to the Groups section.

3. Click +Create Group.

4. Enable or disable this particular group.

5. To customize this group, begin by entering the group name; for example, 'Sales'.

6. To route customer chat invites to the 'Sales' group, you can choose one of the following three options:

  • When your website URL 'is all pages' - It means the entire website you've embedded the ProProfs Chat on. When your customer or website visitor initiates chat on any webpage of your website, it goes to the 'Sales' group.
  • When your website URL 'contains' - You can provide a part of your website URL as a keyword in this option.
  • When your website URL 'is' - You can enter a particular URL in this option. For example, you can provide the URL of your product pricing page here and any customer chats initiated on your product pricing page will be sent to the 'Sales' group.

7. Click Manage Operators to add and remove your chat operators in the 'Sales' group.

Manage operators


8. When you're done customizing the operator group, click Save.


2. How to manage an operator group


Managing an operator group is as easy as creating one. Just click on a group to expand it and you can edit it there.


Edit operator goups


3. How to create group-specific pre-chat forms


Step 1. To create a pre-chat form for a group, go to Settings >> Pre Chat.


Manage pre-chat groups


Step 2. The screenshot below explains how you can create group-specific pre-chat forms.


Manage, enable, and disable operator groups


1. All the groups you create become available in the Group dropdown list. Select a group to create a pre-chat form for that particular group. For example, ‘Sales’.

2. Enabling the pre-chat form lets you request specific information from your website visitor before initiating the chat. Disabling this option removes the pre-chat form and allows them to start the conversation directly.
3. Customize the header text of the pre-chat form. You can see the live preview of the form on the right side.
4. Feel free to customize the screen message (greeting).
5. Customize the Submit button text.
6. Add fields in the pre-chat form. You can add the following question types - text, radio, checkbox, dropdown list, and your company’s privacy policy. If you want, you can make the question mandatory for visitors by enabling the Required option and also customize the validation message if you want.

Add fields in the pre-chat forms


7. Customize and switch the order of the fields. Email and Name are the default fields that you can customize but can’t delete.
8. Click Save to finish creating the pre-chat form for an operator group.




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