Last updated: 27 July 2021 

Composers are the area that your users use to communicate with your chatbot; where the users type their reply.

Most messaging platforms give you a set-in-stone, boring ‘type your message here’ composer. We go a big step further than that, giving you full control over the copy behind the composer as well as fancy pre-built composers.

To find composers, head to EngageComposers.

Composers only work in Converse, Embedded, and Full page channels.

Message

Your default composer type, Message composers allow users to type a response. 

Feedback

The feedback composer is the same as Message composers, only the placeholder text encourages users to leave feedback. 

Loading

The loading composer uses the placeholder 'Loading, please wait...' and prevent the user from typing a response. 

Banner

The Banner composer is shown on the banner page of your converse widget, the area visible before the user begins a conversation with the chatbot. Upon clicking the banner composer, users can engage with your chatbot.

A banner composer isn’t necessary for the user to begin communicating with the chatbot.

Date and Time 

The Date and Time composer opens up a date and time picker for users to interact with.

Date

The Date composer opens up a date picker for users to interact with.

Time

The Time composer opens up a time picker for users to interact with.

The Date and Time pickers ensures all dates and times given to your chatbot follow the same format (DD/MM/YYYY). 

Auth 

The auth composer requests an email and password from the user. This information is masked, preventing it from being seen by any human eyes.

Deactivated 

The deactivated composer prevents the user from typing responses to your chatbot. Their cursor will display an icon informing them they cannot type a response to your chatbot. 

Hidden 

Much like the deactivated composer, hidden composers prevent users from typing to your chatbot. Whereas the deactivated composer still shows the composer area, the hidden composer removes it entirely. 

Using hidden or deactivated composers can prevent your users from progressing in a conversation. Ensure they can still engage with your chatbot via buttons to stop users from getting stuck. 

Numeric

The numeric composer requests a number from the user, preventing the user from entering any other characters (such as letters or emojis).