How to use quick replies/canned replies?

Prabhansh Jain Updated by Prabhansh Jain

How to create and send quick replies?

Quick replies are very useful when you have a lot of contacts and would have to send repeated messages to clients or the same message content to different clients. Moreover, WATI allows you to customize your quick replies into being personalized by adding contact and custom variables.

Here is how you can create a quick reply:

  1. Login to your WATI Account and navigate to Team Inbox
  2. Choose a conversation and click on this icon:
  1. Click on the blue button that says "Create"
  1. A dialogue will open up with two text fields and a button:
    1. NAME THE QUICK RESPONSE
    2. ENTER YOUR QUICK RESPONSE
    3. Button to add IMAGE/DOC/VIDEO
  2. In the First Text Field, you will have to type in the title of your Quick Response, which you can then later search out too.
  3. In the Second Text Field, you need to write the content of your Quick Response. To make your content personalized, you can manually add variables too. (eg. {{name}}, {{phone}},{{city}} and many more)
Variables will be inserted with information automatically when you send a quick reply.

You can also add the operator's name in your quick reply using the variable {{operator.first_name}}
  1. Lastly, the button can be used to add media in the form of an image, video or document.

The quick reply can be something like this:

  1. Press Save to save the quick reply that you just created.

How to send your quick replies?

Send by the list of quick responses
  1. Once, you have created your quick reply is created. You can then see it in the list of your quick replies.
  1. You can simply either search from the search bar on top or just click a quick reply
  2. Once you click a quick reply that you want to send
  3. You will get a preview if there are media in your quick reply or else your quick reply will be seen in the text box of your Team Inbox.
  4. Press Enter to send your quick reply
Send quick replies using "/"

Another way of sending quick replies is by entering "/" this key to your text field. It opens up a list of your quick replies and you can easily send a quick reply from there.

You just have to type "/" and then you can select the quick reply or just type the whole name of the quick reply down and press enter.

Editing, Copying and Deleting Quick Reply

You can easily edit and delete your quick replies, by opening the list of quick replies and follow these steps:

  1. Open the list of the quick replies
  2. Click on the three dots of the quick reply you want to edit/delete
  1. You will see three options:
    1. The pen icon allows you to edit your quick reply
    2. The trash bin icon allows you to delete your quick reply
    3. The copy icon allows you to create a duplicate of your quick reply

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