schedule chatbots

Suppose you want to periodically activate a chatbot on a user’s Messenger or phone (SMS). For that, you could create bot welcomeBot that asks a user if she want to subscribe to the periodic bot wellnessBot. Here are the steps.

STEP 1

Create wellnessBot in Bot Builder, which you could for example remind the user to walk 100 steps, or ask the user how many hour she slept.

step 2

Create a Schedule Pattern for the wellnessBot, that specifies that this chatbot should be activated once a day at 9 am (preferred time) on Messenger page https://www.messenger.com/t/551011855343268 (or on a Twilio phone number). For that, go to Scheduling page in Management Dashboard and create a Schedule Pattern as follows:

STEP 3

Create the welcomeBot and activate the wellnessBotDemo pattern created above when the user agrees to subscribe, as shown below.

You can alternatively manually assign a Schedule Pattern to a single user or to many users at once on the Scheduling page.

Or you can simply assign a schedule to a user on the Dashboard page