System Messages appear on your Start Chat form, Offline form and in your chat sessions. They can be visible to operator, visitor or both operator and visitor. You can customize and translate system messages in your account Control Panel, Account Settings / System Messages page. System Messages fields allow adding up to 102400 symbols
System Messages page
Note! The length of each system message is limited to 1024 characters, including spaces.
System Messages support basic HTML formatting. Below are examples of default and customized Start Chat Form Header Text.
Default Start Chat Form Header Text
Customized Start Chat Form Header Text
Some system messages support variables like OPERATOR, VISITOR, IN_ROOM, etc. Please read the particular system message description to get to know what variables are accessible in the message.
Department Welcome Message supports VISITOR and DEPARTMENT variables
These variables shouldn't be translated or changed when translating the message.
Visitor's name is passed by the VISITOR variable from the Start Chat form. You need to use the field of Name type to get your visitor's name on the Start Chat form. It will be automatically passed to system messages in this case. This is the only way to pass your visitor's name to your system messages.
If there is no visitor name specified on the Start Chat form, Guest will be used instead of it in all system messages.
System Messages visibility
Most of system messages are displayed in the chat session text. You can enable / disable each particular message visibility for operator and visitor.
Visibility settings for No Available Operators Message
E.g. if you disable 'No Available Operators Message' visibility for visitors, no message will be displayed in chat if the visitor's call has not been accepted for 60 seconds.