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Why native desktop app?

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At Provide Support we offer you a very wide selection of apps you can use to chat with your customers. Native desktop chat app, web application, native mobile apps for iOS and Android - all at your fingertips.

What makes us different from many other providers is that we offer a truly native desktop client, which is closely integrated into your operating system and utilizes its resources to improve the user experience of your operators.

The native desktop chat app offers a much richer functionality than the web and the mobile apps. The chat agents can really go far with it.

Desktop live chat agent app for Windows

More reliable and productive than the web client

The native desktop chat application offers a much higher stability in connection making sure that your support agents always stay online and available to customers. We have integrated a solution, which allows the chat app to automatically search for the best route to our servers in case connection was lost or interrupted and reconnect to them automatically. The process of reconnection is seamless and not noticeable to customers. In most cases it requires no attention from the support agents either. So you can stay safe and not worry about your chat support line being accidentally disconnected offline.

The native live chat client can also sustain a higher volume of visitors on your website and a big number of concurrent chatters without freezing or eating up your computer resources, as is the case with many complex browser applications.

Native desktop app reliability

Convenient organization of visitor information

The desktop chat application offers a more convenient way of handling your chat support line due to all the information being organized into different tabs and easily accessible.

For example, before accepting an incoming chat, the operator can see all the important information about the chatter in the sidebar and get well prepared to answer the customer's question right away.

The Visitors tab offers extensive information about all the current website visitors allowing the agents to proactively offer help to potential customers. The current chatters are highlighted in the visitors list enabling the agents to quickly locate the needed information about customers. This tab offers search and sorting features and can be configured to fit the agent requirements.

Visitors' and operators' details in agent app

Rich set of notifications

The native chat client is super handy with its wide choice of different types of alerts you can set up for different events.

For example, the agents can configure the app to receive either audio, system tray alerts or make the app window jump out when there is an incoming chat or when the user has sent a message. They even can have all of those alerts together to make sure they don't miss a single chat or message!

The chat agents can also play with notifications to make their work most productive. They can have alerts when their colleagues go online or offline, when a colleague wants to chat with them or transfer a customer's chat to them etc.

Another bonus of using the native chat client is that the notifications will not get blocked, which often happens to the browser alerts that easily get blocked by plugins or due to strict security settings of the browser.

Tray notifications in desktop agent app

No risk of losing chats and customers

It is not possible to accidentally close the native desktop chat app, cut your session and lose all of your chats unlike with all browser-based apps. As most other messengers, it gets hidden in the system tray alerting you of all new communications.

There are flexible options for changing the operator status from online to away, saving you from situations when the operator forgot to change his status manually and his chat line was left unattended. The native chat client can switch to away mode automatically after a certain period of inactivity or at the screensaver activation etc.

Agent status options in native desktop app


Make less mouse clicks and save your time with extremely useful hot key combinations which allow you to operate your console application and execute different commands during chat sessions. Find detailed hot keys description in our F.A.Q.
Hotkeys in agent app

Autorun with operating system

Allows you to be available for your web site visitors, and ready to provide live support as soon as you turn your computer on.
Agent app autorun with Windows

Minimizing to system tray / menu bar

When you don't have ongoing live chat sessions with customers, the app can be minimized to notification area - system tray on Windows or menu bar on Mac OS. On incoming chat or message the app will pop up automatically, and you will be able to process the chat.
Agent application minimization to Windows system tray

Multiple accounts management

Using one desktop chat application, you can manage several of your chat accounts at the same time! If you are running several websites and have a different chat account / support line for each one of them, you will, no doubt, appreciate the Profile Management feature the native client offers. It allows you to log into several accounts or operator profiles simultaneously and either monitor them or actively chat with customers. Each account / support line will have a separate window and tray icon, so you will not be confused as to which line you are answering at any given time.

Manage several chat accounts from one operator app

Silent installation

Larger organizations will also appreciate the ability of silent installation. Your systems administrator will be able to install the native chat client on the employees' computers completely remotely without distracting them from their work and with no effort on their part.

Silent desktop app installation
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