Spectora Advanced: Conversations

A new tool for direct text communication with your Agents, Clients and Inspectors in the field

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Written by Josh Koontz
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Ready to improve your on-the-fly communications with agents, clients, and inspectors?

The new Spectora Conversations feature will allow you to leverage your custom number to have direct conversations with them right along with the automations or actions-based messages they may currently receive.

πŸ”΄ Note: This feature does require Spectora Advanced and a Custom Number.


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Check out the video below for a full overview of Conversations!
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Accessing Conversations

You can access the Conversations page in a few different ways:

  1. Clicking the Conversations Icon at the top right of your screen (beside the user menu icon). This icon will also serve to notify you of unread messages as there will be a red dot on the icon if there are unread messages.
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  2. Clicking on Conversations in the user menu
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  3. Adding it to your Navigation Bar customization in settings and clicking on the Nav Bar


Starting and Continuing Conversations

Once you are on the Conversations page, you will see the page broken up into sections for Inspectors, Agents, and Clients to help with the organization of your communications.
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Within each, you will see a list of recent conversations (if there are any). Recent, in this case, is defined as having had a message sent/received within the last 2 weeks.

Above that, you will see a search box where you can search for the contact that you want to start or resume a conversation with.
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Note: For inspectors mobile number field in their profile is required for this feature to work for messaging them.

  1. Select a name to see or start the conversation.

    1. Outbound messages are seen along the right side with a date or timestamp

    2. Under each outbound message, the name of the user that was logged into Spectora sending that message will show.

    3. Any automated messing (via Automations or Actions) that has been sent to that contact will also show in the thread with the user being "Auto" and a link back to the inspection that the message is associated with.

    4. Any responses from the contact are seen along the left side of the thread
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    5. Click into the message box at the bottom of the screen to type the message you want to send then hit enter or click on the Send button when you are ready to send it
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    6. Messages sent will show up as a text message on the contact's mobile phone coming from the custom number you have set up. They simply respond back via their text messaging app and the responses show up in the thread in Conversations.


Conversations Directly From The Inspection Page

You may also access Conversations from the Inspection Details page. You will see a Conversations icon beside the Inspector name(s). Clicking on the icon will open the Conversations page in a new tab with the specific thread open for that inspector.
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🌟 Quick tip: If you are already using a custom number and have forwarding turned on you may want to disable that after getting this started. You don't have to do so, but it could become confusing to get the messages forwarded to a separate phone number when the conversation thread is unified in the Spectora web application.


If you have any questions or feedback, write into our chat bubble or email support@spectora.com!
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