Who Uses This Software?

Freshchat's target market comprises of sales, customer support, and marketing teams of Saas and ecommerce companies with up to 50 team members using the product.


Average Ratings

20 Reviews
  • 3.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $19.00/month/user
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    Sprout (For Startups) : Free Blossom (For all teams) : $19 Per User
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Freshworks
  • www.freshchat.io
  • Founded 2011
  • United States

About Freshchat

Freshchat is a modern messaging software built for sales and customer engagement teams to talk to prospects and customers on the website, mobile app, or social pages. A leap from legacy live-chat, Freshchat helps businesses and its teams focus on a continuous and context-driven messaging experience. With features like campaigns, sales bot, integrated self-service, and intelligent message routing, expectations are set and met, and responses to visitors questions are smarter and faster.


Freshchat Features

  • Agent Scheduling
  • Call Me Option
  • Co-Browsing
  • Geo Targeting
  • Knowledge Database
  • Offline Form
  • Persistent Chat
  • Proactive Invitations
  • Shortcut Messages
  • Transfers / Routing
  • Video Chat
  • Visitor Targeting
  • White Label Branding

Freshchat Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Great tool for instant chat

May 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its simple and easy! Freshchat by FreshDesk is helping us attend to the queries of our customers and website visitors almost instantly! The bot is also a part of our Sales team keeping them engaged until we take up :D

Cons: The support is not very quick. There's no 24x7 support for trial. Automation is limited to a couple of available options and are not extendable. There are no extendable criteria.

Overall: The Sales team is greatly using the tool and is really liking it!

The main thing that attracted me to Freshchat was that it looked good...1 was vain

May 12, 2018
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It looks good and if it had worked it would have done some nice things like linking with Freshdesk and Facebook

Cons: Customer Service. Getting someone on a chat takes at least 30mins in the first place. Then you can tell they are on a few different calls at the same time. Each response takes a long time.
Documentation is poor - they have a page that tells you to copy some code. There is no link to the code!
Basic Features do not exist (not able to choose which pages the widget appears, when the widget appears)
Making changes mainly requires you to add additional code to the site instead of in the settings.

Absolutely awesome tool for customer interactions via live chat!!

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The UI is refreshing and usage is quite easy. It is easy to get started and the simplicity of the UI allows to learn the functionality easily. Sincerely saying, I haven't tried many other chat tools but I can vouch that this is one of the good ones.

Cons: Didn't find much of any cons to start with. To start with, one can say that the customization in the custom campaigns is not very flexible and could include more options.

Great SDK to interact with our customers easily

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Greatly helps in talking to our customer via the application
- They provides iOS, Android and Web SDK to integrate in all platforms
- Channels are great, so we can send like a notification to users
- Tagging each users with custom fields is great

Cons: - While doing the integration with iOS, the documentation for exporting the push notification certificate is mentioned wrong on the official documentation. It took a while for us to figure out. Integration documentations can be improved.

Just a bit expensive for Entrepreneurs

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like its beautiful UI and Its features, The ease of use is also very nice and the helpdesk integration is just too good!

Cons: The pricing is a bit expensive for Entreprenuers, The folks at Jivochat provide their chat at less price, The trial also requires credit card verification and confirmation which I don't like at all.

Overall: Sales improvements

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Freshchat has many issues

Apr 04, 2018
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's easy to configure the automated messages which works fine. We found these were very effective in initiating with the interested visitors and get their contact details.

Cons: There are numerous things like:

- Poor on-time notifications of web visitors.
- Take almost 10 secs to the chat box to appear after initializing a chat.
- Difficult to transfer chat.
- Really bad customer support.

We use it on our website.

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's well-balanced and not expensive, unlike alternatives. We trialed with other solutions but after we used free version for a while, decided to go with them. We also use Freshsales and both solutions integrate well.

Cons: No disadvantages, we are happy. Support is quick and I think they would be more quicker if we were in the same timezone.

Overall: We can engage more website visitors.

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Terrible Product

Mar 12, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Allows unlimited contacts to be stored on the system & a priority inbox for customers with urgent inquiries

Cons: That a chat must be assigned to an agent and the conversation is viewable next time the user contacts you. Also having a team widget is not helpful because sometimes customers want to chat with a specific agent.

Overall: Lost a few customers

Bring customer servie level to the next level

Mar 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that you can integrate this program with a lot of other ones, like Facebook Messenger. I like that I can message my team and customers in an intuitive way. I like that I can collect data from the people I want and "put them separately", like a favorite tag. I like the design, it's really modern. I like that you don't have a limit when it comes to having contacts, and there's this section that is called "reports", where you can monitor your team's productivity and you can see what you can do to improve your business.

Cons: It was a bit difficult to set up, but the customer service is really nice and it helped me with everything I needed to know!

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easy to set up and integrate with our Freshdesk

Feb 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to set up and add extra users and rules. Where I can add office hours that forward to email, allows me to leave it on all day.
The email sending with the threaded conversation and forwarding a ticket to freshdesk is a plus

Vendor Response

by Freshworks on February 26, 2018

Thank you for your review Tristan. If there is anyway we can improve your experience with Freshchat I will be more than happy to help you.

Modern customer support tool

Dec 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Switching to Freshchat for the customer support in our foundation proved to be a successful decision. Unlike competitors like Zendes our agents won't need to be online all the time. A customer asks something, the bot gathers relevant information such as name, phone and e-mail and once one of our agents is online they reply to the chat. The customer will be notified by e-mail or pushnotification. The customer can even leave our website due to this e-mail notification. As we work with volunteers we can never guarantee to be online all day but now with Freshchat we won't miss a chat anymore!

Cons: We would like a feature to export a conversation into a Freshdesk ticket for future follow up or to convert them into a KB item

Overall: cost effective and being online for our customers 24/7

Tried on our website, did not work, no support.

Oct 27, 2017
1/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Looked nice.. that's about it.

Cons: Did not work properly. When we logged out, it kept saying that there was a team member online and it would reply in under 2 minutes.

The support told me to check my settings, still didn't work.

Sound notifications were not working, the support staff said 'check your computer is not muted' - what? Is this a phone company telling me to check my router is plugged in?

BUYER BEWARE - what a joke.

Overall: None, just a waste of my time.

A refreshing new product in chat industry but limited features!

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: Just like any other Freshdesk product, Freshchat is a refreshing new addition. We gave it a spin for few days as the free trial is a full feature one. The backend dashboard is very easy to use and you can customize the chat widget. The chat widget UI is clean and attractive. Overall, the limited features that it offers are done right.

Cons: Limited number of features. Even the full feature version has less features as compared to other providers. From email communications, I believe Freshchat people are adding more features in upcoming releases. Other similar tools like Resend.io or Tawk.to give many more features in free versions.

Overall: - Great interface for end customers
- Limited features, but done right
- Free trial available with full features to test
- Great customer support
- The backend dashboard UI is good

Good tool when getting started

Feb 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: They have a free plan which is pretty good but keep in mind, if you are chatting with customers at scale, their feature set is very limited. I would definitely keep them in mind because their products do mature quickly but at this time, they don't have the number one product on the market. But it is free so it is a great start.

Awesome Product!

Feb 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Smooth sailing all the way! we have been using freshchat since their beta days and we have never encountered a problem till date. Its easy to use and integration was super simple!

Easy to use chat

Feb 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use
Low cost
Nice design

Cons: Can't set out of hours
No mobile app

Overall: An easy and effective way to add chat facility to your online shop or website. Dealing with customers is simple enough, with an easy to use interface for both sides and the facility for customers to leave out of hours messages. My only gripe is that there's no way to set office hours so the icon could switch automatically to the "leave a message" version when we close for the day.

Nice product

Feb 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Comments: To this time it serves our needs well. Didn't have any problems with it since we are using it. It is a nice product.

great and simple tool

Jan 31, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The tool is pretty simple and easy to understand

Cons: I found a couple of issues and I had some questions but i didn't get any answer from customer support.
I would display and arrange the chats windows in a different way for
operators
Is not clear the difference between visitors and prospects. Some typical help messages on the sections could help a lot.
I would offer to users the chance to close the chat because some times is really annoying

Overall: I found a couple of issues and I had some questions but i didn't get any answer from customer support.
The tool is pretty simple and easy to understand
I would display and arrange the chats windows in a different way for
operators
Is not clear the difference between visitors and prospects. Some typical help messages on the sections could help a lot.
I would offer to users the chance to close the chat because some times is really annoying

Recommendations to other buyers: Mentioned above

Really interesting service

Jan 26, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We've been using other Fresh* -products for a couple of years. Freshchat has not yet been implemented/in use, but our experience with Freshsales/Freshdesk is so good, that I can recommend this product as well

Apr 11, 2018
1/5
Overall