In the emerging world of social media, it’s becoming increasingly costly and difficult for brands to manage their customer engagement at scale. SocialConnect extends LivePerson’s conversational commerce platform into the world of social media making it easier for brands to interact with consumers over Twitter and Facebook through a single platform, LiveEngage.
For each new channel, conversations can take place both in public (Twitter Tweet that mention the brand and Facebook Page posts and comments), in private (Twitter DMs and Facebook Messenger), or a mix of public and private message in the same conversation.

This new functionality is built on top of the LiveEngage platform so all existing messaging functionality, including reporting and AI capabilities will work out of the box. In addition to enabling new communication channels, SocialConnect will add:

  • A new agent widget (Social Widget) to provide additional context and functionality
  • A separate UI for system and channel configuration

Why brands should use SocialConnect

With SocialConnect, brands can gain operational efficiencies by consolidating their digital customer care into a single tool, LiveEngage. SocialConnect expands LiveEngage to the most popular social media channels, enabling brands to respond to customers on messaging and social channels. It also reduces operational overhead by simplifying training, and shift management. Finally, SocialConnect applies the power of LiveEngage reporting, analytics, automations and artificial intelligence to brand’s social care.

Social Connect channels and capabilities

You can connect one or more social accounts to SocialConnect from the below channels.

Customers can connect multiple accounts from the same channel type.

Facebook

The product will listen to:

  • Public comments, replies and posts created on a brand’s Facebook public page
  • Private Direct Messages (DMs) sent to the brand through Facebook Messenger

Agents will be able to respond with:

  • Public Replies to comments and posts
  • Private DMs through Facebook Messenger
  • Supported message types: text, text with link to initiate a DM conversation (Public only), images, and GIFs

Twitter

The product will listen to:

  • Public Tweets that contain an @mention of a specific brand (e.g. “@Spotify Hey” or any reply to a brand’s tweet)
  • Private DMs sent to the brand's account

Agents will be able to respond with:

  • Public Replies to Tweets
  • Private DMs
  • Supported message types: text, text with link to initiate a DM conversation (Public only), images, and GIFs

For more information on SocialConnect and how to get started, please see the user guide