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What is LiveChat?

LiveChat serves as a customer service platform with live chat support, help desk and web analytics functionalities, with the goal of allowing users to provide 24/7 support to customers.

The core feature of the software is its chat tool, where both service and sales team can answer customers' questions in real time. Online businesses can interact with customers on their website, to be more accessible. With LiveChat, users can identify people on the website and engage them using proactive chats. Users can also provide 24/7 support with asynchronous communication features.

LiveChat also comes with mobile applications for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices, allowing users to provide support to customers and answer their questions on the go.

LiveChat can be tried free for 14 days.

LiveChat Features

Chat Automation Features

  • Supported: Real-time messaging
  • Supported: Chat notifications
  • Supported: Prospecting
  • Supported: Third-party integrations
  • Supported: Chat widgets
  • Supported: Chat transfer

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Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesAll
Supported LanguagesAll

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LiveChat starts at $20.

LivePerson Conversation Cloud (LiveEngage), Olark, and Velaro Live Chat are common alternatives for LiveChat.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 7.3.

The most common users of LiveChat are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).

LiveChat Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)40%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)40%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)20%
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LiveChat is a versatile tool that is widely used by various organizations and businesses to enhance customer support and streamline communication processes. Customers appreciate the convenience of having real-time conversations with the Customer Care team, eliminating the need for phone calls or emails. Users have found LiveChat particularly useful in scenarios where they need assistance with loan-related questions, such as the Member Advocate and Goal Realignment teams at Happy Money. In addition, the software is utilized across entire websites to address user inquiries during sign-up processes for free seminars, ultimately leading to increased sign-ups. The ability to chat in real-time, providing location and webpage information, enhances the overall user experience and improves the quality of support provided by the customer service representatives.

Furthermore, LiveChat offers valuable insights into website visitors, allowing organizations to engage with interested individuals at the right time. This functionality serves multiple purposes, from guiding customers throughout their lifecycle and monitoring analytical data on website visitors to answering frequently asked questions and increasing sales. The software also facilitates seamless communication within organizations, enabling both in-house and external communication between team members, customers, and clients. The ease of use and reliable performance of LiveChat have been praised by users, making it a trusted solution for businesses seeking to improve customer interactions and provide efficient support.

Intuitive User Interface: Users find LiveChat's user interface to be intuitive and easy to navigate, making it simple for new users to understand how the program works. Many reviewers have expressed their appreciation for the simplicity and intuitiveness of LiveChat, which significantly reduces the time and resources required for training new employees.

Excellent Customer Support: Users highly praise the customer support provided by LiveChat. The support team is always on-hand to guide users in resolving any issues they encounter while using the program. Many reviewers have noted that LiveChat has one of the best user support teams they have encountered, with 24/7 online support and successful addressing of obstacles.

Helpful Support Materials: LiveChat provides users with a series of support materials, including short videos and articles, to guide them on different ways to maximize the benefits of the software. Reviewers appreciate receiving regular emails keeping them updated on newer ways to use LiveChat for great business effect. The availability of support materials and the proactive approach of the LiveChat team in providing guidance and tips is highly valued by many users.

High enterprise pricing: Many users feel that the enterprise pricing for LiveChat is too high, making it difficult for small businesses to justify. Some reviewers believe that there are cheaper alternatives available.

Difficulty managing active agents: Users find it challenging to manage the quantity of active agents when there are many customer care employees during one shift. This can lead to inefficiencies and confusion in handling customer chats.

System overload and slow performance: Some users experience system overload and slow performance when there are many customers waiting in a queue. This can result in delays in responding to customers and negatively impact the user experience.

Users commonly recommend LiveChat for its affordability compared to other chatting platforms, ease of use, and customer-friendly interface. They also appreciate LiveChat's professional and responsive customer support, easy integration, and good analytical data points on chat. Another common recommendation is for the automation, knowledge base options, and customizable look and feel that LiveChat provides. Users find LiveChat helpful in answering questions quickly, especially at late hours, and suggest trying it for adding live support via chat features on websites or Facebook pages. Overall, users highly value LiveChat for its simplicity, efficiency, and ability to connect with customers in real-time.

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use it for 2 use cases
-Assist the existing customers coming in our website to ask for product support
-Assisting prospects for Sales (the sales reps also use this product to talk to prospects in during a discovery on chat and giving out quick information on the pricing / solutioning)
Both the use cases are solved using the routing rules of this product.
  • The most important factor of Livechat is their own chat support, I had many requirement from the Sales Head, Support Head to implement features that I was unsure if the product could do. However, as I did the implementation one by one I constantly used the chat support which helped me step by step all the way.
  • The UX of the product is pretty simple and intuitive to use. There are quite a few features that we could easily plug and play. We tried going to the market to find a solution that could help us but they did not have as many out of the box features and simple to use
  • Their integration between LiveChat and ChatBot is pretty seamless and since both of them are from the same company, it's works pretty well.
  • We use the mid tier plan, our support lead did not get the reporting that he wanted to, however that was available on Enterprise which is expensive for us.
  • The pricing recently went through a huge change. It did affect us.
Pretty good with supervisor level access. Wherein a manager / lead can assist a new rep by supervising his chat.

The chat routing rules a pretty easy to use.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
This is currently being used by our whole company to support different products and problems. The product is specially useful to resolve quick and urgent problems as users prefer to chat rather than opening a ticket and waiting for an answer many hours later which is usually how tickets are handled in most companies.
  • fast
  • efficient
  • multitasking
  • n/a
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LiveChat is well suited for many cases across our products, for example when users are desperate to get help or urgently need to know something, it is much more efficient to open a request via LiveChat since the question will be easily answered in less than 5 minutes instead of creating ticket backlog that would take longer, its perfect suited for all companies that must help their customers to be honest.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our organization support staff was able to answer consumer questions within a few minutes, which left a deep impression on me. It includes many cool features that can help us provide better services to consumers. The link to our Facebook fan page is at the top of this feature list, allowing visitors to our page to chat with help agents in real-time without having to visit our website. At the same time, we use this excellent platform on our internal systems to help our system developers solve difficulties and continue to work in real-time. It includes everything we need and expect from an online chat in the customer support department.
  • It's simple to set up, configure, and use LiveChat. It has made a significant difference in how we connect with prospects who are in the stages of the business process.
  • We enjoy how simple it is, how it allows us to manage support queries in many languages, how it handles tickets, and how it handles reports.
  • We also enjoy how inexpensive it is in comparison to other options we've tried in the past. A straightforward chat platform that can be simply implemented into one or more websites.
  • Since I've been using this software, it's been fantastic. I'd say this is an easy-to-follow approach that helps you create solid client connections.
We needed a mechanism in place to make contact with visitors to our website easier. What we discovered is that it's an excellent tool for creating reports and dashboards that show how soon issues are handled. Our website can now be updated in real-time, and all of our internal teams are really excited to use this fantastic technology. I really recommend [LiveChat] to many friends and past colleagues.
Helen Kinnear | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We currently use live chat to effectively and efficiently communicate with our clients to provide a 24/7 contact service. It is used across our customer support function to enable us to quickly act upon and resolve and provide quick answers to our client's questions or issues. It bridges the gap between phone and email when our account managers are out of the office after the working day ends. It can also be used globally by all of our teams in all departments all over the globe.
  • Ability to save and categorize transcripts.
  • Pop ups when new chats come in.
  • Ability to accept or decline a chat depending on capacity.
  • Ability to pass a chat to another available agent.
  • Glitchy notification system at times..
  • If another window is accidentally opened, the live chat is terminated.
  • Would be good to integrate a notification system on the client or customer's end if they forget about the chat.
Live chat is great when looking to provide customers or clients with a quick and efficient way to contact the business. Live chat allows simple queries to be answered in a timely fashion reducing inbound emails and calls which take longer to deal with and resolve.
May 14, 2021

LiveChat review

Tigran Petrosyan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In our organization LiveChat is used primarily used by the customer support department. For each company who has hundred of thousand customers(like the bank that I am currently working) and a corresponding quantity of customer support specialists, it is hard to manage both the work of the agents and monitor the service provided to the customers. LiveChat is used to solve this problem.
  • It allows to mange full customer support process to see how many customer care specialists online.
  • If there are no customer care specialists in the system (this can occur primarily in the night shifts) LiveChat allows customer to get a ticket and ask a question. When the [actual] customer care specialists are back they can answer the question and send it to the email that was provided on ticket.
  • It allows to supervise the conversation between your specialists and the customer. For example, if there is a problematic situation or there is a new employee in the customer care department and you want to rate their writing skills you can enter and see their past chats and how they managed to answer questions that were given them by the customers.
  • It allows to transfer chats between agents. This can help you if the customer chose the wrong group for asking a question.
  • It gives an opportunity to write direct messages to your clients when they are online.
  • It allows customer care specialists to tag chats. This can help you to understand from which section customers have most questions and include them in the F.A.Q of your website.
  • It has a limited amount of agents, so when you have many customer care employees during one shift it is hard to manage the quantity of active agents.
  • When system is overloaded and many customers are waiting in a queue it starts to works slowly (sometimes the program even lags) and you need to refresh the system to write a message.
  • Occasionally when you open a new tab, you might lose your current conversation.
I would highly recommend LiveChat. Despite small problems it is great for dealing with customer problems and making your customer support much better. I personally used it [for] three months as a intern in our bank's customer care division and and I mostly had great experience while using it. LiveChat would be especially well suited for large firms, who have a lot of customers. If you have a relatively small firm, I would personally recommend you to acquire a software that is more affordable.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using LiveChat across our entire organization as a way to consolidate customer requests and leads from all of our combined websites, social media accounts, and chat options into one, easy to use platform. It makes it much easier to respond promptly to clients and eliminates the need to have 4-5 different programs open.
  • Really simple, easy to use interface.
  • Excellent analytics and reporting setup.
  • Makes it very simple to transfer an existing chat session to a more appropriate individual or team.
  • Price point is a little on the high side, making it difficult for some small businesses to justify.
  • When monitoring chats from a manager standpoint, there seems to be an inherent delay; it does not appear to be instantaneous.
  • Very minor, but the chat widget sound options can be annoying, and wish there were more available options in order to allow employees to differentiate their own sessions if their desks are near one another.
After about a year of use, I cannot find any major downside to this program. It provides an easy, convenient way for customers to contact any member of our staff, consolidates all of the sessions in a daily report, gives reminders if questions have been unanswered, really, everything just works. As a multi-franchise auto dealer, we have six separate websites each with sections for sales, parts, accessories, service, and body shop, as well as myriad social media accounts, and the ability to just have one tool in order to control all these communications is invaluable and makes responding to questions far easier.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is being used by our customer support analysts. This software has really intensified the way we communicate with our clients. We are able to provide quick resolutions to our most important clients. The tickets and live chat feature really is a great tool and also acts as a time saver.
  • Real time chats.
  • Tickets.
  • Reliability.
  • Fast implementation.
  • Cannot change appearance of chats.
  • Price can be a bit high.
  • Unable to set auto replies.
We have incorporated this software to our websites so that customers can reach out to us and we can solve their problems as quick as possible. It is a fast and reliable means of communication which has sometimes prevent customers to send an email or call us which is a great thing to save time.
Ashia Ackov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are currently using LiveChat to answer our players' questions from our Mobile Game Studio. Sometimes there are bugs that need to be addressed and with LiveChat, we can handle them pretty quickly. Our Social Media Department uses this software but anyone in the company can learn it quickly. Very easy to use.
  • LiveChat has an easy to navigate UI. Most of the tabs you need are on the left and self explanatory.
  • If the team itself has any issues with the software, there is a small help tab on the bottom right for immediate tech support. Not sure if it is 24/7 but quick response.
  • There is also a "Reports" tab that makes it easy for the management department to keep track of tickets answered and task to assign.
  • We had to hire someone to add it to our website because it requires code to be added.
  • They have a marketplace inside the app to purchase add-ons. Would be nice if they were included in the LiveChat package instead of having a subscription here and there.
  • Other than that, everything else is very convenient for our team.
I would recommend LiveChat for the reasons mentioned before. It is very easy to use and even if you are not familiar with chat support software, It is even easier to learn. It has an easy, open UI with the main tabs on the left and customer support for your team if you should ever need it. We only needed it during set-up with the coding.
Cristina Gonzales | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our Medical Device company is using LiveChat within our Customer Care Department to easily have conversations with our Customers regarding product questions, troubleshooting online issues, and providing updates to orders that are processing. It allows our customers to have accessibility to our Customer Care team without having to call or email us.
  • LiveChat can be easily customized for every business.
  • LiveChat allows a quick answer to FAQ's and online issues.
  • LiveChat has a mobile app [that] is really helpful when you're away from the office.
  • Reporting can be improved.
  • Customer[s] should be able to upload images.
LiveChat is great with allowing the customer to ask a quick question and allow quick Customer Care interactions which [alleviate] the customer having to call or email the team. However if a customer is contacting us regarding receiving damaged product and such, it will not allow the customer to attach an image which is not convenient for the customer or our company.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As a business, we use LiveChat within our high-contact client-facing team to facilitate real-time communication. Regarding the business problems it helps us address, we are much better at meeting our SLAs and response times than we are using more traditional methods of communication such as email or scheduled phone calls.
  • Easy to train staff on.
  • A real-time method of communication.
  • User friendly for client usage.
  • Better user experience on mobile devices.
  • Better integration within Salesforce. Can take some time to update.
I believe that LiveChat is well suited for scenarios where agents are handling straightforward day to day queries as it allows them to respond to clients in real-time and they can handle multiple chats at once. I believe it is less useful in situations where a relationship needs to be built with the client, or when tackling complex issues which need to be discussed back and forth.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have two departments within Happy Money that use LiveChat's services. Our Member Advocate (Customer Service Representatives) and Goal Realignment (Financial Collections) team use LiveChat in order to assist Members and applicants with questions on how to receive a loan. With this program, we are able to chat in real-time with customers, view their location and data services and see which webpage they are on when chatting in.
  • Efficiency.
  • Providing real-time data.
  • Able to provide canned responses to ease off extended typing.
  • Sometimes LiveChat will fizzle out and your chat will be sent to another representative.
  • The program will freeze often.
  • I would like to see even more customization.
I definitely believe that all customer service companies should use LiveChat as a program, as it is very easy to use, provides tracking data and archives all chats for review. When an applicant is coming into a chat after receiving an error, we are able to view where within the application they received the error. This provides better insight on how to assist the customer and provide accurate details to the engineering team, especially if the issue is front or back end.
November 04, 2019

LiveChat Accessibility

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Big companies like PayPal and Adobe trust the service of LiveChat which is very convenient for those who don't have time to talk on the phone since they are always busy with their computers on a daily basis plus it is fast. Fast chat support means more satisfaction for the clients and even more sales. Complaints and other concern can be addressed right away with ease thus increasing trust between the business owners and their clients.
  • Provided quick access to respond to queries and complaints.
  • Convenient to use for all ages.
  • Big and small enterprises use this product to cater to their client's needs.
  • It is a little expensive compared to others.
  • Modify automatic greeting to make it more appealing.
  • More chat agents.
Good for every business but not for the new ones since it is a little bit expensive. This is quite accessible and very easy to use for customers who want to reach the store or enterprise for whatever concern they may have. I hope it will become more affordable for small types of businesses too.
Jason Shindler | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is used across the whole organization's web site. We use it to try and answer user's questions or concerns as they are signing up for our free seminars. Users are prompted to a "chat" or "leave a message" depending on our operator's availability. It helps avoid unnecessary phone calls and helps make it more likely that people will sign up for our seminars.
  • Prompts users to chat
  • Chats with users
  • Creates tickets in cases where we don't have an operator available.
  • It could integrate better with Google Analytics or other products we use better.
  • It could provide more information about users besides page visiting, location, and browser.
  • It could be faster to load.
It is great to use when the web site user is making a buying decision or signing up for a free product. It can help the user get answers to questions that they were wondering about that may stop them from making a purchase. It can help make the web site appear more responsive to the user's needs.
Abimbola Kolor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
LiveChat is used as the support medium available to visitors to our website. It is used primarily by the sales department, however, we have occasionally when it is used by the engineering department,account department etc in cases where an inquiry made by a website visitor is specific to a department within the organization.
  • Simplicity: LiveChat is simple and intuitive to use. Before LiveChat, we would arrange weeks of training sessions to train new employees on how to efficiently use our helpdesk solution. However since we adapted LiveChat as our helpdesk program, we spend between a few hour to a few days of instructional guidance and new employees are good to begin using LiveChat.
  • In the above context, LiveChat has saved my organization financial resources.
  • LiveChat integrates well with our primary social media page - Facebook. With the Facebook/LiveChat integration, visitors to our Facebook brand page have been able to chat up a customer support agent on my team, without their leaving the Facebook interface.
  • LiveChat thrives well in the area of support it provides teams and sales departments. Apart from the regular 24/7 support which we make use of ,whenever we run into obstacles using LiveChat , we also get support materials from LiveChat team members like Jacob Arent, Mary Jaksch etc. These Support materials usually involve tips and real life experience story’s detailing how teams can increase sales conversions by leveraging on the enormous possibilities LiveChat presents teams.
  • LiveChat has been fantastic with its integration. At the moment, we integrate LiveChat with MailChimp and Salesforce. Thus resulting to increased website visitor to customer conversion.
  • LiveChat needs to expand the functionality of the LiveChat smartphone app. At the moment, apart from basic live conversation with website visitors, the LiveChat mobile app. Is unusable for tasks like responding to customer tickets ,editing user profiles on the LiveChat dashboard etc.
LiveChat is the one software I will recommend for website based customer support service. I will also recommend this program for teams looking to cut their financial budget expended towards training new team members to use software.With a tool like LiveChat, there is very minimal training required before a team member is able to adequately take charge of the software. When compared to alternative support mediums like a support email or call center support, I will suggest a LiveChat backed app/website support for teams (small, medium, and large).This alternative is cheaper and makes it very easy for support agents to multi-task by addressing multiple web visitors at the same time.
Dominic Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use LiveChat as an inbound communication resource for both sales and support for our software. We are looking in to ways to use the product within our other departments. It's main feature is reducing the barrier of entry for communication with one of those team members, for those that have phone anxiety or simply want to interact with the site at the same time.
  • Inbound communication
  • Easy transfers
  • Easy UI
  • Excellent supervisor tools.
  • I feel like the system could be optimized to use fewer resources. It does seem to create a slowdown at times.
  • It doesn't notify you if you've been disconnected.
It thrives in situations where your company needs to reach inbound clients over text. It's less appropriate if they prefer another means of communication. Perhaps these options could be implemented. If it gave an option to attach phone or email contact options it would be very helpful. I assume this is not the case because of a conflict of interest.
Miguel Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
This program has allowed us to have contact with people who need advice in the area of socio-productive projects. It is used by the Department of Citizen Services, and from there we give answers to the questions and concerns that users have. Through this chat we have done studies of usability to information collection systems and it has saved us a lot of time. We have also been able to be more in touch with the people who need us and we have been able to give the necessary advice. We have addressed several operational problems with this tool. It really works for us
  • It helps you to be connected with many people, no matter where they are.
  • You have a free trial for 30 days, which allows you to familiarize yourself with the software before using it.
  • Many people do not like the price. They consider it high and that makes the program unattractive
  • The application for the cell phone is not pleasant and there are problems when deleting some messages
When you have a good product that offers solutions to a group of people, and you want to have contact with users to explain what the product is about, LiveChat is the program that will help you do that. The use of this software provides information to people about something. That is the strength of this program.

It is a schedule that should not be used with friends chat or to meet someone. It must be a strict business program.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I get instant connection to my customers with tons of features, customizations, and robust reporting. What I like most about LiveChat is it's reliability. When I began researching chat applications to recommend to a client for use in their recruiting efforts, I found a lot of options. I also found a lot of issues. Many of the applications I looked at were complicated and glitchy. Then I found LiveChat. LiveChat just worked. It was solid application whether online or on my desktop and it handled chat conversations reliably while offering all the features I was looking for in a manned chat application. When I spoke with a representative from the company, I found out why. LiveChat set out from the beginning to be a manned chat solution and to be the best in the business. I was kind of disappointed with this at the beginning, because I was hoping for a solution to handle both manned and bot style chats. LiveChat didn't have bots, but they were so far above every other manned chat platform, that I had to choose them. Incidentally, they have developed a bot situation since I first signed up with them and it is just as robust. It's called and I highly recommend it. BotEngine integrates seamlessly with LiveChat and both applications work reliably with Facebook Messenger, Web Pages, Landing Pages, and more. LiveChat offers tons of customization, professional looking interfaces, and robust reporting. I can easily use it on my desktop computer, my notebook, my tablet, or my phone. And just like I said before, it just works
  • Chat is instant, fast reply and has appropriate geo-location.
  • LiveChat is easy to use and very convenient to have on our portal. This is due to faster assistance to our customers instead of them communicating via phone or Email that could take a little longer to get to. Our customers liked that they do not have to wait long for questions that arise. This program is great to have for customer service.
  • Live Chat is super easy to use and our reps have no complaints. We have had a great experience with our customers as well and implementing it onto our website. Customers can easily speak to a real person through chat and get a fast response. We can see what customers are typing so we can prepare to answer quickly and with enough time to provide the best answer.
  • Our business (online web forms and databases) suggests that the guys from technical support have to communicate with dozens of clients every day. LiveChat helped us to set quality work in this direction. This program has a thoughtful functionality, and it allows me, as the owner of the company, to control employees. Our employees, in turn, have easily organized and configured communication with customers. Now the consultations are easy and painless.
  • LiveChat does such a perfect job for me that in my over one year access to this software, there has been no complaint.
  • Inability to respond to tickets opened by our customer via the LiveChat smartphone app is my only reservation thus far with this solution.
  • I dislike how basic the LiveChat mobile app. is, only allowing chat conversations between agents and website visitors.
We are a 3rd party company using LiveChatInc app as our platform to serve our industry, and it's been great. I tried several others, and there were functions I liked, but in the end, we came back to LiveChat because of their ease of use, support, and some unique capabilities other chat companies didn't have. There are a couple of important changes we would love to see to make it more customization, but overall, I would recommend it highly. I've tested at least 4 of the "top" live chat apps out there but we came back to this one, as it was the best overall. First of all the support team is very friendly and helpful. This is key and they have always tried their best to help, and were open to my feedback on improvements that could be made. It is very easy to use, very intuitive. It also has some unique features I've not found in other live chat apps (example: auto greetings to customers are personal, and come specifically from one of my live chat experts. Other platforms I've used, it sends a generic auto invite, and the customer has to ACCEPT to chat, before they are connected with an agent. We have compared, and this one feature makes our take rate (customer engages in a chat) much higher, due to it being a personal invitation by one of our reps.
Florence Bawah | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
My organization uses LiveChat as a medium to support users of our product and services anytime they encounter difficulties using one of our product or another. Our users can either chat directly with a customer care representative or open a ticket if there is no customer representative available to respond to them; which is the case during weekends and national holidays.
  • I love the LiveChat Chatbot - Botengine. Botengine has taken a lot of chat sessions off the desk of the customer care team. We have long realized that at least half of our users who talk to us online basically just ask very simple questions; whose answers sometimes are even on the website.
  • This is where Botengine comes in. Botengine simply points them to where the answer lies and that saves the customer care team from one extra chat duty.
  • I also love the CANNED RESPONSE feature LiveChat provides users. A lot of users who contact us simply ask the same questions: questions we have responded to over and over again.
  • Rather than having to type a response to these questions when they are asked again, we simply save a CANNED RESPONSE addressing them and the next time anyone asks any of such questions; we recall the response with a few keyboard strokes.
  • Probably my favorite feature on LiveChat is the analytics. Apart from the basic information we get about every website visitor, I also receive daily emails from LiveChat providing me insights into the performance of my team over the course of the day.
  • Via this report, I know the number of total chats we responded to, the percentile of visitors who loved the chat agent performance and the percentile of visitors who weren't impressed.
  • We are also able to know the number of chats we missed for the day. The email also contains a percentile for the total performance for the day and this makes it easy to follow the performance as I simply look at the percentile rating and compare with what we have had in the past few days.
  • I have got reservations about the VISITOR BANNING feature. This feature, while it has been handy for banning spammers, we have discovered that it only bans a visitors' IP address, thus such web visitor can simply access the website via another internet network IP without any obstacle. Maybe we can have a situation where a users' MAC address can be banned alongside the IP?
LiveChat is the most suitable Helpdesk solution for teams. Be it small startup teams, medium-sized organizations, and large organizations; the ability for LiveChat to scale is unbelievable. We have had situations where we moved from the regular tens of chats a day to hundreds of chats in a day, without having any problem. The customer support team at LiveChat have also been doing a fantastic work, which has only made it pleasant doing business with LiveChat.
CYNTHIA AVEH | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
LiveChat acts as an internet-based window through which prospective clients, customers and business partners can get across to any of the teams in my organization, be it the customer care team (support), product team or marketing team either via their smartphones, tablet or personal/desktop computer. While selecting a help-desk solution for my team, we were seeking for a tool which would offer us speed and visibility and that is just what we have gotten. So far, so good.
  • LiveChat opened a door to non-stop possibilities VIA the amount of customization freedom it has afforded my team. We are allowed to customize the interface of our LiveChat window. We have also leveraged the JavaScript portion of the LiveChat API to stipulate how we want our chat window to behave and work. We also regularly customize agent profiles and engagement graphics.
  • User support - We patronize a few software startups in my current team, and over the years at different organizations where I worked, I also had the opportunity to use various software and I still cannot think of any of these software companies who have got a better user support team than LiveChat. The Livechat support team is online 24/7 and have successfully addressed our obstacles on every occasion, where we have had a reason or two to reach out to them.
  • Apart from the above support sphere, which is what is expected from a support team anyways; the LiveChat support team also periodically sends us newsletters highlighting newer ways via which we can maximize the effect of LiveChat on our business operations.
  • Insights - Every entrepreneur loves insights and I am not an exception; especially when these insights is not really what you have paid for, therefore technically free. For example, I receive an email from LiveChat at the end of my day at work detailing the performance of our customer support efforts for the day, these emails easily gives me a picture in a matter of seconds on how much our performance has either improved or decreased from the previous day.
  • LiveChat further provides me tickets reports which I have got access to anytime I desire. The LiveChat ticket reportage provides me with a concise analysis on the number of tickets our clients opened over a given period, the amount of time it took the support team to respond to such tickets, how quickly or slowly the ticket was solved, ticket resolution time and so much more.
  • Maybe LiveChat needs to learn a bit of workflow from Intercom even though I admit Intercom isn't really a full LiveChat program but rather a bit of everything. I like how on the Intercom helpdesk solution, users are able to customize specific messages to web visitors depending on the website page they are or their activity on the website. This will be a great improvement on Livechat.
  • Also on Intercom, the workflow is smoother; I, as an agent, can easily introduce a fellow agent into a correspondence I am having with a customer agent by simply typing their name. And bravo, the agent joins the conversation.
LiveChat ticks all of the expectations a customer care department or team can anticipate from a helpdesk tool. It is cheap and affordable for small teams. It is fast, mobile compatible and provides teams with extra icing on the Cake from what they have paid for.

LiveChat is perfect for measuring sales conversions especially in a small team like ours, where everyone takes on multiple hats and, as such, it is important to measure the amount of sales activity or influence of every member of the team who has contributed at the end of a specific period.
LiveChat is suitable for teams who like to measure the performance of their customer care department on a day to day basis. With the LiveChat daily chat summary, team leads are better equipped to actualize this.

Anthonia Aveh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
LiveChat is used by both the customer service and sales department. We use Livechat to provide quick response to our clients and customers in real time. LiveChat serves as the fastest and easiest means through which customers and clients can reach out to the Fidelity Bank customer support team.
  • LiveChat automatically routes chats to the next available agent, depending on the chat limit for our agents. We currently program our Livechat program to route returning web visitors to customer care agents with whom they have communicated within time past, who probably have built a chemistry with them. For new web visitors, they are assigned to the next available customer support agent.
  • It is the usual practice for customers to send an email, if they need to show a support agent a document, especially during KYC procedures. However, with our LiveChat, customers are able to send files to the support via the Livechat widget. This ensures we are able to resolve customers issues faster, and reduces the need for back and forth emails.
  • LiveChat's engagement graphic have been useful in making more website visitors be aware of the presence of the LiveChat support interface. Also, it has encouraged web visitors to chat up a support agent if they have a complaint or question; they will like to see addressed. There are a variety of LiveChat engagement graphic to pick from like Eyecatchers, customized greeting graphic and custom chat buttons.
  • LiveChat's smartphone app. is used by customer service agents to communicate when we are working from home and multi-tasking at the same time connecting with customers. However the nature of LiveChat's smartphone app. means we always still need to login to our laptop to respond to tickets created by customers because the current Livechat feature does not create a room for the customer care team to respond to Livechat tickets, except real-time chat with customers.
LiveChat is appropriate for a customer care team which wants to communicate with its customers and users via a web interface chat system. In terms of scalability, when compared with other support mediums, it is the most efficient and the cheapest support medium amongst the many support means via which customers can reach out to my firms support team.
Naomi Tenabe | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
LiveChat provides our customers with yet another medium to reach out to the sales and marketing team for ideas, feedback, complaints about the products and services we at FCMB offer them as customers or potential customers. While it was probably meant to serve web visitors who stumbled on our website to ask questions, it is now the fastest means for an FCMB customer to get a fast response to whatsoever question or complaint they have about our services.
  • LiveChat is very easy to setup. At my former place of work, I saw firsthand the ease at which Livechat could be installed unto a company's website or mobile app. I expect this to be probably the same situation with most other helpdesk solutions; be it or be it not, I see fast, easy setup as a plus.
  • LiveChat provides standard reports for the sales and marketing team to be able to measure our performance over a specified period of time. Either in a day, week, or month. From the weekly chat summaries which give a breakdown of the helpdesk departments performance for that week to the daily chat summaries; which provides us with a snapshot of the average positive and negative rating we get.
  • Overall, LiveChat's standard analytical reports are every marketer's dream come true, as it assists in having a mental picture of how impressive or badly we have served our customers and what we can do to serve them better, or improve on our shortcoming.
  • LiveChat is the king of customization. Every marketing team patronizing Livechat can attest to the unlimited amount of tweaks that can be applied to make Livechat fit into the taste and expectation of a marketing team's need. We are able to determine the color of our chat widget, select our preferred chat pop-up icon, set timers for when customers can contact us on Livechat etc
  • Our in-house Livechat administrator does not have full control over our chat history. We are not even able to delete any chat history, except we contact the Livechat team and they get to do it by themselves.
  • There is no ability to use canned responses on the LiveChat smartphone app. and I cannot seem to understand why this is the case.
  • LiveChat's shortcomings for me has to do with its mobile app. It only does the basic function of enabling us to chat with customers and then nothing. We are unable to respond to tickets via the mobile app, edit agent profiles or make any customization changes whatsoever.
LiveChat is perfect as a website or smartphone app chat agent via which users can reach out to product administrators if they encounter obstacles or setbacks while using a product. It is also a perfect program for marketing teams who need extra insights into characteristics of their web traffic. Which can come in handy towards improving their marketing efforts.
Marlon Seijas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our organization works in the financing of projects, and in this sense we install the tool so that customers do not have to move to our offices to raise an impact on the development of the project, either with a document that is being processed or there is a problem in the bank to make a disbursement. And to resolve the problems with the clients it was necessary that the department in charge of leading the life of the project take care of LiveChat. This decision brought with it a saving of time to the clients, in the planning of the project and lower operative cost.
  • Nothing is more important than live communication. Nowadays we can not do without a tool of this level
  • A company must know how to read the client's needs, in some cases, we must respond to the monitoring of the product we sell and the client also wants to know the status of their situation.
  • It allows proportional correct and defined information with the policy of the company. The definition of help articles in the knowledge base and the predefined answers provide truthful and official information.
  • The fundamental thread of real communication is lost, since you can not really see the other person and sometimes people do not know what they think, that is, they do it without feelings, simply to cheer up the other person.
  • The fundamental meaning of a conversation that can not see what the other person thinks or feels due to lack of facial expressions or voice is lost. This is a clear disadvantage.
This tool should be used for medium companies that have a number of employees where the implementation of this activity is a leap forward and not a burden or become an adornment of the company. The idea is to make chat your presentation letter or an innovative post-sale service. Certainly, my experience has shown me that it is not necessary to install this app when we are in a process of formation in a company since in this phase personal communication is necessary since we must make ourselves known by the environment. Time and needs will tell us when the time is right to install this technology, although there are always visionaries in life and this will definitely change.
Jordan Linford | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use LiveChat as our main chat on our Impartner website. It gives us really good insights into our website visitors and helps us catch people right when they are interested.
  • Cookies and history tracking. We are able to pick up right where we left off with returning users
  • The app is awesome, haven't found one this good. It allows sales teams to be as available as they want to be.
  • Engaging leads on the site proactively is really helpful.
  • The round robin capabilities could be more robust, espeically in regards to geography.
  • More customized look and feel.
Very good for traffic coming to the site to learn more. I don't really see a use for tech support, more so that handing off chats or logging them in Salesforce seems cumbersome.
Amarachi Okere | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

We have used Livechat in the past three year period to stay in touch with our clients and users whenever encounter rough waters during the course of using our services at Jobberman. It is an expedited process for a client to get a fast response from the company.

When clients make an attempt to reach us by phone; they may get frustrated by the queue. Emailing too could take a few days to receive a response, however, the live chat team is available every minute of the day; seven days a week.

  • Livechat provides us with key statistics regarding the customer care team; this to me is like Coffee and Bread for businesses interested in measuring customer service performance. These stats. provided us by Livechat enable management to measure the current outlook of the customer service team.Example of stats. provided us by Livechat include: Chat staffing prediction, chat satisfaction metric, average chat duration, agent activity, goal report etc
  • Every chat conversation between an agent and a client or user can be accessed at any time in future. Leveraging on LiveChat's filtering feature, we are able to search for conversations by searching for certain phrase queries, or searching by the agent who handled the chat. This makes it easy to review past conversation between the customer service team and our users.
  • LiveChat informs us when the client/user reads our chat message; just like they also know when we have read their chat messages. It is called the DELIVERY STATUS feature and this helps improve the flow of conversations between the helpdesk team and web visitors, eliminating the need for unnecessary follow -up chat messages.
  • We are unable to make use of the Canned response feature on the Livechat mobile app.
  • Also, Livechat seems to load slowly on a certain browser like UC and Edge browser, forcing us to stick to just Chrome to access Livechat.
Livechat is very well suited for use on websites, as it has got a great mobile compatibility; which ensures it offers the same quality screen experience across all devices.

Livechat does a good job in the aspect of web visitor chat ratings. This Livechat feature enables web visitors to use the "Thumbs up" and "Thumbs down" icon to rate the quality of service they get from a helpdesk agent, immediately after a chat is completed. Chat rating enables helpdesk agents to know when they are doing a good job and also does give them an idea when their performance doesn't meet the expectation of a client. Overall, it helps the quality assurance team at Jobberman to effectively rate the performance of individual helpdesk agents.

Adenike Omoboriowo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use LiveChat to quickly and efficiently manage our customers' complaints, queries, reviews, and expectations. With LiveChat, we are able to seamlessly monitor our customers' needs and interests. It has also been helpful in terms of analyzing the effect of our marketing campaigns; allowing us to know what works and what doesn't work.

  • ENGAGEMENT GRAPHICS - This is very helpful to trigger web visitors to start a chat with our support agent. An example of a LiveChat engagement graphic is the eye-catcher. The eye-chat is an editable graphic at the low lefthand side of our website, which helps ensure that web visitors are made aware of the option to chat with a rep. on the website.
  • NOTIFICATION - Livechat has got an effective visual and sound notification system. These notification system helps ensure that no chat or new message goes unnoticed. We are also able to select which of the notifications work best for us.
  • I probably wondered why LiveChat had not yet introduced a Bot for their chat service, which would have helped businesses reduce some of the workload on agents. This they have now done around seven months ago with the launch of the LiveChat Botengine.
  • LiveChat doesn't integrate with most CRM and for the ones, it does integrate with like Salesforce; took us days of back and forth email our technical team and theirs to fix.
LiveChat is the perfect tool to stay in touch with people on our website and guide them to the right action or direction on the website. LiveChat makes it easy for teams to measure their support service performance, by looking up the grade given them by web visitors at the end of a chat session. LiveChathelps remove the customer inquiry workload on the call center support and email support service at Iroko tv, as it is a much more effective means to respond to customers faster and in the process get rid of long web visitor queues.
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