# Send Message Step
After creating your first flow, open it, click "Edit Flow", have your bot side by side and here we go! 😆
Let's take Facebook as an example. Other flows share similar processes where the main difference is message type.
A few simple steps to send out your first message:
- click the green start point
- in the edit panel, "Select Next Step"
- choose "Send Message" step
- click the "Send Message" step
- click text type message
- enter your message
That's it! Let's test!
Congrats! Your bot is working now. 🤖🤖
Let me show you some more details about Send Message step. Check by type below:
# Message Type in Common
# Send Text / Variable
UChat has integrated with Grammarly to help you get your expression perfect.
By clicking "</>", you can insert emojis or variable values. This is how you display your information to users.
# Send Image / Audio / Video / File
Generally, there are 4 ways:
- upload from your system
- from an URL link (recommended)
You can search pictures online and copy their direct URL links. Alternatively, you can upload photos to your server or photo storage from other third parties, then get your direct URL links. Direct URL link means the link is pointing to a specific photo, not a website, ending with .jpg or .png, etc. Take the link in the above picture for an example.
- search from GIFs gallery
UChat provide you with a GIFs gallery, you can search what you need here.
- from Library
Library is the place you can see all the photos you have uploaded before. So that you don't need to re-upload the same photos, just select in your library.
# Facebook - Send Message
Facebook allows the bot to send texts with 3 buttons and 10 quick replies at most.
# Send Text with Button & Quick Reply
The difference between button and quick reply:
|buttons||once sent, always in the conversation to be pressed|
|quick reply||similar to button, but disappear when used|
Try to add some buttons, quick replies and test it. You will see their differences.
# Send Card
Card is used to display a serious of information nicely like product information. There are 4 factors in a card, picture, title, subtitle and button.
Please note that to show a card, you must have a title and at least one other factor.
# Send "For Each"
This message type is also showing cards but in a more automatic way. With "For Each", you don't need to type in each card yourself. It automatically displays all items in a JSON variable. Check Action Step - JSON Operation.
# Send Dynamic Content
Dynamic content helps you send out API requests to your server or a third-party server to display response from them. Check Action Step - External Request.
# Send Ecommerce Product
Check Ecommerce for how to setup and use built-in ecommerce system.
# WhatsApp - Send Message
Message type with WhatsApp:
# Send Location
Search the location you would like to send on a map, then right-click to copy its latitude and longitude value:
Enter your location name, paste the data and add a label if needed.
# Voice - Send Message
# Send Text / Audio
You can have the bot read out the text with a specified language or record your own audio and upload it.
for voice bot, you can set a default language at the Start Point or set it separately for each send message/question step.
# SMS - Send Message
SMS bot can send only text and image.
# WeChat - Send Message
WeChat allows the bot to send texts with 10 buttons at most. Message type with WeChat:
# Send Article
This is how it looks like in the chat:
# Send Mini Program
You can also send mini-programs that associates with your official account.
# Telegram - Send Message
Telegram flow is our newly added flow type. It is similar to Facebook flow except for some exclusive features with Facebook. Please check Facebook flow for guidance for now. Text tutorial about Telegram flow will be updated shortly.