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Enable Chat Attachments

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Attachment support in the Flex UI allows agents and customers to share files such as documents and images over a chat channel. To enable the web chat attachment pilot you’ll need to be on Flex UI 1.20 and Flex Web Chat 2.5.

You have to enable chat attachments in both the Flex UI and Web Chat UI.

Enabling attachments in Flex UI

To enable chat attachments in the Flex UI, visit the pre-release features page within Flex Admin.

Enable attachments in WebChat UI

To enable sending attachments between agents and customers, add the following code to Flex Web Chat UI webchat-appConfig.js configuration files.

fileAttachment: {
   enabled: true
 }

Enable read-only mode for Flex UI or WebChat UI

If you want to limit users (customers or agents) from sending attachments but still want he to be able to see and download attachments sent to them, then you can configure attachments feature to be in readOnly mode.

fileAttachment: {
readOnly: true
}

Default Configuration

The default configuration allows the following files types to be sent. The file can be up to 10Mb in size.

Images Documents
.jpeg, .jpg, .png, .gif .txt, .pdf

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