Setting up your account

How to start sending and receiving messages

It's easy to start using your new Converso account!

Nobody likes reading a long user guide, so this article is designed to give admins (rather than agents) a quick guide on how to set up your account ready for your team to start messaging your contacts. It should take around 5 minutes (ish) to read.

Please read the other documents in this knowledge base for more in depth descriptions of features and how to use your account.

There's also a checklist of items here.

Take the tour

Firstly, go to the flag icon in the top right of your screen to start the product tour, which will give you a good overview on where key features are, and how to use them:

Add users

An admin can add colleagues as new users by going to Settings > Users. Click on the Add user button and add the new user's details.

The new user will then receive an email with their login details (email as username, and a new password). They can then change their password when they first login.

Users are provisioned at two levels: agent or admin.

Admin has access to all functionality across all groups (admin role for just a group will be added later). You can create multiple admin users if you wish.

Agents are more restricted in use - they can't access settings, can't delete contacts, conversations or invoices, and can't edit any inputs in group admin. They also have no visibility of Message templates (under group admin).

Agents can though assign a conversation to themselves or another agent. They can also close a conversation as long as the conversation was assigned to them.

When a new user is added, they are automatically included as a member in the first group (General).

Connect on webchat

You can live chat with customers on your website by configuring your widget, and then embedding it on your webpage - more details here. This takes just a few minutes to get up and running!

All chats are received in the team inbox and can be assigned to team members for effective team collaboration.

Set up your AI Agent

You can easily set up your AI Agent to manage chats with customers and employees, over either webchat, WhatsApp or SMS. Just head here for further details.

Import contacts

You can import your contacts via CSV - just go to contacts and click on Import Contacts and follow the instructions. For more details, please see the article here.

If you already have saved contacts, any new import will look for mobile number and then email, and if there is a match, the existing saved record will remain, with updates applied where appropriate from the imported data.

You can also import contacts from Xero and Quickbooks (see below).

Connect to WhatsApp

To connect to WhatsApp, please go to Settings > Integrations, and click on Connect to WhatsApp to get connected.

Please read this article here for more details.

Some key steps to remember as part of your WhatsApp set up:

Remember to save your business logo as part of your profile on your 360dialog account, or on your WhatsApp Business Account. This will then appear on the top of all of your customer chats on your customer's device.

Also, create your message templates at your 360dialog client hub (360dialog provide access to the WhatsApp Business API). This is located at

Message templates will then be able to initiate new outbound conversations with clients - you can find out more info on how to create templates here.

Send out notifications to customers

Once you get set up with WhatsApp, it's important to let your contacts know about your new messaging service, and how they can contact you.

This can be done in a variety of ways:

> send an email to your contact base letting them know of your new WhatsApp number, and that it can be used for support and sales enquiries

> Embed a WhatsApp icon and number in your email signature

> Send a broadcast SMS message to your contacts, personalised with their name. This can be done by going to Broadcast, and selecting SMS and choosing the New Contacts tag. This will send a predefined welcome message to all new Contacts, asking for Opt-in.

By letting your contacts know about your new WhatsApp message service, you are setting their expectations around receiving WhatsApp messages. Also, it is important to first collect consent from the customer in order to be able to send outbound messages.

Add tags

Under Settings > Tags, you can create tags to apply to contacts.

To create a tag, just add the name and click Add tag.

These can be added to contacts under the tags dropdown:

Once a tag has been created, it will be possible to send messages to groups defined by the tag under the broadcats feature.

Create additional groups

(This feature coming soon).

A group consists of a team inbox, with defined users (or members) who can view and respond to messages delivered to that inbox.

The inbox can be connected to webchat, WhatsApp, and an SMS number.

(A Converso group should not to be confused with a WhatsApp group, they are different concepts).

A group also consists of a My inbox, closed messages, broadcast messages, payments and admin. Conversations can be assigned to one or multiple users in a group.

If you are an admin, you can configure and load your webchat widget (more details here), and connect the group to WhatsApp (more details here). For adding an SMS number, please contact

Agents can not connect the group to any channels.

Under Admin> Team, admins can select which users in the business can view and send messages in the group:

A user can be a member of multiple groups.

Under admin, you can also set up your auto responder - more details on that can be found here.

Add payment providers

Invoices and checkouts can be created in Converso, or imported from Xero or Quickbooks. You can add payment buttons to your invoices and checkouts by connecting with Stripe for card payments, or connecting with Crezco for Open Banking payments.

Just go to Settings > Payments to get connected.

If you don't have an account with either of these providers, just follow the relevant link and sign up - it only takes a couple of minutes.

You can also define what payment methods are presented to contacts by ticking the relevant box(es) eg Pay by Bank for bank payments via Crezco, and Pay by Card for card payments via Stripe.

If the end customer has Apple Pay or Google Pay configured, these will automatically appear as options for card payment.

Add business details

Under Settings > Business, add your business details eg name, address, and logo - these will be included in any invoices and checkouts you create. The logo will also be used in your webchat widget, and can also be added to any WhatsApp message templates that you create .

Below business details, you will find the payments URL - this is the web address that is used for your payment links. This should be pre-provisioned as

(You will in future be able to connect your own domain so the URL includes your own business name, eg

You can also set whether details for any invoices you send are obfuscated, such as the customer details (name and address) or invoice details (product description):

This is useful if customer or client data, or product info, contained within an invoice is considered confidential eg for medical or patient invoicing.

Connect your accounting apps

You can connect with Xero and Quickbooks in order to import invoices and send them by text (WhatsApp coming soon).

Go to Settings > Integrations and click on the relevant provider.

Connecting takes a few seconds, and then new invoices, when saved, will be imported automatically into Converso.

For Xero, you will have options to define which accounts should be updated for bank and card payments:

You can then import contacts and new invoices (it's necessary to import contacts before importing new invoices).

You can also add a message and send to your customer, with the preferred payment method embedded at the bottom of the invoice.

When a payment is made, the payment status is automatically updated in Xero or Quickbooks to "paid".

When a payment is made through the accounting app (eg if it has been paid via an email sent from Xero/Quickbooks) then payment status is updated in Converso to "paid" and no further reminders are sent.

Last updated