Gladly Introduces In-App Chat, JetBlue Among First to Launch New Customer Service Contact Channel

Nov 05, 2019

Gladly, the company making customer service radically personal, today announced a new capability that allows companies to offer live chat from within their branded mobile applications. With this feature, consumers can now chat with customer support teams right from within a company’s native mobile app, without having to go to other places to get help. JetBlue, an early customer of Gladly’s people-centered customer service platform, is rolling out the ability to chat with its customer support team, who they call crewmembers, from within its JetBlue mobile app.

By extending customer service to in-app chat, Gladly helps companies meet their customers where they are, while providing an additional way to get help quickly. This new option is in addition to the communication channels that Gladly already supports through its modern customer service platform, including voice, email, chat, text, and social messaging. Since mobile in-app chat leverages the same experience that agents use to communicate with customers via all other channels, agents can get up to speed quickly with no new software to learn. And, with Gladly, agents and customers engage in a single lifelong conversation, no matter the channel –– whether it starts via mobile in-app chat and moves to a text message or starts via email and moves to the phone. All the historical context of the conversation is in a single place so customers avoid having to repeat and recap their story and agents can pick up the conversation right where they left off.

Gladly’s in-app chat allows teams to:

  • Meet Customers Where They Are: Offer an easy way to engage with support for customers that are busy and on the move.   
  • Chat vs. Talk: Give customers more options to reach out beyond the phone, and reduce costs for teams by moving customers to less expensive channels.
  • Implement Quickly: Integrate in days, not weeks, with mobile SDKs for iOS and Android that technical teams can easily work with. 

Gladly’s platform puts people at the center of a lifelong conversation to make great customer service the expectation, not the exception. The company starts with the customer and eliminates the old-school model of tickets and case numbers, facilitating a seamless conversation from voice to modern messaging –– all out of the box. Built for the way people communicate today, Gladly superpowers agents to help customers in a meaningful and personalized way, a new approach to customer service that puts people first, every time. 

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