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What is a call Chatbot/ IVR? How to set up a call chatbot/ IVR.
What is a call Chatbot/ IVR? How to set up a call chatbot/ IVR.

Voice, Call Chatbot, IVR, Call Center

Written by Stephany Pagliaccia
Updated over a week ago

What is a call chatbot?

It is also referred to as an Interactive Voice Response. (IVR). A call chatbot/ IVR is a sequence of actions to be executed when a call is received or made.  

How do I set up a call chatbot/IVR on Mteja?

  1. Select the Chatbots button from the menu, then click on the Call Flows

2. Click on the Create button

3. Type in the call flow name and description then click NEXT

4. Select the action button to select the first action, from the Steps menu on the left hand side.

List of actions allowed

Actions and their use:
To play a recorded audio, e.g. welcome message
Get Digits    
To capture numerical data, e.g. account number, age etc.
Allows the caller to leave a voicemail that is accessible on the Voicemail page.

Call queues

Forwards calls to a virtual queue when an agent isn't immediately available.

Allows for the call to be transferred to a phone number or browser
Gives caller cues on what action they should take, e.g. press 1 for English, press 2 for French etc.

Sample Call Chatbot

Here are the steps in setting up a 2-step support help menu, to direct a caller to a department that they wish to contact.

  1.  Drag and drop the first step eg. In the sample below, the action selected is Play

2. Click on the select audio to play in order to add the audio file to play. This will be displayed on the right-hand side of the screen. (See how to upload audio to the platform here.)

i) Select the audio from the drop-down list:

3. Select Prompt and drag it to the next step, on the right, you can set up the input cues, on how the caller can get connected to a department. Input a prompt name, and add the audio files. This will give the instructions to the caller on what digits to press to access help from a department. E.g. Press 1 for the Support department, Press 2 for the Sales department.

Additional prompt sub-menu action, you can also set include the following

i) Audio to play when an invalid digit is pressed,

You can also check the switch for hanging up calls if a caller does not make a selection from the prompts menu.

ii) Time to wait before replaying the prompt audio, with the additional option of ending the call automatically.

Note: You may not need to select a time for when no digit is pressed, as by default the system replays the menu after a few seconds.

4. Click the ADD PROMPTS button, to assign actions to the digits; i.e. what should happen after a caller keys in a digit.

Select the digits e.g. Digit 1 and Digit 2, then type out what each digit should represent under the the Save As option. For instance in the above example; 1 represents Sales and 2 represents Support

5. Drag and drop the next actions, from the Steps menu. E.g. the call queue has been selected below. Click on Actions, and select the action. In the example below call queues is the next step, where callers will get directed to available agents based on their selection.

Below is an example of a completed menu.

Click on Create to complete the setting up of the call flow.

Feel free to reach us at with queries regarding how to set up a Call Flow.

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