You can require customers to enter information, like name, phone number, or a question, by enabling the Pre-Chat form.
To enable the Pre-Chat form
- From the dashboard, select Settings > Widget.
- Click Forms at the top of the page.
- Next to Pre-Chat Form, click On.
- Select the information you want end-users to enter before they can start a chat, like in the example below:
Note that for the Require Phone Number option to appear, you must select Allow Phone Number under the Visitor Profile section of the same page. For the Require Department option to appear, you have to have departments enabled. For details, see Creating agents and departments.