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How to reply to reviews from within Freshdesk

Appbot offers teams on an eligible plan the ability to reply to reviews from within Freshdesk, without following a deep link to the app stores. This feature is called Reply in Integrations. You can see which plans include it here. Appbot does not limit the number of replies you can send via Reply in Integrations.

Replying in Freshdesk saves your support team hours every day by allowing them to handle reviews as another support channel in Freshdesk.

All users (Team Leaders AND Team Members) on an Appbot account with this feature enabled can reply to reviews, without needing permissions on the Apple or Google Play store.

To start replying from within Freshdesk you will need to:

    • Configure connections to the relevant app stores and
    • Configure the Freshdesk integration

Details on how to connect to each app store and configure the Freshdesk integration are below, or jump to the relevant section using the menu in the sidebar.

Enable replies on Google Play

  1. Connect your Google Play Console by following the instructions here very carefully: https://support.appbot.co/help-docs/linking-your-google-play-account-to-appbot/
  2. Enable replies on your Google Play Console account (instructions in step 1)
  3. Check your connection to the Google Play Console by heading to the Reviews page. If you have configured the connection to the store correctly you will see the option to “Reply to Review” as shown below: 'Reply to Review' location screenshotIf you do not see the “Reply to Review” option go back and carefully review each step in the document from Step 1, to ensure you have connected to the store correctly.
  4. When you click on “Reply to Review” the review thread will open with the input field shown below at the bottom of the page. Input the reply that you want to leave to the review in question, and then click the Reply button, bottom right corner.Reply area to reviews screenshot

Enable replies on iOS

  1. Link your App Store Connect account to Appbot by following the instructions here very carefully: https://app.appbot.co/link_accounts/apple
  2. Ensure you have enabled replies (covered in the instructions in step 1)
  3. Check your connection to the App Store Connect by heading to the Reviews page. If you have configured the connection to the store correctly you will see the option to “Reply to Review” as shown below: 'Reply to Review' location screenshotIf you do not see the “Reply to Review” option go back and carefully review each step in the document from Step 1, to ensure you have connected to the store correctly.
  4. When you click on “Reply to Review” the review thread will open with the input field shown below at the bottom of the page. Input the reply that you want to leave to the review in question, and then click the Reply button, bottom right corner.Reply area to reviews screenshot

Configure the Freshdesk integration

  1. Navigate to the ‘Manage Sources’ tab at the top of the page:'Manage sources' tab location
  2. Find the app you want to set up the Freshdesk integration for and press on the (+) button in the ‘Integrations’ column
  3. Locate ‘Freshdesk’ and click the black ‘Add Integration’ button:
    Freshdesk integration button
  4. Head over to Freshdesk and login to your account:Freshdesk login screenshot
  5. Click on your profile picture or initial on the top right corner and select ‘Profile settings’:
    Freshdesk Profile screenshot
  6. Copy your API key which will be available below the change password section on the right hand side:
    API Key screenshot
  7. Head back to Appbot, paste your Freshdesk API key in, enter your Freshdesk subdomain (the word that comes before .freshdesk in your browser when you are logged into Freshdesk) and press ‘Next’:
    add Freshdesk API Key in Appbot screenshot
  8. If you have custom fields setup in your Freshdesk account, you’ll need to set the value for them here.custom fields screenshot
  9. Now all you need to do is choose which reviews you want us to send through and hit save. You can filter by star rating, topic and country/language.
    choose reviews to send screenshot
  10. Congratulations, you’ve linked Appbot to Freshdesk! Your reviews will now start showing up as tickets.

Here’s how your reviews will look when they start to come through:

how to reply to app reviews in freshdesk

If you have completed the steps above for replying you can press the reply button and start replying!

reply to app reviews in freshdeskIf you have not set up your account for Reply in Integrations, you can still follow the “reply” link below each review, to Reply in Console.

That’s it! You’re all set up to reply to reviews from within Freshdesk.

Remember that each person who will be replying to reviews will need to be a Team Leader or Team Member on your Appbot account. Sharing accounts on Appbot is not allowed, per our terms of service. Compliance with this clause is actively monitored and enforced. Account holders found violating this clause will be subject to suspension of their account without notice.

Security and Privacy of your Freshdesk data

Appbot takes data security seriously.

We have built the integration in a push only method. This means we can’t access any of your Freshdesk tickets, it’s totally private to you!

FAQ

What happens if I got over the reply character limit on the stores?

You will be notified within the ticket as below:

character limit notification

What happens if the user updates their review?

You will receive a new ticket with the updated review where you can reply again.


If you need any further assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or check out our FAQ section here.

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