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RTM pushes

This document contains a reference of pushes available in the LiveChat Agent Chat API. Similarly to webhooks, pushes notify you when specific events occur. They're usually generated as result of RTM API actions, but it's also possible to receive them in result of Web API actions.

Introduction

Here's what you need to know about pushes:

  • They are generated primarily by RTM API actions, but also by Web API actions.
  • They notify you when specific events occur.
  • Can be delivered only in the websocket transport.
  • You don't need to register pushes to receive them.
  • Their equivalents in Web API are webhooks. Pushes and webhooks have similar payloads.
  • There are no retries for pushes. To determine if a user has seen an event, compare the event's created_at parameter with the user's events_seen_up_to field.

Available pushes

general push format
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{
  "version": "<api_version>",
  "request_id": "<request_id>", // optional, applies only to the requester
  "action": "<action>",
  "type": "push",
  "payload": {
  // optional payload
  }
}

Chats

incoming_chat

Informs about a chat coming with a new thread. The push payload contains the whole chat data structure. If the chat was started with some initial events, the thread object contains them.

Sample push payload
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{
  "requester_id": "smith@example.com",
  "chat": {
    "id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
    "users": [
      // array of "User" objects
    ],
    "properties": {
      "0805e283233042b37f460ed8fbf22160": {
      "string_property": "string value"
      }
      // ...
    },
    "thread": {
      // "Thread" object
    },
    "transferred_from": {
      "group_ids": [ 1 ],
      "agent_ids": [ "agent@example.com" ]
    }
  }
}

chat_deactivated

Informs that a chat was deactivated by closing the currently open thread.

Sample push payload
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{
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "thread_id": "K600PKZON8",
  "user_id": "b7eff798-f8df-4364-8059-649c35c9ed0c" // optional
}
Push payload
FieldNotes
user_idMissing if a thread was closed by the router.

Chat access

chat_access_granted

Informs that new, single access to a chat was granted. The existing access isn't overwritten.

Sample push payload
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{
  "id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "access": {
  "group_ids": [1]
  }
}
Push payload
FieldNotes
idChat ID

chat_access_revoked

Informs that access to a certain chat was revoked.

Sample push payload
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{
  "id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "access": {
  "group_ids": [1]
  }
}
Push payload
FieldNotes
idChat Id

chat_transferred

Informs that a chat was transferred to a different group or to an agent.

Sample push payload
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{
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "thread_id": "K600PKZON8",
  "requester_id": "jones@example.com",
  "reason": "manual",
  "transferred_to": {
    "group_ids": [ 19 ],
    "agent_ids": ["smith@example.com"],
  },
  "queue": {
    "position": 42,
    "wait_time": 1337,
    "queued_at": "2019-12-09T12:01:18.909000Z"
  }
}
Push payload
FieldNotes
thread_idPresent if the chat is active.
transferred_toIDs of the groups and agents the chat is assigned to after the transfer.
reason *Informs why the chat was transferred.
queuePresent if the chat is queued after the transfer.

*) Possible reasons: manual, inactive, assigned, unassigned, other.

Chat users

user_added_to_chat

Informs that a user (Customer or Agent) was added to a chat.

This push can be emitted with user.present set to false when a user writes to a chat without joining it. You can achieve that via the Send Event method.

Sample push payload
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{
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "thread_id": "K600PKZON8",
  "user": {
  // "User > Customer" or "User > Agent" object
  },
  "reason": "manual",
  "requester_id": "smith@example.com"
}
Push payload
FieldNotes
thread_idPresent when a user was added to an active chat.
reasonWhy the user was added.
requester_idPresent if the user was added by an agent.

user_removed_from_chat

Informs that a user (Customer or Agent) was removed from a chat.

Sample push payload
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{
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "thread_id": "K600PKZON8",
  "user_id": "agent@example.com",
  "reason": "manual",
  "requester_id": "smith@example.com"
}
Push payload
FieldNotes
thread_idPresent when a user was removed from an active chat.
reasonWhy the user was removed.
requester_idPresent if the user was removed by an agent.

Events

incoming_event

Informs about an incoming event sent to a chat.

Sample push payload
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{
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "thread_id": "K600PKZON8",
  "event": {
  "id": "Q20163UAHO_2",
  "created_at": "2019-12-05T07:27:08.820000Z",
  "recipients": "all",
  "type": "message",
  "properties": {
    "0805e283233042b37f460ed8fbf22160": {
    "string_property": "string value"
    }
  },
  "text": "Hello",
  "author_id": "b7eff798-f8df-4364-8059-649c35c9ed0c"
  }
}

event_updated

Informs that an event was updated.

Sample push payload
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{
  "chat_id": "123-123-123-123",
  "thread_id": "E2WDHA8A",
  "event": {
  // "Event" object
  }
}

incoming_rich_message_postback

Informs about an incoming rich message postback. The push payload contains the info on the postback itself, as well as the chat it was sent in.

Sample push payload
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{
  "user_id": "b7eff798-f8df-4364-8059-649c35c9ed0c",
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "thread_id": "K600PKZON8",
  "event_id": "a0c22fdd-fb71-40b5-bfc6-a8a0bc3117f7",
  "postback": {
  "id": "action_yes",
  "toggled": true
  }
}

Properties

chat_properties_updated

Informs about those chat properties that were updated.

Sample push payload
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{
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "properties": {
  "rating": {
    "score": 1,
    "comment": "Well done!"
  }
  // ...
  }
}
Push payload
FieldNotes
propertiesThis is not a full properties object. This push shows only the properties that have been recently updated.

chat_properties_deleted

Informs about those chat properties that were deleted.

Sample push payload
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{
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "properties": {
    "rating": ["score", "comment"]
    },
    // ...
  }
Push payload
FieldNotes
propertiesThis is not a full properties object. This push shows only the properties that have been recently updated.

thread_properties_updated

Informs about those thread properties that were updated.

Sample push payload
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{
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "thread_id": "K600PKZON8",
  "properties": {
  "rating": {
    "score": 1,
    "comment": "Well done!"
  }
  // ...
  }
}
Push payload
FieldNotes
propertiesThis is not a full properties object. This push shows only the properties that have been recently updated.

thread_properties_deleted

Informs about those thread properties that were deleted.

Sample push payload
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{
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "thread_id": "K600PKZON8",
  "properties": {
    "rating": ["score", "comment"]
    },
    // ...
  }
}
Push payload
FieldNotes
propertiesThis is not a full properties object. This push shows only the properties that have been recently updated.

event_properties_updated

Informs about those event properties that were updated.

Sample push payload
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{
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "thread_id": "K600PKZON8",
  "event_id": "2_E2WDHA8A",
  "properties": {
  "rating": {
    "score": 1,
    "comment": "Well done!"
  }
  }
}
Push payload
FieldNotes
propertiesThis is not a full properties object. This push shows only the properties that have been recently updated.

event_properties_deleted

Informs about those event properties that were deleted.

Sample push payload
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{
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "thread_id": "K600PKZON8",
  "event_id": "2_E2WDHA8A",
  "properties": {
    "rating": ["score", "comment"]
    },
    // ...
  }
Push payload
FieldNotes
propertiesThis is not a full properties object. This push shows only the properties that have been recently updated.

Thread tags

thread_tagged

Informs that a chat thread was tagged.

Sample push payload
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{
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "thread_id": "K600PKZON8",
  "tag": "bug_report"
}

thread_untagged

Informs that a chat thread was untagged.

Sample push payload
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{
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "thread_id": "K600PKZON8",
  "tag": "bug_report"
}

Customers

incoming_customers

Informs about customers the agent should be aware of. It's sent after login.

Sample push payload
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{
  "customer_monitoring_level": "invited",
  "customers": [{
    // "Customer" user object
  }]
}

incoming_customer

Informs that a new or returning customer is available to the agent. It's sent when:

  • a new customer registers.
  • a customer, who previously left the tracked website, returns.
  • an already followed customer, who was temporarily unavailable to the agent, becomes available again (for example, the customer was transferred between groups).
Sample push payload
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{
  // "Customer" user object
}

customer_updated

Informs that customer's data changed. The push payload contains the updated fields.

Sample push payload
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{
  "id": "b7eff798-f8df-4364-8059-649c35c9ed0c",
  "name": "Thomas Anderson",
  "email": "t.anderson@example.com",
  "avatar": "https://example.com/avatars/1.jpg",
  "type": "customer",
  "session_fields": [{
    "custom_key": "custom_value"
  }, {
    "another_custom_key": "another_custom_value"
  }]
}

customer_page_updated

Informs that a Customer moved to another page of the website.

Sample push payload
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{
  "customer_id": "b7eff798-f8df-4364-8059-649c35c9ed0c",
  "visit_id": 42,
  "opened_at": "2017-10-12T15:19:21.010200Z",
  "url": "https://www.livechat.com/",
  "title": "LiveChat - Homepage"
}

customer_banned

Informs that a Customer was banned for a specified number of days.

Sample push payload
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{
  "customer_id": "b7eff798-f8df-4364-8059-649c35c9ed0c",
  "ban": {
  "days": 5
  }
}

customer_transferred

Informs that a customer is no longer available to the agent.

Sample push payload
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{
  "id": "b7eff798-f8df-4364-8059-649c35c9ed0c",
  "transferred_to": {
    "group_ids": [1]
  },
  "followed": true
}

customer_left

Informs that a Customer left the tracked website.

Sample push payload
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{
  "id": "b7eff798-f8df-4364-8059-649c35c9ed0c",
  "left_at": "2017-10-12T15:19:21.010200Z"
}

Status

routing_status_set

Informs that an Agent's or Bot Agent's status was changed.

Sample push payload
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{
  "agent_id": "smith@example.com",
  "status": "accepting_chats"
}

agent_disconnected

Informs that an Agent was disconnected. The payload contains the reason of Customer's disconnection.

Sample push payload
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{
  "reason": "misdirected_request",
  "data": {
  // optional
  "region": "fra"
  }
}
Possible reasons
TypeNotes
access_token_revokedAgent access token has been revoked.
access_token_expiredAccess token life time has elapsed.
license_expiredLicense has expired.
agent_deletedAgent account has been deleted.
agent_logged_out_remotelyAgent has been logged out remotely.
agent_disconnected_by_serverAgent has been disconnected by the server.
unsupported_versionConnecting to an unsupported version of the Agent API.
ping_timeoutNot receiving ping for some time from the Customer.
internal_errorInternal error
too_many_connectionsAgent reached the max. number of connections.
misdirected_connection *Agent connected to the server in the wrong region.
product_version_changedProduct version has been changed.
license_not_foundLicense with the specified ID doesn't exist.

*) Also, misdirected_connection returns the correct region value in the optional data object. With this piece of information, the client is able to figure out where it should be connected.

Other

incoming_typing_indicator

Informs that one of the chat users is currently typing a message. The message hasn't been sent yet. The push payload contains the typing indicator object.

Sample push payload
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{
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "thread_id": "K600PKZON8",
  "typing_indicator": {
  "author_id": "smith@example.com",
  "recipients": "all",
  "timestamp": 1574245378,
  "is_typing": true
  }
}

incoming_sneak_peek

Informs about the message a Customer is currently typing. The push payload contains the sneak peek object.

Sample push payload
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{
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "thread_id": "K600PKZON8",
  "sneak_peek": {
  author_id: "b7eff798-f8df-4364-8059-649c35c9ed0c",
  recipients: "all",
  text: "Hello",
  timestamp: 1574245378
  }
}

events_marked_as_seen

Informs that a user has seen events up to a specific time.

Sample push payload
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{
  "user_id": "b7eff798-f8df-4364-8059-649c35c9ed0c",
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "seen_up_to": "2017-10-12T15:19:21.010200Z"
}

incoming_multicast

Informs about messages sent via the multicast method or by the system.

Sample push payload
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{
  "author_id": "smith@example.com",
  "content": {
  "example": {
    "nested": "json"
  }
  },
  "type": "type1"
}
Push payload
FieldRequiredNotes
author_idNoPresent only if the push was generated by the Multicast method and not sent from the server.
contentYes
typeNo

chat_unfollowed

Informs that a chat has been unfollowed. Useful in multiple connection scenarios, where one app/integration needs to know that another one unfollowed the chat.

Sample push payload
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{
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG"
}

queue_positions_updated

New positions and wait times for queued chats.

Sample push payload
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[{
  "chat_id": "PJ0MRSHTDG",
  "thread_id": "K600PKZON8",
  "queue": {
    "position": 42,
    "wait_time": 1337
  }
}, {
  "chat_id": "PJ0VRSATDS",
  "thread_id": "K60QPKSON9",
  "queue": {
    "position": 43,
    "wait_time": 1373
  }
}]

customer_unfollowed

Informs that a customer was unfollowed. Useful in multiple connection scenarios, where one app/integration needs to know that another one unfollowed the customer.

Sample push payload
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{
  "id": "b7eff798-f8df-4364-8059-649c35c9ed0c"
}