Allow chatbots to join meeting chats

Thanks for letting us know, shame :frowning_face:

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Hey @adam,

We are evaluating adding this feature. Stay updated here: https://marketplace.zoom.us/docs/changelog

Thanks,
Tommy

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I would add that I’d really like to use this feature as well :slight_smile:

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Hey @connort, thanks for showing interest in this feature! :slight_smile:

-Tommy

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+1

I’m a systems architect at The University of Arizona (we use Zoom heavily) and am very interested in developing chatbots to use in live meeting chats.

Thanks for your interest @windhamg,

This has been added to our backlog (ZOOM-148066).

Stay updated here: https://marketplace.zoom.us/docs/changelog

Thanks,
Tommy

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hey tommy! i mentioned this in another thread but just wanted to say here as well that i’m very interested in this feature and would love to use it to improve the webinar experience for my business account.

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Thanks for the interest @nightpool! :slight_smile:

-Tommy

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Same here! Would be very useful

Thanks for your interest @tristan! :slight_smile:

-Tommy

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Hi there,
I want to support this feature too.
I want to create a chatbot, that interacts with users during the meeting.
During a meeting, the host will be able issue a slash command. The chatbot will react and send messages to the chat to enrich the meeting.
As there is no option to monitor chat messages using webhooks, there is no option to do it.
Thanks

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Thanks @omer, we are investigating the feasibility of this feature.

-Tommy

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Same here! this feature would be super helpful for us.

is there a workaround to send a message to all meeting participants from a zoom app? is it possible to send chat message whenever a user joins a meeting? (I could not find a way to do that so far?)

thanks,
Michael

Hey @bumi,

You would have to implement a custom solution for this with our Webhooks and SDKs.

Thanks,
Tommy

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Thanks for the reply @tommy
that means that it is not possible to send a chat message directly to a user using the zoom client?
As far as I understand the SDKs make it possible to integrate zoom conferencing into an (GUI) application?
As a workaround I was thinking to send an individual chat message to the user whenever my app receives a participant_joined webhook - is that possible? I fail to send a chat message to the users.

Hey @bumi,

Apologies for the confusion.

You can send messages to the Zoom Chat on the Zoom Client, but not in “in meeting chat”.

Thanks,
Tommy

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+1
Would like to integrate with Kahoot, a live quiz/game via “in meeting chat”. The host can then share the quiz on their screen and participants can submit responses (multiple choice buttons or “1, 2, 3, or 4”) with chatbot which are sent back to Kahoot and then reflected on hosts screen.

Currently we have to get the participants to download the Kahoot app on a seperate device or have multiple windows open on single device, which is not desirable from a user experence perspective.

I guess an alternative would be to use the WebSDK and access the chat functions locally and proxy through a browser. I’m a little rusty on React/Redux but I can see the messages in sessionStorage. Would that be appropriate alternative?

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Hey @msyea,

Great idea, I actually played Kahoot the other day on Zoom and was thinking the same thing, a Kahoot native / chatbot integration within Zoom.

Yes, that would be possible! :slight_smile:

Thanks,
Tommy

So, I really like this idea and was already trying to see if it was possible, since polls currently need to be done in scheduled meetings and are difficult to update after a meeting has started.

There are many times that our group has impromptu story pointing that we do on various Jira tickets and it would be nice to be able to:

  1. easily pull up information about the Jira ticket in the chat window (could be 1 in meeting chatbot) and
  2. instantly create a planning poker poll (another in meeting chatbot, e.g. /ppoker XY-1234 Some Jira Issue Name would become poll: Question XY-1234 Some Jira Issue Name, Answers 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, etc), or a chatbot for any poll for that matter. Not being able to do impromptu polls without constantly switching to the browser, etc, is just a painful experience. If the in meeting chatbot is not an option, I’d love to just have a way to do impromptu polls even if the meeting is not a scheduled meeting. I guess I’ll see if that issue is already out there or add it myself.
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Hey @chris.strolia-davis,

Good suggestion! Since we don’t support “In Meeting Chat” yet, you could implement this in Zoom Chat by building a Chatbot. Then everyone in the Chat Channel can see and collaborate.

Thanks,
Tommy