thread_id can now be passed as parameter via contact form requests. Replies will then append the request to that conversation instead of creating a new one.
You can use the
thread_id parameter in web contact-forms (e.g. as hidden form parameter) and RepliesSDK-macOS supports it since 0.3.1.
In addition there’s a new
$thread.id reply variable and a
tid parameter for reply suggestion plugins.
$thread.id variable directly in responses or the
tid parameter in reply suggestion plugins to send the thread_id to customers.
For example, you could send a link as response which contains the thread_id (e.g. https://example.com/support.php?thread_id=$thread.id) to get follow up information (e.g. log files) from the customer directly into the current conversation.
thread_id does also make the email parameter optional in contact form requests. Since all other parameters are already optional, your contact form could also just send an attachment (e.g. a log file) into an already started conversation.
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