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ChatDeflection Widget is available starting from the version of the Genesys Widgets

The ChatDeflection widget allows a customer to address a question while waiting for a customer service agent to join a live chat. ChatDeflection does not introduce new UI, it is just adding additional functionality to the WebChat widget. ChatDeflection widget uses the KnowledgeCenterService widget to match a customer's question to the corporate knowledge base and come up with the most relevant knowledge for that question. ChatDeflection stops any interactions with the customer as soon as the customer service agent joines the live chat session. The customer service agent who joins the session after the deflection attempt, now has some context of the customer issue ready for review, as well as the information on the suggested knowledge and the customer's interactions with it.


ChatDeflection will be launched automatically when the live chat session started. It can also be manually enabled or disabled by the following methods:

  • Enabled by calling the command "ChatDeflection.enable"
  • Disabled by calling the command "ChatDeflection.disable"

Deployment Notes

ChatDeflection Configuration

ChatDeflection utilizes the Genesys Knowledge Center Server Knowledge API accessible through the KnowledgeCenterService widget.

Does deflection attempt will be shown in the transcript?

The ChatDeflection widget has several different modes of reporting chat deflection actions to the chat transcript:

  • none - deflection actions are not visible in transcript
  • readable (default) - deflection actions shown in human-readable format in the chat transcript
  • JSON - deflection actions stored as the JSON object with all the technical details


All static text shown during chat deflection session is fully customizable and localizable by adding entries into your configuration and localization options.

ChatDeflection supports Themes. You may create and register your own themes for Genesys Widgets.


Chat Deflection plugin has the following namespaces tied-up with each of the following types.

Type Namespace
Configuration knowledgecenter
i18n - Localization knowledgecenter
CXBus - API Commands & API Events ChatDeflection
CSS .cx-kc-article

Mobile Support

ChatDeflection supports both desktop and mobile devices. Like all Genesys Widgets, there are two main modes: Desktop & Mobile. Desktop is employed for monitors, laptops, and tablets. Mobile is employed for smartphones. When a smartphone is detected, ChatDeflection switches to special fullscreen templates that are optimized for both portrait and landscape orientations.

Switching between desktop and mobile mode is done automatically by default. You may configure Genesys Widgets to switch between Desktop and Mobile mode manually if necessary.


"Dark" Theme

"Light" Theme

This page was last edited on March 7, 2018, at 19:39.
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