Updated by Ilanna Lins
How to direct message an anonymous reporter? That's the main purpose of U-Partners, where you can setup some strategies to access previous labeled messages and chat with contacts anonymously.
Understand the scenario
To label messages correctly you need to build the flow like the example below, where the Add Label actionset is placed right after the Wait for response. That's very important as the Label feature is direct linked to the flow step.
It's also possible to create labels not synced and assign a contact's group to have all messages labeled. To start creating it, go to your U-Partners workspace, select Organization (at the top bar) and hit New at the Labels tab.
You'll have to name the label, give it a short description and select the group that will have messages labeled.
Messaging the contact
You can send a single message to the contact by clicking Reply. Contact's source message will be archived and the sent message will be received at the same channel they used to chat.
Opening a case
If you want to chat with the contact, a case needs to be opened.
A new window will popup, asking for additional details.
Type the message to be sent and hit send.
Closing a case
Once the conversation is done, you must close the case by hitting Close.
Add a final note to the case and close it.
Importance of closing all cases: All messages within cases are archived. Leaving cases opened will make that contact's messages prematurely archived, and that can compromise polls accuracy.
Preventing the chat to send messages while the contact has a case open
As you will set the uncaught message trigger, all contact's messages will be replied by the flow set up. You'll have to set a group for chatting contacts and sort it at that flow. In the example I named that group Bot. All contacts should be added to this group, you can use a dynamic group for that.
You'll also need a flow just to add contacts back to that group, in this example a named it Activate chat. And then, let's set up U-Partners to work with that.
At the U-Partners properties, select Suspend groups and Follow-up Flow.
Now you'll be able to talk freely as long as the case remains open, and after closed the contact will experience messages replies again.