What are Media Blocks?

Written by usamanoman
Posted On Nov, 28, 2016
Pre-designed tools that help speed up repetitive processes.

Botsify has explicitly included the option of designing custom media blocks as these will immensely help in making chatbots easier. There are many options that can be combined to create the perfect media block for your chatbot. Once you get to know how it works; it requires only a little bit of effort to make a new media block.

One shoe does not fit all, nor will one media block be enough for the various types of chatbots our users create and which is why we made the media blocks customizable. Our users do not need to make a fresh start with each bot instead, they can use their media blocks and tweak them as they see fit for the new chatbot.

Following are the types of media blocks you can create on Botsify:

  1. Image Slider Block:
    An image slider block allows you to create a media block combining various elements such as buttons, visual content and textual content. As the name explains, you add multiple items in one block (for instance; your new shoe collection).

  2. Text Message Block:
    A text message block allows you to create a button for the chatbot which will perform any assigned task.

  3. Image Block:
    An image block allows you to create a media block for sending images directly via the chatbot.

  4. Video Block:
    A video block allows you to create a media block for sending videos directly via the chatbot.

  5. File Block:
    A file Block allows you to create a media block for forwarding a file whenever the chatbot is activated.

  6. Audio Block:
    An audio block allows you to forward audio files when the chatbot is activated.

Making An Image Slider Block For Your Chatbot
You can simply go to “Design” on the left dropdown and go to “Media Blocks” then click on “Create Media Block” and there you will have all your options available. If you are facing any trouble getting through with this feature, we have a detailed guide on creating an “Image Slider Block" in this tutorial.