Connecting Messenger

Connect your Facebook Page to your CINNOX service. Your visitors' private messages on your Facebook Page through their Facebook Messenger become enquiries in your CINNOX service, which any of your staff can attend as one-on-one conversations.

Facebook PageFacebook Page

Facebook Page


Connect your Facebook Page

From the navigation menu, go to Channels > Social.

  • On the Social page, click the Create Channel button located in the top-right corner. A pop-up window will show to display a list of sources that you can connect to.
  • Click Connect to Messenger
Create Messenger ChannelCreate Messenger Channel

Create Messenger Channel



  • Click Connect your Facebook Page Account in the Select Facebook Page
  • On the pop-up Facebook login page that will appear, enter the email address or phone number and password for your Facebook Page.
  • Click on the Login button. Once you have successfully logged on, a pop-up window will display the Facebook Pages you have created under your account.
Facebook Login PageFacebook Login Page

Facebook Login Page

  • Select the Page(s) you will add as source channel(s)
  • Click on the Next button. A pop-up window for page permissions will appear
Select Facebook PageSelect Facebook Page

Select Facebook Page

  • Make sure to allow the following permissions for CINNOX:

Permission Settings

Toggle Yes/No

Manage and access Page conversations in Messenger


Show a list of the Pages you manage


Read content posted on the Page


Manage accounts, settings, and webhooks for a Page


  • Click on the Done button. A pop-up window will appear confirming that the Facebook page has been linked to CINNOX. You can update what CINNOX can do in the Business Integrations Settings on your Facebook Page. To finish the setup, CINNOX may require additional steps.

  • Click on the OK button.

  • Confirm the Facebook Page that will be associated with your CINNOX Channel.

Facebook Page PermissionFacebook Page Permission

Facebook Page Permission

Configure your settings

Set how to distribute incoming enquiries from this channel to the target destinations.

Channel Name

  • Add a name for your Messenger channel. The channel name can be up to 40 characters.
Channel NameChannel Name

Channel Name

Routing Settings

Select for the Routing Rule and add Destinations based on the operational support to your channel.
Please check our detailed guide Alternative, Percentage, Time and Sticky Routing for more information.

Routing SettingsRouting Settings

Routing Settings


Customise your welcome and away messages

Set welcome and away messages that are automatically sent to customers. Welcome messages are greetings sent to a customer when they first message you. At the same time, away messages are only sent if no staff are available to answer an enquiry. You may also choose to include a display name on messages from your staff sent to customers.

Display Name Format
You may include staff display name on your messages. Choose from the following options:

  • No name to display
  • Staff first name
  • Staff first name + last name

Welcome Message
Greet your visitors when they send you their very first message.

  • CINNOX provides a default welcome message; you can change it according to your preference.

Away Message
When a visitor's enquiry is missed, send an auto-reply message that their enquiry will be attended to shortly.

CINNOX provides a default away message; you can change it according to your preference.

Customise welcome and away messagesCustomise welcome and away messages

Customise welcome and away messages


Created channels listed on the Social page.

Social Main PageSocial Main Page

Social Main Page


Managing Messenger Channels in CINNOX

To edit, suspend, or delete your Messenger channels in CINNOX, refer to this Guide's Managing Social Pages section.


Serving Chat Enquiries

Refer to Serving Chat Enquiries for more information to serve an enquiry via Messenger channel.


Known Limitations

:white-check-mark: You can only connect Facebook Pages to CINNOX. You cannot connect CINNOX to other Facebook Accounts (e.g., Personal Account).

:white-check-mark: A Facebook Page account can only connect to one CINNOX service.

:white-check-mark: When the connected Facebook channel loses its administrative privileges from your Facebook Page, it will automatically disconnect the channel source from your CINNOX service.

:white-check-mark: Supported Text, Media Content-Types and Size Limit

  • You can only send up to 2,000 characters per message.
  • You cannot recall messages from Facebook or any Social enquiries.
  • You can only send files with sizes no greater than 25 MB.
  • The maximum number of concurrent customers and visitors that can message your CINNOX account is 200.
  • Facebook Pages has a 24-hour window period when you can send messages and respond to enquiries. The following message appears when the window period has lapsed: Sorry, your message can no longer send; the 24-hour message window has lapsed. Close this enquiry, or wait until the visitor sends a message again.


Help and Support

If your CINNOX service is not receiving messages from your customers and visitors:

  • Log on to your Facebook account with Fan Page then go to Settings & Privacy > Settings > Business Integrations.
  • On the Business Integrations page, you should see CINNOX on the list of applications connected to your account.
  • Click on the View and edit button.
Facebook > Settings & Privacy > Settings > Business IntegrationsFacebook > Settings & Privacy > Settings > Business Integrations

Facebook > Settings & Privacy > Settings > Business Integrations

  • Verify that all permissions are toggled On, then click on the Save button.
Business Integrations SettingsBusiness Integrations Settings

Business Integrations Settings

  • Send a test message to your Facebook Page and check if your CINNOX service receives it.

If your CINNOX service is still not receiving any messages, contact our CINNOX Support Team at [email protected].



You can visit Facebook Help Center for more information about Creating a Facebook Page.

Updated 3 months ago

Connecting Messenger

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