*Please note that the availability of certain features outlined in these release notes will vary depending on the package and add-ons that you have purchased as well as the account type that you have (admin/agent user). For any questions related to your Chime package or feature availability, please contact Chime Support (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Monday, July 5, 2021.
- Misc. Announcements
- CRM 3.29
- Site 5.17
Please be aware that a new requirement has been added to the Chime API. This requirement is a "vendorKey" that must be requested by every partner/vendor utilizing the Chime API. If you or a partner service/app is utilizing Chime's API and have not already received the notifications regarding this change, please take the time to reference the following: Chime API > Vendor Key. Failure to adjust the API connection will result in loss of API access and therefore disruption of services.
Lead Routing: Active Hours
A new setting is available when configuring lead routing rules that establish a specific schedule for each individual lead routing rule. So, depending on the time and day that a lead enters the CRM, it will skip any rules that do not have active schedules.
In the flowchart below, you can see how it fits into the lead routing logic already in place. The logic outlined in red is what has been added with this release.
For more information on this improvement, see Lead Routing Rules > Active Hours.
Email Opt-In Logic
The email opt-in logic was first introduced as part of Feature Updates for CRM 3.27, Site 5.15 > Spam, Bounced, Phishing, and Unsafe Emails. Some additional improvements have been added to this.
Email Only Leads
Email-Only leads will now be marked as opted-out by default meaning no automatic emails can be sent to them until they are opted-in. This is due to the fact that these leads have not finished the registration process and are therefore not likely expecting automated marketing communication from you.
More information regarding Opt-In Status has been documented HERE including the explanation of a new filter that has been added to find the opt-in status of leads (pictured below).
Zillow Reviews Update
The method used to capture Zillow reviews has been updated with this release. Previously, Zillow reviews were scraped from your Zillow Reviews URL but this method was not stable resulting in inconsistent review syncing. The new method uses Zillow API which is way more stable and allows for the 10 most recent reviews from Zillow to be displayed within a Reviews Block.
Another important part of this update is that Zillow reviews are now configured individually within each Reviews Block which essentially means that if you want to configure multiple Zillow review sources on one page you can now do so.
See Reviews Block > Configuring the Reviews Block for more information on the updated product logic. Please note that if you had previously configured Zillow reviews via the old method (website "scraping"), these reviews will be saved and moved under the "Default" review source within a Reviews Block (see Reviews Block for more info), but they will no longer sync future reviews.
Take a minute to assess the best way to display your future Zillow reviews. If you used the previous method to pull in Zillow reviews then you may consider keeping those accessible and then adding a new block for the most recent 10 Zillow reviews right next to it on the same page.
If you have any questions regarding this topic or any others, please reach out to our Support Team via email at <email@example.com> or by phone at 1 (855) 981-7557.