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(Beginner) Tutorials, Guides and FAQs on Chatbots, Voice Bots, Dialogflow Essentials and Dialogflow CX.

Welcome to my conversational AI developer blog. As a developer advocate for Google, I'm the bridge between Google's engineering team and you; chatbot developers, UI/UX designers, conversational experts, linguists, and contact center engineers.

—Lee Boonstra, www.leeboonstra.dev
Build a Conditional Template in Dialogflow for Google Assistant With Custom Payloads

Build a Conditional Template in Dialogflow...

What I like most about Dialogflow, (the tool to create Chatbots and Smart Assistants / Google Assistant apps), is that you can maintain your conversations within the Dialogflow UI. Many users write their complete FAQ content in intents and responses. You no longer need a developer to tweak your conversations or deploy your agent which makes it very scalable for large organizations. It’s also possible to load data from external systems. In that case, you are hosting parts of the conversation elsewhere. You could store these parts in language files or databases. Some organizations prefer to write the full conversation in the Dialogflow UI. That way your copywriters can maintain the full conversation.

It’s good to know that it is possible to use templates and conditionals within the Dialogflow UI. The trick here, is to make use of the custom payload response setting, which you can find in the Intent > Responses section.

Lee Boonstra

Lee Boonstra

Lee Boonstra is a conversational AI developer advocate and applied AI engineer at Google. In this role, she is focusing on Dialogflow, Contact Center AI & Speech technology. She is a public speaker and a published author.

Lee Boonstra

Lee wrote a book for O’Reilly: Hands-on Sencha Touch 2 and is currently working on the Google Conversational AI book at Apress.

Lee lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and is a rainbow mommy.

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Build a Dynamic Welcome Message With Dialogflow Webhook Fulfillment and Actions on Google.

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Actions on Google With Google Cloud Functions

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Disclaimer: The opinions stated here are my own, not those of my company. - 2021 ® Lee Boonstra