We've created this 'Getting started' guide to help you set up your Intercom experience, and then build on the basics. There are lots of ways to onboard your customers in Intercom (but you don't need to cover them all right away to get started):

Messages for triggering automatic in-app, email and push messages
Product Tours for guiding your customers to success

We also cover automating actions with:
Task Bots

Note: Are you creating a new workspace? We have a guide for that too!
Take a look here.

1. Upload avatar (Total time: 2 minutes)

Uploading a happy, smiley avatar lets your users know that there's a real person at the other end of the Messenger. 

You'll need:
A happy, smiley photograph


2. Update notification preferences
(Total time: 2 minutes)
Get notified about the things that matter to you in the ways that suit you best.

You'll need:
Nothing!


3. Create user tags
(Total time: 5 + minutes)
Group users together by applying tags directly from the Platform. You can tag users based on behaviour, like if they've attended a webinar or whether they're sales-owned.

You'll need:
A clear idea of what tags you need to create
People data in Intercom

1. Create a User Auto Message (Total time: 10 + minutes)

Automatically reach out to users with targeted email, push, and in-app messages. Then, track their behaviour with goals.

You'll need:
Messages
Your message copy
Defined target audience


2. Create an onboarding campaign
(Total time: 20 + minutes)
Create an automatic onboarding campaign made up of a series of targeted messages to successfully onboard your users.

You'll need:
Messages Pro
Messages
Defined target audience


3. Create Product Tours
(Total time: 10 + minutes)
Create interactive, multi-step tours to onboard new users to your product.

You'll need:
Product Tours
An idea of the tour you'd like to create
Tour copy and its' structure

Congratulations! Your Intercom workspace is set up and you're now ready to onboard your customers

Have a little more time?
Here's just a small collection of some of our customer onboarding-related articles, videos and podcasts from our colleagues at Intercom

From activation to retention: experts' user onboarding tips
How your user onboarding can make a great impression | Inside Intercom
A content-first approach to product onboarding | Inside Intercom

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