Understand different settings and options in Tools

This section is dedicated to

  • Tools section in Studio
    • Test your bot
    • Conversation Settings
    • NLU settings

This will help you understand purpose and usability of each setting.


You can find tools button on top in Design and NLU sections inside Studio.

Tools section is divided into 3 parts -

1. Test your bot#

Test your bot section helps your test for any 'User utterance' which intent will be triggered with what confidence. (according to your bot training). You can also enable verbose to see more details like sentiment confidence, synonyms detected or not etc.

2. Conversation Settings#

These settings more or less control conversation flow, messages display etc. Let's go through them one by one.

  • Target language - Target language is default language before auto suggestion or change language journey occurs.
  • Translate quick reply responses - You can enable this if you also want Quick reply buttons to auto-translate.
  • Enable Hinglish - This will allow bot to understand Hinglish user utterances.
  • Auto Detect Language - Enabling this, bot can auto-detect the language user typed in and change own language to that in response (if configured). This remains in place till 2 days or until bot language is changed by user selection through set language action node.
  • Enable Go back/Go Home - This enables hot keywords for Go home -> Triggering welcome prompt and Go back -> Going to previous prompt in a journey

    ⚠️ Note : Go back keywords inside a journey take user to previous prompt. If used outside journey (As first prompt of a journey or after a journey is completed) - Go back goes to Welcome prompt.

  • Go back aliases and Go home aliases - These help you configure hot keywords of your choice for triggering Go back or Go home respectively.

Prompt validation settings#

Whatsapp indexing settings#

When you configure platform quick replies , they appear on whatsapp as a list of items in text. (We are not talking about native whatsapp quick replies here.) Default is like following:-

What do you want to do next?

1. Check order status
2. Receive notification
3. Go back to Main Menu

To give more customisation over how it can look, we have two settings:

  • Whatsapp Quick reply index - You can select from three options numbers(default), alphabets or emojis (numerical emojis) to as your index in cases like above.
  • Structure Prefix You can also your overall prefix with bold & italic support. Default preset entry in this box is {{index}} which looks like example above (when type is numbers).

Let's see one more example: _Type_ *{{index}}** for will give you prefix -

"Type 1 for ", "Type 2 for " and so on.

Your quick reply can look like :

Type 1 for Check order status

  • Show prompt again - Enabling this will show original prompt again after validation failure message (which we learnt in earlier sections)

    For example, for phone prompt

    Phone number entered is not correct [validation failure message] Can you please share your phone number? [original prompt]

Enable Limit on Retries#

Enabling this will set limit of 3 over total times validation failure can be allowed. If validation fails it shows Error message which can be cofigured (next setting)

Intelligent Switching#


It is highly recommended this feature is turned on!

Before going into exact settings, let us understand this more conceptually. Suppose your user is in middle of a journey , say , Bank account opening journey and halfway through giving details, question comes about asking type of account. Confused, user asks a question "What is the difference between two types of accounts"

Assume you already have a FAQ configured for this -> What does in back is, since a new intent is detected -> it switches to that intent and answer user query (Fair enough!)

But after this , previous journey is lost and user will have to trigger and start that journey again.

After enabling Intelligent switching , this scenario will look like below-

Other settings

  • Follow-up message : Follow-up message is the message in above example "Do you want to continue where you left off?" -> This message is editable.
  • Sticky Journeys: If you have some journeys more complicated, where user interruption is not ideal, you can mark them as sticky journeys. For these journeys, if an interruption is received, Sticky journey prompt(editable) will nudge users to stick to this journey. If selected Yes current journey will continue and other will be suggested later in followup message.

Working example below -

Autoskipping Settings#

As seen in prompt settings, we can skip a prompt using entitity or variables, if value is already present (thus avoiding asking user the same thing again and again). This depicts the memory of your chatbot.


This is highly recommended that your enable acknowledgement for autoskipping. By enabling acknowledgement, instead of directly skipping something (which might lead to confusing the user), bot will show acknowledgement prompt like below:-

BOT: "I already haveAccount type : Savings, do you wish to continue?"

[ Yes ][ Modify Account type]

On yes, bot will skip the step, else on modify user will be asked to select again instead of autoskipping.

📌 Note : This acknowledgement prompt is also editable

Voice Settings#

To be updated

3. NLU settings#

NLU settings include settings related to Natural language Understanding as name suggests, and include the following


  • Primary Model confidence You can modify primary model confidence . Confidence basically is a minimum below which intent will not be triggered.
    > ML model matches user utterances to an intent with certain confidence which lies between 0 to 1.
  • Secondary Model confidence Similary you can also select secondary model confidence. Secondary model is basically your Global contextual model.

Document Search Settings#

  • Document Search Threshold Document Search thershold is minimum confidence needed to show documents in document search node.

  • Boost document rank by If you want to give preference to documents, where the document headers match a user query, this parameter can be used to boost the doc ranks. For example, you've a doc in which there is a header : user data and rest of content below it. When this option is enabled, this doc will show up higher in ranks because the query user data matches the header in the doc.

Multi-Intent settings#

Enabling Multi-Intent will help model detecting two - intents in one user utterances. Basically, if this is enabled and user says " Book a flight and reserve a hotel" (assuming appropriate training) Model will detect two intents "Book a flight" and "Reserve a hotel"

Responding to this, model will acknowledge this (Acknowledgement message) ask user what they would like to do first, with these two options as quick replies. Remaining option and Go home will be suggested as quick replies with followup message like in Intelligent switching.