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Manage when your bot forgets chatters


Ada chatbots can remember a chatter from one conversation to the next. Bots store a record of the chatter, their associated data, and their chat history. This is called Chatter Persistence.

But what if you don't want your bot to always remember the chatters it speaks with? No problem! You can use the Chatter Persistence settings to determine when your bot should forget a chatter.

Configure Chatter Persistence

Here’s how to access the Chatter Persistence settings for your bot:

  1. On the Ada dashboard, go to Settings > Integrations.

  2. Under Channels Integrations, beside Ada Web Chat, click Configure. The Configure Web Chat window opens.

  3. Click the Functionality tab.

  4. From the drop-down menu, select your preferred Chatter Persistence setting (see below).

  5. Click Save.

Chatter Persistence settings

There are four Chatter Persistence settings to select from. Each is outlined below.

Never Forget

The bot never forgets the chat history and saved variables, regardless of how the chatter ends the conversation.


If the chatter clears their browser history, the chat history is cleared as well.

Forget After Tab Close

The bot forgets the chat history and saved variables if the chatter closes the chat tab or window; however, the bot maintains the chat history and saved variables if the chatter refreshes the page or links to a new page.


Each new tab behaves as a unique chat conversation. The chatter’s conversation and data does not carry across tabs.

Forget After Reload

The bot forgets the chat history and saved variables if the chatter leaves the webpage, or refreshes or closes their browser tab.

Forget After...

The bot forgets the chat history and saved variables after a predetermined time period that you define. This can be any number of minutes, hours, days, or weeks.

Additional considerations

  • If your bot hands chatters off to a live agent it is best practice to select either Never Forget or Forget After… Selecting Forget After Tab Close will result in each new tab behaving as a unique chat session. This can become problematic when the bot hands the chatter off to a live agent. Multiple tabs with separate bot conversations may confuse the chatter. They may even start another handoff request flow.

  • When you select Never Forget, returning chatters are not provided with the Greeting Answer. Thus, this setting is not recommended if you use the Greeting Answer to provide chatters with important announcements such as realtime bug and outage updates.

  • The Chatter Info within the Conversations view contains a combination of chatter and session data. This means that the bot may have collected variable data in a previous conversation.

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