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Create Session Timeouts in AutoResponder

You don't want Submenus to be still executable after several days? With AutoResponder you can create custom Session Timeouts by using the option Reply only if previous rule was executed within the last x seconds in any rule.


In addition to session timeouts, you can also create quizzes with limited answer time for example.


Session timeouts in AutoResponder

What does the option do?


The Reply only if previous rule was executed within the last x seconds option does exactly what it says – reply only if previous…. We already know that. However, here are further explanations:


The previous rule refers to the last rule that was executed per chat user.

AutoResponder remembers which rule was executed for each user and at what time.


If you use the option, the current rule can only be executed if the previous rule was executed within the last x seconds. You can choose the number of seconds yourself.


The option makes most sense if used within Submenus. As already mentioned, you can create session timeouts this way. Then a submenu rule can only be triggered within a certain time, after which the main menu or a different rule is shown again.


How to use it?

  1. Edit an AutoResponder (Submenu) rule.

  2. Select the Reply only if previous rule was executed within the last x seconds option.

  3. Enter a number of seconds. You can also enter several hours or days, if converted into seconds beforehand.

  4. That's it! Save the rule now.

  5. Additionally, you can add a fallback rule that will be executed when the time has expired. To do this, simply create the same rule again without activating the Reply only if previous… option.

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