Hey Clever Community 😀
Today's "Cool Protection Update" helps you prevent infinite loops. 😮
Ehm okay… But, what are "loops" 🔁?
Simple! A "loop" in Clever Messenger happens when the first card in a series of cards is also the end card.
See the image below for an example:
Now, first things first. Loops are not always bad. Because sometimes they are needed to create a Smart Flow, like: linking to an "Ask For" card when your subscriber inputs the wrong answer, or… monitoring a Condition Card every minute to see if your subscriber's condition has changed.
But, loops can be very dangerous.
Dangerous in the sense that if you're not careful… you could create infinite message loops that will flood your subscriber's inbox, eat into your bot rate limits and eventually may get your Facebook page banned. 🤕
No worries though - we got you covered!
Because today's update gives your access to Loop Prevention. Yay! 🎉
The best thing?
It's already there in your account! It's working nicely and doing it's thing in the back-end… just for you.
So yea, no shiny feature for you today. But, on that keeps you safe and sound.
The Loop Protection acts both bot and system-wide. 👇
This means that in the event you did something funny with your Flow, and accidently created an infinite loop, your bot will now only deliver your message once and prevents any disastrous loop from happening!
On the other hand… it will still safely send harmless loops. (Like the examples you've read up top. 😎)
But, that's not all just yet.
We went the extra mile to cover even more scenarios. So, we have implemented Disaster Prevention inside Clever Messenger's Message Delivery system!
This will take care of scenarios, like (but not limited to):
✅ …where someone evil steals your API key and is about to flood your subscribers with messages to get your bot banned…
✅ …if you did something extremely weird with your Flow and you created an infinite loop that is about to kill your rate limits…
✅ …the unlikely event Clever Messenger's Delivery System goes bananas…
If something like the above scenarios happen, Disaster Prevention kicks in. In short, it will make sure to shut down any message deliveries after 10 attempts of delivering the same message to the same subscriber.
From there, the system will try to recover itself and will resume sending messages again… cool, right?
And if something is wrong on your side then you will get a notification. And if something is wrong on our side we will get a notification too. 🔔
No more should you worry about disastrous outcomes… Like spamming your subscribers by accident, or getting your FB pages banned…
(This doesn't mean you shouldn't be careful with building your bots! 🤖)
That said…. Clever Messenger has your back 💪
That's it! Like mentioned before a "Cool Protection Update!" Now, we continue to upgrade and update Clever Messenger even more.
We can't wait to see what you guys think.
Hope you liked this one… now, on to the next one. 🙃
Thanks again for your continuous support, looking forward to send some more cool stuff your way! 🙏🔥
The Clever Messenger Team