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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The following contains some frequently asked questions. If you have questions that are not answered below, feel free to reach out on discord for more assistance. Alternatively, you may also open an issue on github.

Q1) Why I am seeing duplicate messages on starting the chatbot?

If you notice duplicate messages on start and are on React 18 and above, it could be due to the use of StrictMode. Refer to this github issue for more details.

Q2) I would like to integrate this with my own API to answer questions in a loop, how can I create this?

If you're looking to use your own API, then the smart conversation example is likely what you're looking to use. If you are specifically looking to stream your responses, then you may also be interested in the real-time stream example.

Q3) I am experiencing issues viewing the chatbot on mobile, how can I fix this?

If you're using a version below 1.2.0 of React ChatBotify, there are known view issues on certain mobile devices and browsers. Check that you are on a later version and should the issue persist, please do not hesitate to raise an issue on github.

Q4) I would like to stream my responses from the bot instead of sending messages as a whole, how can I do this?

There are 2 approaches to this. If you are streaming your responses from a backend (e.g. from LLM models), then the real-time stream example will be relevant to you. Otherwise, if you're just looking to simulate streaming of your messages, then you may take a look at the simulated stream example.

Q5) My messages are not streaming even though I have set simStream to true, why?

For streaming messages, ensure you're on at least version 1.3.0. That said, it is always recommended to update to the latest version.

Q6) My messages are appearing in parallel or are misordered and messy, why?

It is likely you're using params.injectMessage or params.streamMessage. Do note that both these functions are async so you should use await on them for your desired behavior.

Q7) I have audio toggled on but my bot only reads out certain messages or not at all, why?

Check if your messages are being sent with real-time stream. Audio is currently not supported for such messages (still works fine for simulated stream)

Q8) I am using NextJS and running into ReferenceError: window is not defined... errors, how can I fix this?

Since NextJS is a server-side rendering framework, the window object may not be available immediately. To resolve this, load the ChatBot lazily. Refer to code snippet below for an example:

"use client";
import { lazy, Suspense, useEffect, useState } from "react";

const ChatBot = lazy(() => import("react-chatbotify"));

export default function Home() {
const [isLoaded, setIsLoaded] = useState(false);
useEffect(() => {
}, [])

return (
{isLoaded && (
<Suspense fallback={<div>Loading...</div>}>
<ChatBot />