Platforms: Overview & Deployment

Platforms are the places where users will interact with your bot (e.g., Facebook) and where you will need to configure settings for them to be able to talk with your script living on Dexter. Configuring and deploying to a platform is as straightforward as can be. Simply click "Platforms" in the nav bar:

Platforms menu

then select a platform you want to deploy to, say, Facebook:

Platforms list

and follow the on-screen instructions to deploy your bot and make it usable.

Undeploying Platforms

If you no longer want your bot to be usable, simply undeploy it by flipping the toggle. Once you do so, your bot will no longer respond to messages it receives.

Undeploying a bot does not mean the bot no longer exists on the platform. For example, your Facebook Page and Twilio numbers will still be active. They will simply stop responding to incoming messages via Dexter.

If you want to remove these, you need to do so directly on the platform and not on Dexter.

"Is Your Bot Ready?" Checklist

When you're done with deploying and you're ready to show off your bot to the world, double-check with our handy-dandy "Is Your Bot Ready" checklist in the Cheatsheet of the Platforms section.

More Questions?

These individual guides give an overview of the platform, a glossary of terms, and more details on working with them.