The Tolstoy widget is one of the most used ways for clients to use Tolstoy in their sites. Whether a chatbot, a video support bot or product video - the widget is an efficient and easy way of interacting with your clients. Learn how to create it in a few simple steps! 🤓


How to Create a Tolstoy Widget

  1. After creating your Tolstoy, click Publish Tolstoy.

  2. Go to the Widget setting options tab - set the Tolstoy widget as live by turning on the Set Live toggle, copy the widget code and paste it in your site!


How to Customize Your Tolstoy Widget

We are constantly working on expanding the customization options for our clients, so that all widgets could seamlessly blend into every site's aesthetic. Let's explore our current options.

  1. Navigate to the Settings tab.

  2. Go to the Look & feel subsection.

Here are the customizable widget fields!

Caption- Here, you can add a text that will appear on the widget before the user clicks on it. You can also add Emojis! 🤓

Shape - You can make your widget a circle, which can also be changed in size. You can also make it a rectangle.


Position - You can decide whether you want the widget to appear in the left or right side of the page.

Notification badge - will give your widget a notification badge before it's been opened.

Border - If you want, you can add a border to your widget and change its color.

Orientation - If your widget is a rectangle, you can make it horizontal or vertical. Here is an example of a horizontal widget.

Text bubble - if you want to draw more attention to your widget, you can add a chat bubble near it, with a text of your choice.

Theme text color - the color of the text on the text bubble.

Bubble text - the text on the text bubble.


Widget Vs. Embed

A widget will appear "over top" of the site - it will remain static in its position even when the user scrolls, and it expands only when clicked. It can also be customized. Here is an example of a Tolstoy widget:

An embedded Tolstoy is embedded into your very website. It is "attached" to the site, and will not follow the viewer while scrolling. Here is an example of an embedded Tolstoy:


You are all set - as long as your toggle is set to live, it should be visible in your site!

You can also check out my walkthrough -

Learn more about Tolstoy Widgets:

Do not hesitate to contact us at support@gotolstoy.com if you have any more questions.

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