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Lokalise MessagesUpdated 6 months ago

Lokalise Messages for Gorgias is an app that translates conversations between customers and your company in real-time, using neural machine translation. You have 100+ languages available to connect, and can delight customers and prospects in their native languages while leaving your current workflows untouched.

With the Lokalise Messages integration with Gorgias, you can seamlessly translate your conversations and deliver consistent localized experiences throughout the entire customer journey! 

Setup instructions

From your Gorgias account: 

  1. Go to Settings > Integrations
  2. Find Lokalise Messages on the list
  3. Click on Connect App button
  4. Approve app authorization

That's it! 🎉

*You don't even need to create a Lokalise account to use this app!

How it works

  • Lokalise automatically detects the language of the conversation and instantly translates it into your base language using a neural machine translation engine.
  • Agents start an internal note with the exclamation sign (!) to translate the text into the conversation language.
  • Your customers get translated replies in real-time.
  • Depending on the language your customers are reaching out on, the respective tag is automatically added to the ticket (e.g. lokalise_french)

Automatic translation of incoming messages

Whenever a customer sends a message in a language that is not listed as your agent language, Lokalise automatically translates it and displays the translated version in the internal notes:

Sending a translated reply

Type your response in the **commands**, starting with the exclamation sign (**`!`**) followed by the actual message, for example: **`!Hello, how are you doing?`.** Lokalise will translate this text into the conversation language and send it back to the customer:

Other commands

You can use !info inside an internal note for listing Lokalise Messages features and other useful commands

Please note that access to the dashboard (!dashboard) is only available on the Lokalise Messages pro plan and all admins in Gorgias can access the Dashboard.

To access the Dashboard type the !dashboard command in the internal note.

After the command is successfully executed you'll receive a login link and a single-use authentication code:

Click the link to Lokalise Messages Dashboard link. You'll be navigated to the dashboard and automatically logged in.


Please check the Lokalise pricing article to learn more.

Lokalise for Gorgias is free for up to 500 000 characters (300-500 translated conversations). For more information on how to upgrade your character limit please contact [email protected]

Configuring languages

You can configure your languages globally and override these settings on per-agent basis. Here are the main configuration options:

  • Translation enabled — whether the Lokalise Messages will perform any translations or not. When disabled, your conversations won't be translated.
  • Base language — this is the most common language your team speaks. All incoming conversations will get automatically translated into a base language.
  • Non-translatable languages — additional languages that your team members speak. All incoming conversations in these languages won't be translated.

Configuring global languages from the Dashboard

*This feature is available only on the Lokalise Pro plan
The dashboard allows you to tweak global language settings:

Once the app is installed, the global base language is set to English (en).

All incoming conversations will get automatically translated into the base language. In case your team's base language is different, you'll need to adjust this by selecting another base language.

You can additionally specify multiple languages your team speaks in the Non-translatable languages field. Conversations in those languages won't be translated.

Configuring languages for individual agents

*This feature is available only on the Lokalise Pro plan.

On this tab you can tweak the language settings of individual agents:

All Gorgias admins have access to the Dashboard. On top of that, here you can override the global base and non-translatable languages for individual agents.

Use the search box at the top to find a specific user.

Finally, click Refresh to fetch an up-to-date list of agents from Gorgias.

Configuring languages for teams

This feature is available only on the Lokalise Pro plan.

When a ticket is assigned to a team where all team members speak the same language, then it's useful to configure languages for a team. In this way, there would be no unneeded translations posted to a ticket until an agent would be assigned.

This tab lists all the teams you have created on Gorgias:

Here you can override the base language and non-translatable languages for teams.

Use the search box at the top to find a specific team. Click Refresh to add newly created teams to the list.


  • Each message sent using the Lokalise workflow in Gorgias is shown as sent via Gorgias Bot. Due to that, those messages will go toward the ‘messages sent’ count for the whole account, but won’t be included in the specific agents' message count.
  • The name of the agent who is responding to tickets will, on chat, appear as a specific chat integration name

*Lokalise fetches messages from Gorgias, forwards them to the machine translation engine, and then sends the corresponding translations back. Lokalise and the machine translation engines do not store your messages anywhere.

Lokalise does not fetch or store any customer personal data that's stored in the connected Gorgias instance.

The content of messages sent to or from Lokalise Messages is not stored or logged, staff can't see it and its not used for machine translation engine training or evaluation.

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