So glad to see VRBO messaging is now included in OR! I've been using Hospitable just for the messaging features. I was ready to close my Hospitable account (and have one less payment), but it seems OR doesn't have the option to have an automatic set response for inquires through Airbnb/VRBO. Airbnb tracks initial response time, so I don't want to fall in the algorithm if something comes in overnight and I don't see it until morning - we do have instant book on, but accept pets case by case so we get a lot of questions about that before people book. Is this a feature that can be added?
Yep. This is on the roadmap. I can't give any idea of schedule yet, as dev time lines can change.
Airbnb tracks initial response time, so I don't want to fall in the algorithm
Note that, to the best of our understanding, Airbnb (and Vrbo) do not track your initial response time if you are API-connected to a channel manager, because they assume that the channel manager is taking care of that. So, this concern is moot.