To start the tester:
Open the skill that you want to test.
At the bottom of the left navigation for the skill, click .
In the Channel dropdown, select the channel you plan to deploy the skill to.
By selecting a channel, you can also see any limitations that this channel may have.
In the text field at the bottom of the tester, enter some test text.
Typically, you’d use the Skill Tester after you’ve created intents, Q&A, and defined a dialog flow. It’s where you actually chat with your skill or digital assistant to see how it functions as a whole, not where you build Q&A or intents.
As you are creating, testing, and refining intents, you may prefer to use the Try It Out! tester in the Intents and Q&A pages.
The Try It Out! feature helps you improve your training utterances iteratively.
Some channels have limitations in how they can render skill components, and those limitations are not reflected in the tester. You should test each skill in your target channels early in the development cycle to make sure that your components render as desired.