How to Accept a Chat Request
When logged in to the Agent Desktop application and in the Ready state, you are available to receive interactions such as chats at any time. Accepting a chat request is simple.
When a service chat interaction is delivered to your desktop, you will hear a tone and see an alert pop-up window titled Web Chat indicating a chat request. Your state will change from Ready to Busy. The alert pop-up window will display the name of the service requested by the customer as well as the customer’s name if it was provided in the chat request form. If the incoming chat has been waiting in a queue, the chat alert window will display the amount of time that the customer has waited in the queue, in minutes and seconds (e.g., "Q 2:57").
To accept the chat request, follow these steps:
- Click the Accept button.
- The Active Communications List will display the chat icon , which indicates that the chat session is now established and the timer for this session will start.
- The available customer information will be displayed in the Contact Info Panel.
- You can now begin a chat session with the customer.
Note: If you are already chatting with a customer and receive a new alert pop-up, you will have the option to either Open or Accept the new chat. If you select Open, the chat is accepted but the focus will shift to the new chat; if you select Accept, the chat will be accepted but the focus will stay on the original chat and not the new one.
If you do not accept a chat request within a predefined amount of time, you will be automatically switched to the Not Ready state. You will need to make yourself manually Ready when you are ready to receive another chat.
Note: Unaccepted chat requests will appear in your performance and activity reports.
After you accept a chat request, your chat window will show previous conversation the customer had with the system, e.g. bot conversation. The system (bot) messages will be marked by a gear avatar.