Customer-to-Agent Chat

As an agent you can chat with up to six customers. When a customer chat arrives in the queue, it is offered to the available agent who has been waiting for the longest time.

Before you start:

  1. Log in to the 8x8 Agent Console.
  2. Click Available.
  3. Go to Profile in the main menu.
  4. In Queue Assignment go to Chat tab and check if you are assigned to the right chat queue.

To process a customer chat:

  1. In 8x8 Agent Console, when a new chat is offered, click to go to the chat window.
  2. Click to accept the chat. The tab changes to indicating the number of active chats waiting.
  3. The chat list gets updated with the customer information for an existing customer.
    The customer's detailed record also opens in a new tab.
  4. Type your message in the chat window and click Send.

Note: Click to open a chat window. The title bar in the popout chat window shows customer nickname, last name, first name, email ID. If it is a new customer, it shows Transaction ID.

  1. Status icons indicate if customer has sent you a message and waiting for your response. If the customer waiting time exceeds SLA, an alert icon in red shows up in the chat list. For details refer to Table 1: Multi Chat Indicators.
  2. To accept a second incoming chat, click Accept. The customer chat list gets updated automatically.
  3. Pop out chat window as desired. When you are done with chat, terminate the chat session by clicking End.
  4. The chat enters post processing state allowing you to complete any pending task related to the chat.

    Note: While Post Processing is honored for each individual chat interaction, your agent's status continues to be busy while handling multiple chats.

  5. To save the chat transcription, click  and select Save from the menu.
  6. Click End Post Processing to complete the session.

    Note: The customer name remains in the chat list while the post processing window is open. Closing the popout chat windows closes the window but does not end the chat.

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