What is Chat Desk?
Chat Desk is an easy-to-use web-based application that enables real-time communication with your customers via a single web interface. Your clients will be able to contact you via multiple channels while your customer service agents can respond and manage these conversations from one convenient virtual service desk. Chat Desk also makes monitoring queries, chats and agent performance easier so you can ensure your customers are receiving the best and most efficient service.
Activating the Chat Desk product gives you access to the following:
- Chat Desk Dashboard – monitor agent performance and customer engagement behavior, configure various settings, set up and manage departments, download chat transcripts, and launch the Supervisor Desk and Agent Desk
- Supervisor Desk – monitor agent chats and activities, route/assign chats and tickets, and add comments to live chats to assist agents in real-time
- Agent Desk – communicate with customers across multiple chat channels, tag and transfer chats, support two-way rich media communication (e.g. PDF, images, locations, voice notes), capture customer profile information, add notes and comments to chats, and retrieve chat history
Getting started with Chat Desk
Step 1: Register your Clickatell account & log in to portal
Sign up and create your free Clickatell account. Once you’ve verified your account, log in to the Clickatell portal. From the Products & Services tab, you can activate the channels and products that you want to utilize. The My Workspace tab provides access to all the channels and products you have activated on your account and allows you to configure and manage each.
Step 2: Activate Chat Desk
To activate Chat Desk as a product on your account, click on the Chat Desk icon under Products on the Products & Services tab. Click on the ‘+Activate product’ button. This will add Chat Desk as a product under the My Workspace tab.
In the My Workspace tab, select the Chat Desk card and click the ‘Enable Chat Desk‘ button to provision the product on your account.
Step 3: Add channel
Currently, you will only be able to integrate the WhatsApp channel with your Chat Desk. You will need an active WhatsApp Business Profile in order to add the WhatsApp channel to Chat Desk.
Once you have an active WhatsApp Business Profile, click ‘+ Add New Channel‘. Select the WhatsApp channel and the specific WhatsApp profile you want to link. Click ‘+ Add New Channel‘. This links the WhatsApp profile to your Chat Desk so that customers can reach out to your agents via the WhatsApp number that you provide to them.
Step 4: Launch Chat Desk
You can launch the Chat Desk Dashboard in a new tab, from where you can access the Supervisor Desk and the Agent Desk.
For detailed information on how to use the Chat Desk product itself, see the Chat Desk User Guide.
Step 5: Add agents (optional)
You can grant access to the Chat Desk to as many users as you want. One agent can be logged in at a given time per agent seat you purchase. By default, you receive one free agent seat. To add more agent seats, click the ‘Upgrade‘ button.
Invite users by navigating to the profile icon in the top right of the portal, selecting User Management, adding new users, and assigning the relevant role(s) to them.
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