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Make it right
A beautifully simple system for tracking, prioritizing, and solving customer support tickets.
Contact options for the Web Widget
When more than two contact options are available in the Web Widget, you can now give customers the option to choose their preferred channel. For instance, if both live chat and sending a message are available, a customer can choose between either option. Using the Web Widget API, you can also control when the different contact options appear.
Learn more about Contact Options in the Web Widget.
Pathfinder app with mobile activity
Pathfinder gives your agents visibility into the customer journey before and after a ticket has been submitted. With this update, Pathfinder now includes the articles a customer has read and the searches they have made when looking for support in a mobile app using the Support SDK.
Learn more about the latest Support SDK with Pathfinder support.
Zendesk kit on Fabric
It’s now even easier to embed in-app support into your mobile app with the Zendesk kit available on Fabric, the popular app development platform. With the Zendesk kit, you can embed Zendesk functionality—like a searchable knowledge base and messaging—natively into your app. Empower your customers to find the answers to their questions without having to leave your app, and get the context you need to provide meaningful first replies.
Learn more about the Zendesk kit on Fabric.
iOS and Android mobile apps
We continue to improve upon our recently redesigned Support mobile apps, built for iOS and Android. In this v1.3 update, we’ve improved the experience of associating Incident and Problem tickets, made views more configurable, and more to make agents more productive on the go.
Learn more about our mobile apps.
This quarter's top Apps
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The evolution of Help Center
A smart knowledge base for better self-service and empowered agents
Answer Bot works alongside your support team to respond to customer questions instantly. It uses machine learning to pull content from your Guide knowledge base and provide tailored answers to your customers—accurately and reliably every time. And Answer Bot loops in your support agents when the customer needs a human touch.
Learn more about Answer Bot.
New User Segments in Guide makes it easier to manage restrictions on who can view what content in your help center, knowledge base or community. Now you have one settings page where you can create and edit custom segments of agents or end-users based on Tags, Groups or Organizations. Then you can easily restrict access to content in any Section or Topic to one of your pre-defined segments.
Learn more about User Segments.
Drag & drop images
Now it’s even easier to create content masterpieces in your help center. We've introduced drag and drop from your local file system into Guide’s article editor. When you drop an image into the editor, the image is uploaded and inserted in-line.
“We never want to stop a customer from contacting us, but we know they want faster responses. Answer Bot helps us answer their questions in less than 12 minutes.”
– Dollar Shave Club
Strike up a conversation
Live chat software that provides a fast and responsive way to connect with customers in real-time
Automatically pair customers with the agent who is most skilled to handle their request to increase customer satisfaction and reduce response times. A “skill” is a capability you assign to your agents, including language, product category, customer type, or region.
Roles and Permissions
Zendesk Chat has three default roles: Agent, Admin, and Owner. These roles are sufficient for most teams, but organizations with large teams may have complex structures and need to be able to distribute tasks across a variety of members. Managers can use Roles and Permissions to create new roles for their agents and control what they have access to in Zendesk Chat.
“Chat makes it easy to have a highly curated experience on a small scale, but in larger instances, features like automated routing and customized roles and permissions help us to mitigate risk and scale in a more strategic way. We can give access to parts of Chat to ensure that the agent experience is seamless and not distracted by features outside of the necessary workflow.”
Public and Private Apps
As an agent serves multiple chats, it becomes time consuming to have to switch between different tools. Chat Apps lets you connect your favorite business tools and bring customer context and information into Chat.
Create business goals to measure the positive impact of Chat on your objectives—for example, getting customers to make a purchase or sign up for a newsletter. Use this data to optimize your website conversion funnel and reward high performing agents.
For businesses wanting to extend their Chat expertise to new channels, Zendesk Message funnels inbound conversations from popular messaging apps—like Facebook Messenger, Twitter Direct Messages, and LINE—into a central location for agents to manage at scale.
Available only as a feature extension to Zendesk Chat, Message brings the latest messaging innovations like shopping menus, one-touch replies, and chatbots right to your customers.
Grow sales and conversions with Zendesk Chat
Join Kai Sugunnasil, Sales Team Lead at Happy Socks, an eCommerce company based in Stockholm, to learn how live chat can bring the benefits of a physical retail experience to the web:
- Using proactive triggers to increase sales
- Measuring the ROI of chat with conversion tracking
- Importance of chat in ecommerce
Talk it out
Call center solution embedded in the Zendesk ticketing system
Provide differentiated service to your VIP customers and prioritize urgent or emergency calls. Assigns specific phone numbers in your Talk account as “priority”. Any incoming calls to those numbers will be moved to the head of the call queue.
Outbound Caller ID
Select the phone number your customers see when you place outbound calls to them. When you use a local or toll-free number, customers are more likely to answer calls, and it’s easier or less expensive for them to call back.
Analytics to measure and understand the entire customer experience
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Outbound and Zendesk Connect are joining forces
Outbound enables businesses to automate and deliver relevant messages across web, email, and mobile channels, and to better measure their effectiveness. Outbound and Zendesk Connect are working together to improve the quality of customer interactions.