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Hand off chatters to live agents using the Zendesk Live Agent block



Once you've configured Ada Glass for Zendesk, the next step is to add the Zendesk Live Agent block to any Answer in your Ada Dashboard where handing off to a live agent should take place.

For a refresher as to how to configure Ada Glass for Zendesk, see this article.

Add the Zendesk Live Agent Block to an Answer

1. Navigate to the Answers view in your Ada Dashboard and select the Answer where you would like a live chat hand off to occur.


2. Open the Answer block toolbar on the right hand side and drag and drop in the Zendesk Live Agent block.


Select a Department or Group

Choose a department in the Department dropdown. This department is where the bot will route to when a customer asks to speak to your Live Agents, so make sure it's an active one with agents assigned to it! As a reminder, if you are using Zendesk Agent Workspace you will be selecting a group from the dropdown menu. The field name will still say Department, but the dropdown menu will be populated with the groups you have configured in Zendesk Agent Workspace.


Populate Tags

Populate the tags section of the block, so you'll know where your chats generated and the theme (billing, tech support, etc.). We suggest at least using "ada" as a tag, so you can differentiate where chats started, if live chat is available in other channels besides Ada.

Create an Off-Hours Answer

Create an Off-Hours Answer for live chat to fall back to, if a customer is chatting with the bot and tries to speak to a live agent outside of your support hours.

Enable Zendesk Authentication (optional)

If you have chosen to configure Zendesk Authentication (optional):

  1. Toggle on Enable Authentication.

  2. Select an Authentication Error Answer from the drop-down menu to provide to chatters in the event of an authentication error.

Agents will be able to identify authenticated chatters by the green checkmark overlay on the chatter’s Zendesk avatar.

That's it! You've successfully configured Ada Glass for Zendesk. If you have any issues with anything you've read, please don't hesitate to contact our support team.

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