As an agent, you are able to transfer chats to the appropriate department or agent if you are unable to assist a client.
From the panel on the left, select the chat you want to transfer and click the 'Transfer' button at the top right-hand corner of the chat.
From the drop-downs, select the department and/or agent you want to transfer this chat to. You can either select a specific department (if set up), a specific agent within a department, or any specific agent (regardless of department).
Only agents that are currently online and available are listed in the drop-down. The pop-up automatically refreshes when it is first opened but given the nature of a support environment, agent statuses could change shortly after this initial refresh. Use the 'refresh' button (shown below) to refresh the list of available departments and agents manually.
You cannot transfer a live chat to a department where no agents are currently available to receive the chat.
Type in a note for the receiving agent andClick 'Transfer'.
An animation in the left panel indicates that your chat is being transferred.
You can cancel the transfer by clicking 'Cancel Transfer' (the initial 'Transfer' button).
The agent you selected will receive a request to accept your chat transfer. If the agent accepts the transfer, your chat is transferred and will no longer be in your queue. If the agent declines the transfer, the chat remains open in your queue.
If the transferred chat isn't accepted within 20 minutes, it is transferred back to the original agent.
If the agent accepts the transfer, the chat appears in the roster view (left pane) of the agent to whom it was transferred. The chat disappears from the first agent's roster view.
If thechat transfer is rejected, the chat is sent back to the original agent. The 'Transferring chat...' animation stopsand the original agent must accept the rejection. The chat appears in the original agent's roster view again.