Accept and respond to an SMS message interaction

Prerequisites
  • Genesys Cloud User 3 , Genesys Cloud 2 Digital Upgrade I, Genesys Cloud User 1 Digital Upgrade II
  • Conversation > Message > Create permission

  1. Log in as an agent and go on queue. The Interactions panel opens and new messages appear in the Active Interactions list. 
  2. To begin a message interaction, click Answer.
    Note: Agents can receive inbound and outbound MMS messages and can view .jpg, .png, and .gif media. Genesys Cloud does not display other media and notifies agents that the message has no content. For more information about group SMS messages, see FAQs: ACD messages.
  3. Type your response to the incoming message. Your response can contain up to 160 single-byte characters and can include emojis. The counter shows the remaining characters based on the character set you are using.
  4. To send your message, press Enter.
  5. To continue the conversation, repeat steps 3–4 as needed.
  6. To end the conversation, click End Messages.The end messages icon.
  7. Complete any required after call work.

Note: When an agent declines or does not answer an interaction within a certain amount of time, Genesys Cloud places the agent into Not Responding status. While Not Responding, the agent does not receive new interactions. Declined or not answered interactions reenter the queue.