Use the Transfer to User action in the menu to transfer an interaction directly to a Genesys Cloud user. If the selected user is removed from the system or no longer exists, and you do not update this transfer action, the flow will fail at this action step. 


To successfully execute the call flow, the selected user must have logged into Genesys Cloud at least once.

This action is available in menu choices and task sequences. Menu choices contain common settings such as DTMF and speech recognition.

Action Description
Name field The label you enter here becomes the name of the transfer node in the flow structure.
User From the list, select the user to which to transfer the interaction.
Allow rollover to voicemail

Select True to allow an unanswered interaction to transfer to the user’s voicemail. However, if the specified user does not have voicemail configured and the call is unanswered, the action takes the Failure path and sets the failure outputs if they are bound to a variable.

Select False if you do not want unanswered interactions to transfer to the user’s voicemail. In this case, unanswered calls take the action’s Failure path, and sets the failure outputs if they are bound to a variable.

Note: You can also enter NOT_SET. In this case, the action behaves as though the setting is true and transfers unanswered interactions to the user’s voicemail. Or, if the user’s voicemail is not configured, the action takes the Failure path.

Connect Timeout

Click to change the default timeout, in seconds or milliseconds. Use the + or  buttons, or manually enter the desired value.


  • If no value is specified or if this value is not overridden, the system uses the timeout configured for the target user voicemail.
  • If the timeout configured in the organization’s settings is less than the the action’s Connect Timeout, then the flow uses the organization’s timeout settings timeout. 
  • If you modify this setting, republish existing flows. This step ensures existing flows follow the configured failure path for unsuccessful transfers.
Pre-Transfer Audio Optionally configure a prompt to play before transferring the interaction.
Failed Transfer Audio Optionally configure a prompt to play if the transfer action if the transfer action detects a failure.
Failure outputs

These outputs allow the flow author to map the results of any resulting errorType and errorMessage. 

  • errorType: A non-empty string that contains the type or category of the error.
  • errorMessage: A non-localized failure message. The string may be empty or NOT_SET.

Note: Click the arrow next to Failure Outputs to expand or collapse the list of variables.

Define success and failure paths

Note: For transfer actions included in secure flows, Genesys Cloud overrides the defined failure path and disconnects the call. The normal consultation VXML transfer type can be problematic in secure flows; therefore, Genesys Cloud uses blind transfers. For more information, see Recommendation for the <transfer> element. This behavior occurs in transfers to ACD, user, external numbers, group, other flows, and voicemail.

Name Description

An executed Success path indicates that no errors were encountered during the process. It is not a measure of whether the data received was the intended result or functionality.


This path indicates that there was an error executing the action or there was a problem processing the results from a bridge or data action. Specify the action if Architect is not able to transfer the call or if Allow rollover to voicemail is set to False. For example, a play audio action to indicate that the action wasn’t successful, a transfer action to send the caller to an agent or representative for assistance. 

Note: If the network experiences connectivity issues, the action automatically takes this failure path.