Work with message interactions


Prerequisites
  • PureCloud 3 license
  • Conversation > Message > Create permission

Message interactions enable a customer to begin a text conversation with an agent. Both agents and customers can see the text that the other party enters.

Depending on organization and queue settings, an agent can receive multiple message interactions at the same time or messages while handling other interactions. For more information about handling multiple types of interactions at the same time, see Manage multiple interactions.

PureCloud uses automatic call distribution (ACD) to route message interactions to agents in queues. PureCloud routes message interactions to agents based on a queue’s evaluation and routing methods. For example, PureCloud could route a message to a specific agent based on several criteria:

  • The agent speaks the same language as the customer.
  • The agent has a particular skill.
  • The agent is the next available agent. 
Note: During message interactions, agents can find and send canned responses and use a script to guide them through interactions. Scripts prompt the agent to ask questions or allow them to update contact information. To request help from a supervisor during a chat interaction, agents can use Agent assistance.

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