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  Article updated: July 13, 2022

View and filter your Hootdesk queue

Audience: Hootdesk agents

You can view, filter, and sort all messages in the conversation queue. You can also view the number of new and pending conversations and resolve them in bulk.

The Hootdesk queue, the active channels list, and filters.

Filter the active channels list

The active channels list lets you select any social or messaging accounts that you have access to. It also displays the number of channels you’ve selected out of the total number of available channels.

Your workflow consists of three states, each with its own queue:

  • New - Conversations are either new or have a new reply from the contact and need follow-up.
  • Pending - Conversations are waiting for the contact to follow up.
  • Resolved - Conversations have ended and require no further action.

To narrow the types of conversations that appear in your queue, select Filter under Active channels to filter on any of the following:

  • Teams - Any team or teams that you belong to.
  • Assigned to - Conversations by the agent currently assigned to them.
  • Topics - Conversations labeled with certain topics.
  • Contact groups - Contacts labeled as part of a specific group.
  • Conversation types - Public or private posts. This can help identify customer service conversations.

Change the sort order of the queue

You can sort the queue by selecting Newest first or Oldest first in the New or Pending queue.

Changing the sort order of the queue.

Show or hide cross-channel conversation history

Cross-channel conversation history gives you a consolidated view of a contact’s conversations across all channels and networks. This means you don’t have to ask a contact for information that’s already been provided and lets you know if the contact has been working with another agent.

Channel icons at the top of the conversation view indicate whether the history for this contact is available on multiple channels.

A Twitter icon and a Facebook icon shown as they appear above a conversation.

You can show or hide the cross-channel conversation history view by selecting or clearing the All channels check box under Conversation view.

Selecting All channels in the Conversation view list.

  • The All channels setting is preserved when you sign out, as long as you use the same browser when you sign back in.
  • You’ll only be able to see conversation histories on conversations in channels you have access to.

Show or hide audit trails in conversations

Audit trails show past actions performed on a conversation, who performed them, and when they were performed. Audit trails can give you insight such as whether a conversation is being handled according to your organization’s policies.

An example audit trail showing conversation assignment and bulk resolution events.

You can show or hide audit trails by selecting or clearing the Audit trails check box under Conversation view.

Selecting Audit trails in the Conversation view list.


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