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Help Center, by default, offers the option for end-users to submit and track their support requests.

The Help Center might not offer the option to submit support requests. It depends on how the Help Center is set up. This section describes the default options for submitting and tracking support requests, without any customization.

Note: On Essential, end-users can submit requests only, by default, but they cannot manage their requests in Help Center. Team, Professional, and Enterprise include the ability for end-users to manage their requests in Help Center.

Topics covered in this section:

Submitting a support request

You must be signed in to submit support requests in Help Center.

Note: The support request form might contain more fields than those described in this section. It depends on how the Help Center is set up.

To submit a support request in Help Center

  1. Click Submit a request at the top of the page.
  2. If the CC option is enabled for the Help Center and you are signed in, you can add an email address to copy a user on the ticket.

    To copy multiple users, use a comma to separate each email address.

  3. Enter a subject and description of the problem.

    As you enter a subject, a list of suggested articles in the knowledge base appears. You can click one of the articles instead of submitting the request. Encouraging end-users to look for answers in the knowledge base can deflect tickets.

  4. If you belong to multiple organizations, select the organization for this support request.
  5. Add any attachments.

    The file size limits are 1 MB for Essential, 7 MB for Team, and 20 MB for Professional and Enterprise.

  6. Click Submit.

Updating a support request by email

End-users can update an existing support request ticket with a comment by email.

Your email must reference an existing ticket ID, using the proper syntax, in plain text. You must have permission to update the ticket, either as the ticket requester, a CC on the ticket, or a member of a shared organization for the ticket.

To update an existing support request by email
  1. In your email client, create a new email message or forward an existing email.

    The email is to the support team. The subject can be anything you want.

  2. At the top of body of the email, enter the ticket ID for an existing support request using the following syntax:
    #id ticketnumber

    For example:

    #id 123456
  3. Leave one blank line after the ticket ID.
  4. Enter the comment you want to add to the ticket after the blank line.

    Your email should look something like this.

  5. Send the email.

Updating a support request in My Activities with a comment, CC, or organization

You can update any existing support request that is not closed with a comment.

You can also add CCs (if enabled in the Help Center) to an existing support request. And if you belong to multiple organizations, you can also change the organization for a support request when you view it in Help Center.

To update an existing support request

  1. Click your profile icon on the upper-right side of any Help Center page, and then click My activities.

    By default, the My Activities page displays all requests that you have submitted.
  2. Click the link for the request you want to update.
  3. Add a comment to update the request.
  4. (Optional) If the CC option is enabled for the Help Center and you are signed in, you can add an email address to copy a user on the ticket

    When you add a CC to an existing ticket, you must also add a comment.

  5. (Optional) If you belong to multiple organizations, you can change the organization for the support request.
  6. Click Submit.

Tracking your support requests

You can use the Help Center to track your support requests.

If you belong to multiple organizations, you can also change the organization for a support request when you view it in Help Center.

To track your support requests

  1. Click your profile icon on the upper-right side of any Help Center page, and then click My activities.

    By default, the page displays all requests that you have submitted. In Zendesk Support, an open request is a ticket that's been assigned to an agent who is working to resolve it. A request awaiting your reply is a ticket that's been assigned to an agent, but the agent is waiting for more information from you before resolving the ticket.

  2. To see a filtered view of all your requests, enter a search term in the Filter Requests box or select a request status from the Status menu.
  3. To see details about a request, click the request title.

    If you belong to multiple organizations, you can change the organization for a support request when you view details for that request.

Tracking your organization's support requests

 

As an end-user you can be a member of one organization or multiple organizations. If you're a member of a shared organization, you can see tickets for all members of that organization.

Note: A shared organization must be set up by an administrator. For more information, see Setting up a shared organization for end-users.

To track your organization's support requests

  1. Click your profile icon on the upper-right side of any page, and then click My activities.

  2. Click the Organization Requests link on the My Activities page to see all the requests in your organizations.

    The link appears only if you're a member of a shared organization.

  3. To see details about a request, click the request title.

    You can add comments to a request if an administrator has set it up. For more information, see Setting up a shared organization for end-users.

To subscribe to requests for a shared organization
  1. Click your profile icon on the upper-right side of any page, and then click My activities.
  2. Click the Organization Requests link on the My Activities page to see all the requests in your organizations.

    The link appears only if you're a member of a shared organization in Zendesk.

  3. Click Follow.

    Note: If the Follow button is not available, you might need to ask your administrator to add it to your Help Center theme (see Add Follow/Unfollow for users in a shared organization).

    You will now receive notifications for new and updated request in your shared organization.

Marking a request as solved

You can withdraw a request by marking it as solved. The request must be assigned to an agent before you can mark it as solved.

To mark a request as solved

  1. Click your profile icon in the upper-right side of any page, and then click My activities.
  2. Click the title of an open request to open it.
  3. Select the option on the lower side of the request to mark it as solved.
  4. Enter any comment you want in the reply and click Add Reply.

Creating a follow-up to a solved request

You can reopen a solved request by creating a follow-up ticket.

To create a follow-up to a solved request

  1. Click your profile icon in the upper-right side of any page, and then click My activities.
  2. Click All my requests in the sidebar.
  3. Click the title of a solved request to open it.
    Tip: If you have a long list of requests, filter the view by selecting Solved from the Status menu.
  4. Click the link on the lower side of the request to create a follow-up request.
  5. Complete the follow-up request and click Submit.
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