The Support default automations Follow

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Zendesk Support provides a standard set of automations that are best practices in a typical ticket workflow.

On the Essential plan, you have only one default automation. You cannot modify the automation and you cannot create custom automations.

On the Team, Professional, and Enterprise plans, you can use the default automations as they are or you can edit or clone the default automations as needed. It's better to clone them, and make changes to the copies, just in case you want to go back to the default conditions. You can deactivate any automations you don't need.

If you need to reset your default automations, you can refer to the screenshots in this article to help you.

The article contains the following sections:

Accessing your automations

You can see all of your automations on the Automations administration page.

To access your automations
  • Click the Admin icon () in the sidebar, then select Business Rules > Automations.

Close ticket 4 days after status is set to solved

This automation automatically closes a ticket four days after it is set to solved. You can edit the automation to change the amount of time, up to 28 days.

Tickets in solved status, that are not closed by a trigger or automation, are automatically closed after 28 days, regardless of whether there have been updates to the ticket in that time frame.

Note: On the Zendesk Support Essential plan, you cannot edit this automation.

Pending notification 24 hours (inactive at signup)

This automation sends email notification to a ticket requester when a ticket has been in pending for 24 hours. This automation is inactive in your account unless you make it active.

Note: This automation is not available on the Zendesk Support Essential plan.

Pending notification 5 days (inactive at signup)

This automation sends email notification to a ticket requester when a ticket has been in pending for five days. This automation is inactive in your account unless you make it active.

Note: This automation is not available on the Zendesk Support Essential plan.

Request customer satisfaction rating (system automation) (Professional and Enterprise)

If you are on Professional or Enterprise, and have enabled customer satisfaction ratings (see Using customer satisfaction ratings), this automation was added to your account to automatically send the customer satisfaction survey.

Note: This automation is not available on the Zendesk Support Essential or Team plan.

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