For some features we open betas so that you can try out the feature in advance, and also give us feedback and report issues. We value the feedback of our customers and consider it an important part of the our process.
These are our current and upcoming betas:
- Guide Permission Groups
- Right-to-left language support for the Support agent UI
- Web Widget integrated Chat experience
- Collaboration threads
- Expand/collapse apps
- Web Widget performance
- Conference for Talk
- Call blocking for Talk
- Talk additional numbers now available
Guide Permission Groups
Permission in Guide have historically been applied via the "Who can manage?" setting for sections and applies to all articles in that section. This has historically had many limitations like allowing some agents to edit and others to publish, allowing agents to manage some articles in a section and not others and allowing more agents into the knowledge creation process.
Permission Groups in Zendesk Guide allows customers to build and configure custom permissions based on User Segments and apply them to articles.
Right-to-left language support for the Support agent UI
Zendesk Support is now capable of supporting RTL languages such as Arabic and Hebrew for agents in Support. The feature is currently available in beta.
For some languages, most of contents and UI elements should originate from the right-hand side of a page, flowing toward the left. The agent UI has its entire UI reversed, including all text, icons, tables, drop-downs, modals, and whatever other visual elements that get rendered on the screen.
Web Widget integrated Chat experience
We are excited to offer a new and improved, seamlessly integrated Chat experience in the Web Widget. Now, you will be able to strike up a conversation with your customers wherever they are on your website, and compliment self-service through Chat better than ever before.
With this early access program (EAP), your customers will now be able to fluidly navigate between Chat and Help Center in the Web Widget, and receive incoming or proactive Chat messages whilst searching and viewing Help Center articles.
The new experience also includes additional features that were previously only available in the stand-alone Chat widget. We will continue to add features to the EAP over the coming months.
Side conversations (formerly known as Collaboration threads)
After talking with lots of customers about their workflows, we’ve seen a recurring theme where teams are jumping through hoops when trying to get multiple conversation threads going with various people in order to solve a ticket, especially if those people aren’t Zendesk Support agents. Side conversations aim to solve the problem of needing to do things like creating and linking multiple tickets, manually manipulating the requester and CCs on tickets to simulate separate conversations, or leaving Support altogether and just sending regular emails in order to contact people to help with the ticket.
Agents can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the apps that appear in their interface. This can be because of the number of apps installed or the fact that most of the apps may be irrelevant for the task the Agent is currently working on.
We have been working on an enhancement to the apps tray that allows Agents to collapse unwanted or irrelevant apps. This feature is now available for Beta testing.
Web Widget performance
The Web Widget performance beta provides early access to performance optimizations that will be released in stages. The first phase of this beta includes a re-architecture to the way we serve the Web Widget.
This beta is great for anyone interested in staying informed about Web Widget performance improvements, getting early access to enhancements, and providing feedback as we roll them out.
Conference for Talk
The Conference beta (for Talk Professional and Enterprise or Advanced Legacy) enables agents to bring a third party into an ongoing phone call with a customer.
Call blocking for Talk
Ability to block incoming calls is the newest addition to our Talk Advanced feature set, hitting beta now. We have added functionality that allows you to block specific numbers or patterns of numbers that have been flagged by you as being unwanted or fraudulent.
Talk additional numbers now available
We are happy to announce that Zendesk Talk can now offer additional number coverage for the countries listed in the form. Note: These numbers are still in beta and not yet generally available as we want to see how they preform.