In Zendesk Chat, you are using triggers to route chats based on departments. There are chat agents available, but no agents from the department a chatter selects.
- Using departments in Zendesk Chat
- Using Zendesk Chat triggers to route chats to departments
- No agents are available in the department a chatter selects
- Visitors are instead routed to agents in other departments
Cause and resolution
When Chat triggers are being used to route chats to departments and no agents are available in a department, those chats will still be routed to the department regardless of agents not being available. Also any agents that are not in that department will not have access to those Chats.
The best option to avoid this behavior is described in this Recipe: Automatically route chats based on department online status.