Enabling and disabling side conversations

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  • Mie Dohn


    Is it possible to enable the feature for just admins to begin with? I would like to test it out myself before pushing it out in the whole orgnization.


    Br. Mie

  • Nicole S.
    Zendesk Community Team

    Hi Mie - 

    At this point in time, there are no role-based permissions for side conversations, though it is something that is under consideration for future versions. If you'd like to express your interest in that, you can post a comment to the Announcement

  • Client Services

    Hi Nicole,

    We're looking for some assistance in setting up our Light Agent workflow as the specification for Light Agents require some creativity for our use case. We're looking for ways for our Light Agents to have a view with tickets we deem relevant for them.

    Is there an easy work flow for us to be able to add light agents as a CC or @mention them in an internal note or side conversation that corresponds to a view set up for light agents to that show tickets they are either CC'd in or tickets with an internal note/side conversation with @mention to them. 

    Important to note; Our light agents are from different companies, thus, we do not wish for them to see all tickets sent to light agents in general; it is okay for light agents from the same company to see

    Any thoughts or points are helpful!

    Much thanks,

  • Jessie Schutz
    Zendesk team member

    Hi there!

    There's actually an existing area in Support where any agent can see tickets that they're CC'd on! It's not a View, though. Your agents just need to click on their picture in the upper right corner of the interface and click View Profile. From there, they'll click on the dropdown menu below their picture and name on the left, and select CCs. This will bring up all the tickets that agent is CC'd on. It's a bit clunky the first time you go there, but it has a unique URL so they can bookmark it for easy access. Hope that helps!

  • Diaa

    i am not able to fine the Collaboration section in the ticket, can you help? is it something missing in my subscription?

  • Amy Malka
    Zendesk Documentation Team

    Hi @Diaa — Side conversations are enabled by the administrator from the agent interface (not the ticket interface), but you need to have the Collaboration add-on. The "Collaboration section is under Settings > Tickets. Does that help?

  • Cesar Corzo

    I just created our first group. It's the sales team. I have explained starting a ticket as the requester. However, I'm getting push back in the following manner: Please Advice. 


    The main issue is we cannot solve or edit tickets assigned to us and push them through the zenedesk workflow unless we create the ticket ourselves. I think there might be a setting on your side to give us the ability to edit assigned tickets.
    I've cc'd myself trying to take ownership but I cannot.
    Error-- Failed:
    #1828 Assignee: is required when solving a ticket 
  • Devan - Community Manager
    Zendesk Community Team

    Hello Cesar,

    I've gone ahead and linked a help guide that should prove helpful in Enabling and disabling side conversations. If this doesn't aid in resolving your issue, let us know, and we'll dig a little deeper into what is taking place on your end.

  • Chris Cooke

    Our agents have a signature in place on Support which is a hyperlinked image including name and contact details which directs to our website. I realize that markdown is not supported within side conversations, is there at least any way to at least display an image as a default signature???

  • Brett Bowser
    Zendesk Community Team

    Hey Chris,

    There's no easy way to accommodate agent signatures in side conversations at this time. I was able to track down the following feedback post that's related to this functionality here: As a Zendesk Admin, I want the Collaboration add-on to support markdown and placeholders so that existing agent signatures can be used in Side Conversations

    I recommend upvoting and provide your use-case there so our Product Managers are aware of this need. I'll also be sure to pass this along to our product team on my end as well.



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