Changing the default privacy of ticket comments

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  • Hussain Mithaiwala

    Hello All

    Is it me or is this article not in line with agent workspace. The options mentioned here are different that what is shown to me in my account.

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  • Jim
    Zendesk Customer Care

    Hi Hussain!

    I've created a ticket for this concern, and here's the ticket # 6421183. We'll continue working on this using the ticket that I created, and kindly check the email that was sent to you since I have a few questions that need enlightenment; prior to conclusion.

    Best,

    Customer Advocacy Team

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  • Jim
    Zendesk Customer Care

    Hi Hussain!

    Please accept my apology for the incorrect ticket number that I shared in this community post. This is the correct separate ticket # 6493405 that I created for your concern. We'll continue working on it using the ticket that I created, and kindly check the email that was sent to you since I have a few questions for you.

    Best,

    Customer Advocacy Team

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  • Elizabeth Wilson

    On Settings > Tickets, "Agent comments via email are public by default" has been turned on (blue dot) for over one year, but by default the private comment tab always appears first by default. Is there an issue on ZD's end or something else I can do on our account to have public comments be the default tab view when any agents opens a ticket?

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  • Beau P.
    Zendesk Customer Care

    Hello Elizabeth,

    The setting you're referring to dictates comment visibility specifically for email comments from agents; so if an agent replies to a ticket directly from a notification email that threads the comment in accord to this setting. Agent comments made within the UI, and the accompanying default composer behavior there, is controlled via the "Agent comments via web are public by default" setting under Admin>Settings>Tickets.

    Beau | Customer Advocate

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  • Michael Mader

    I just had a ticket solved out by Zendesk Support, saying this article is incorrect, saying that "At this time, unfortunately, It is not possible to make a public reply or internal notes default by channel, it is a feature at the account level."

    Per this article, this is not true, but it's also not working for us.  With the settings listed below and the chart in this article, I would anticipate anything "Non-email" to default to PRIVATE becuase the box isn't checked - "Support (For example, SMS, Web, or API)", and active Chats, which is ridiculous, but that's what it is, I've submitted product feedback there. 

    I would also expect email tickets to default to public based on the second box being checked.  I'm being told by Zendesk Support that this doesn't function that way.  Will someone please explain why my email conversations are still defaulting to "Internal note" for my agents.

     

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