Setting up triggers for side conversations

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  • Ferenc Bartha

    Is there a way to detect with which slack channel a side conversation has been initiated in triggers?

  • Joanna Woroniecka

    Hi Zendesk team,

    Any news on separating the type of side conversation between:

    • Email 
    • Slack / other instant messaging apps?

    It was already reported some time ago by Nemo some time ago in this post.

  • Brenda Cardinez
    Hi Ferenc, 

    I'm going to bring this into a ticket so we can look into this further with you. You'll receive an email shortly stating your ticket has been created. 
  • Brenda Cardinez
    Hi Joanna, 

    To know more about your use case,  I'll take our discussion offline for now and convert this into a ticket. Thank you! 
  • Eli Towle

    The third example sends a notification email to the ticket assignee when someone replies to a side conversation. In this situation, it would be useful to have a placeholder for the text of the side conversation reply. Then, the notification email could include the full side conversation reply so the assignee doesn't have to separately dig through Zendesk to view it.

  • Dave Dyson
    Zendesk Community Manager
    Hi Eli,
    Would you mind adding details of your use case and upvoting this product feedback thread? Allow side conversation content to viewed via email notification
  • Eli Towle

    Thanks, Dave! I will add my use case to that product feedback thread.

  • royaleagle

    Matt We are trying to pursue a method like you suggested where we listen to the response on the side conversation for a specific response from our vendor.  We plan on listening for when our vendor sends a customer satisfaction survey. When we receive this survey via the side conversation, it would apply a tag we can use to notify our agents on slack to come to review the ticket and solve it. 
    We are using the following logic, but this trigger won't fire.

    Here is an example of the response email we receive from the side conversation we are trying to trigger on.

    Do you have any advice on how we can make this function correctly?

  • Maky

    Hi @.....

    there is a way to add in the side conversation by email what was written in the ticket once a public or private answer arrives?

    The problem is that if I add a side conversation, a new side conversation is created, I only need to update the one that I already have open.



  • Toby Sterrett
    Zendesk Product Manager

    Maky Hi Maria, at this time it's only possible to initiate a new side conversation with a trigger action, not reply to an existing one. The primary reason is that trigger actions take place at the ticket level, so there's no easy way to reference a specific side conversation when setting up a trigger. Perhaps there could be some sort of way like "update most recently updated side conversation" or something along those lines, but that's not an entirely reliable method. We're definitely thinking about how it could be done, though.

    royaleagle this isn't currently doable because the ticket events for side conversations don't have the entire side conversation text available to them. This is something we could look into for the future, though.

  • Maky

    Thanks Toby Sterrett!

    That could be a method to update the communication to third parties involved in the ticket issues without doing it manually.

    Thanks again.



  • Bryan Haeussler

    Was the feature to create side conversation ticket via a trigger deprecated? I can get it to run, but in the log it gives this as the event:


  • Dane
    Zendesk Engineering
    Hi Maria,
    I have noticed that you have already submitted a request for this concern. Ticket #10651061. Please continue to work with our Advocate assigned to this ticket.

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