What is the default routing when calls come into my Zendesk Talk account?
Zendesk routes an incoming call to an agent based on both of the following:
- The agent with the longest amount of time elapsed since they last answered a call.
- The agent is available to take a new call.
If an agent misses or declines a call, Zendesk routes the call to the next available agent. If all available agents miss or decline a call, the call routes to voicemail. Note that an outbound call affects the time elapsed since agents last answered a call.
The default wait time before a call is routed from one agent to the next is 30 seconds. Talk Enterprise customers can adjust the Call offering time limit. For more information about available Talk number settings, see the article: Managing Talk line settings.
If a caller exceeds the Maximum queue wait time set in your accounts settings, the call may route to voicemail before being offered to all agents. For more information on Talk settings, see the article: Enabling Talk and configuring general settings.
Finally, Zendesk doesn't route calls to all agents at the exact same time. Talk follows the routing rules outlined above. This is the case for all routing options including the IVR. Routing options can be segmented by routing incoming calls to groups of agents as well as routing incoming calls with IVR.