Automatically change status to away when inactive
if i am in the admin panel, and i am online. but i walk away from my desk i would like my status to auto change to offline or away when there is no activity for 30 minutes ( or a set amount of time )
Russ Michaels commented
There is no way I am ever going to remember to change the status to offline whenever I leave my computer and set it to online when I come back.
So it would be really useful if this could happen automatically when the computer is locked or no activity for xx minutes and set tawk to offline, when it is unlocked, set it to online, or at least prompt if you want to go online.
Also to only be online at specific times of day.
Christopher York commented
100% , this should be in the Windows app... Even though, the Windows app is not really a Windows app, it is just a form window around the site...
You could at least implement this for Windows application.
Admintawk.to (top bird!, tawk.to) commented
Thank you, Rylan!
Yes, the trigger "Chat Rescuer" can be used to reply to visitor if agent haven't responded for X time.
I agree this feature needs to be there.
But at the same time, many of you are simply looking for a way to tell your customers that you are apparently not available to chat right at this moment. You do know that you can just set-up a trigger that will send an automated message if a message goes without a response after XX amount of time. This is exactly what we are going to use. A simple message after 1 minute of no response that invites them to submit a form with their e-mail, and we will get back to them as soon as we are available again. Not a perfect solution like auto-offline would be, but certainly not a "make-or-break" topic in my opinion.
The weakest part of this program, looking for alternatives.
Wow, 3 YEARS and still this feature is not implemented. WOW
So lame that the system doesn't have this feature. It is a standard feature in every other chat system I have ever used. You say you are all about the end customer but they are the ones who will be frustrated when it says online and there is no one there.
Yes, easy to say you must change the status, but with our busy lives, it is easy to forget. Give your customers the flexibility to decide why are you so stubborn about this feature.
A way to get offline automatically after a time inactive or when pc is blocked.
set agents automatically away if they are inactive for several seconds/minutes...
This is a must - tawk.to is broken without it at this point for me. We often have to quickly leave the office to address emergency customer issues and most of our chats end up going unanswered and making people angry. Even something similar to the way that Monitoring ends the session after a period of time without confirming ... or maybe a way to schedule on/off time. I have used this for about a year but am sad to say I am going to have to look for other options.
A Nawaz commented
yes i agree with all the comments here we need a auto away or auto message if there is no response from the agent..
Greenweb BD commented
You can do it and make an option to turn off auto goto invisible/away. so these who is inactive but online can switch of this feature but these who really need it can turn on this.
At our business our policy is that all workstations are always left on, but you sign out whenever you walk away for more than a moment or two. It seems that in this case, tawk still shows the agent as online and available. It should not be difficult to add logic to the desktop app so that is makes the agent unavailable if they've signed out of their desktop account...
I think this could be a very useful function.
It is not very different from what happens in monitoring for sleep mode.
This can be a sleep mode for agent.
Would be very very useful!
Eerjan Eringa commented
Can the time be set by the user? make a link with skype so skype status is followed
Cornelis Visser commented
Would be very helpfull to have this.
Andre Been commented
Please implement in the desktop app !
I am disappointed that this issue has not gotten more attention. It seems like a popular request and other services seem to be addressing it. It also seems like it shouldn't be too hard to solve.
I am certain I will not remember to sign out after every session, so this seemed like it might make tawk.to unusable for my needs. But, I have come up with a very, very crude way of accomplishing the task.
Basically the idea is to use the Windows Task Scheduler to trigger a "logout task" when the system goes "idle". The "logout task" sets the "Action" to:
Now, if I walk away from my system and forget to logout, the task will kick in after a few minutes and log me out. There are some negatives:
- I have only set it to use Chrome. Other browsers may or may not work.
- It launches the tawk.to web page every time my system goes idle, so I have to manually close the new tab every time I return to my system.
- Sometimes my system doesn't go into the idle state for some unknown reason. So, the task doesn't run and I don't logout of tawk.to.
I had emailed to tawk.to support, but no one seemed particularly impressed. I had hoped it might inspire someone to take a fresh look and solve it for real.
Obviously this is a total hack and perhaps others are already doing something similar or there are other solutions that haven't been posted. But since I didn't see anyone suggest anything like it, I thought it might be helpful to someone.