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Accepting & Responding to Incoming Chat Conversations

Start chatting with visitors in just a few clicks. Learn how to answer incoming conversations, transfer to other users or departments, and complete follow up tasks.

In this article:

  • Answering an Incoming Chat
  • Starting a Cobrowse, Screen Share, Call, or Video
  • Additional Chat Actions
  • Closing the Chat

Answering an Incoming Chat

All incoming conversations will display an alert in Acquire. To answer the pending conversation, click ‘Accept’.


Pending conversations will also appear in the left sidebar under (you guessed it!) ‘Pending’. Click on a conversation to accept it into your queue.

Once you’ve accepted a conversation it will move to ‘Active’ and the chat window will open. Here you’ll see the conversation timeline and any previous activity like Chatbot responses.

Note: Users can have more than one active conversation at a time.

From here, you’ll be able to type a response, insert a Widget App, attach a file, translate the message, or add notes.


Escalating to a Cobrowse, Screen Share, Voice Call, or Video

Text just not cutting it? Escalate the conversation to a more collaborative channel.

Initiate a Cobrowse session directly from the conversation by clicking ‘Cobrowse’. Choose ‘Request User Cobrowse’ to initiate the session. In some accounts, Silent Cobrowse may also be an option. Learn more about Cobrowsing →


Start a voice or video call by clicking the appropriate icon in the visitor’s profile.


Additional Chat Actions

While speaking with a visitor, there are additional actions you can take within Acquire, including:


Pause conversations and remind yourself to respond later using the Snooze function. Click the timer icon 


Transferring Chats

Conversations can be transferred to other users or departments by clicking 


Leaving Notes

Add important details and context to conversations like the need for a new knowledge base article or a repeat complaint. Click on the 


Tagging Conversations

Add tags to a conversation to help your team stay organized and keep track of trends, common queries, and more. Click the tag icon


Mail Transcript

Send a chat transcript via email to the visitor, yourself, or other interested parties. Click the send email icon 


Merge Conversation

Are there multiple conversations on the same topic with this visitor? Merge them together. 

To do this, click the three dots (‘...’) in the top right-hand corner and choose Merge Conversation from the drop-down list.

Closing the Chat

It’s important to close chats when they are complete, otherwise your analytics data will be skewed. Close the chat by clicking the chat icon and selecting ‘Close’.


The chat is closed when the icon turns red with an ‘X’ inside.


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