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Edit an Inbound Queue in ContactNow

To edit an Inbound queue, navigate to Agents, Teams and Queues from the Configuration menu and select the Queues tab. Learn more from the steps listed here.

To edit an Inbound queue, navigate to Agents, Teams and Queues from the Configuration menu and select the Queues tab. Click the Options icon (gear) on the right hand side of the queue you wish to manage, then select Edit. You will then be presented with the following three tabs, explained in detail below.

Basics Tab

You can edit basic details of the inbound queue such as the Queue Name, Out of Hours Policy, and Script Text from this tab, you can also add / edit queue scripts and assign inbound numbers.


  • Out of Hours - Out of hours / Time of day policies can be set against the inbound queues. Please click here to learn more about setting up Time of Day policies.
  • Inbound Numbers - An 0845 number will automatically be assigned to the queue but can be changed here. You can assign a single inbound number by choosing from the dropdown list, alternatively hold CTRL (Windows) or CMD (Mac) while selecting to assign multiple numbers.
  • Preview - You are also able to Preview any script assigned to the Queue to see how it will appear while an agent is on call. You will need to save the changes to the script / queue before being able to use the Preview feature.

Settings Tab

The settings tab is used for more in depth configurations on the queue.


  • Call Recording - You can choose to have call recording on or off for the inbound queue.
  • Agent Announcement - The agent announcement message is unique to each agent and is created / managed via the Agents tab. When enabled on the queue, the customer will hear the agent announcement before being connected to the agent (e.g., "you are being connected to..." followed by the agent's name).
  • Auto-select Customer - When an inbound call is received from a customer whose telephone number matches a record within the campaign, the system will automatically populate the agents page with the customer record saving time and effort searching for a customer manually. If there is more than one instance of the same telephone number within the campaign, the system will produce a list of matches for the agent to choose from.
  • AOD Ring Time - This feature only takes effect if the agent is connected via Agent On Demand. If the agent does not answer within the given time frame the call is then passed to another agent.


The redirect (Call Divert) feature can be controlled directly from the inbound queues settings page, or if the queue is set up as personal queue the redirect can also be controlled via the Agent interface.

  • In Office - You can set up redirects when in the office to redirect a call to another number (internal or external), to another inbound / message queue or to Voice-mail. The redirect will behave a per the rules set in the Max Wait field.
  • Out of office - When the toggle is set to Out of Office there is no Max Wait time needed and all calls will be redirected based on the chosen settings.
  • Voice-mail - When the voice mail option is set as the redirect on a shared inbound queue all agents assigned will have access to the messages through the Agent Interface, they will also be available via the Calls Report page.

Out Of Office

It is the responsibility of the admin to toggle this appropriately. This is not controlled by a time of day policy.

Customer Management

The Customer Management section controls which dataset the agent can Store New Records to and also the Default Outbound Queue where the callbacks will be assigned to.

Audio Messages

The Audio message tab is where you can configure the messages played to agents and customers. You can upload your own Wave (.wav) audio files or use the Text to speech tool.


  • Welcome: Played to the customer when immediately before they speak to an agent.
  • Intro: Played when the customer joins the queue are there are no agents available to take their call.
  • Intro position: Announces the agent's position in the queue after hearing the Intro audio message.
  • Intro Skip: Played when the customer joins the queue and an agent is available to take their call right away.
  • Whisper: Played through the agent's headset before the call is connected. This is useful if agents are assigned to several queues so they can use the correct greeting.
  • Repeat: Played multiple times after a short delay to customers while they are waiting in the queue.
  • Repeat position: Repeats the customer's position in the queue. When enabled as well as the Repeat audio message the position will be played second.
  • Repeat frequency: If either the Repeat or Repeat position messages are enabled this setting allows you to set how long to wait before the customer will hear the repeat message or position again.

Out of Hours Messages

When an incoming call is redirected by a time of day policy or the queue's settings the customer will hear the corresponding message.

  • Hangup: Played to the customer before the call is automatically ended by ContactNow.
  • Voicemail: Played to the customer before they leave their voicemail message.

When you have made your changes, click Update at the bottom of the page to save the new settings for the queue. Any errors will be highlighted in red at the top of the screen and you will be required to adjust the settings then click Update again. To discard any changes, simply click Back to Queues. You will then be returned to the Queues tab.


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