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Allow Callers to Call Agent Extensions in 8x8 Contact Center


How to route calls to a specific agent.

Applies To

  • 8x8 Contact Center
  • Configuration Manager for Contact Center
  • Extensions


Use 8x8 Contact Center script Direct Agent Routing objects.

Adjust the Agents' Settings

  1. Log into Configuration Manager for Contact Center.
  2. Select Users/Agents.
  3. Edit the desired agent.
  4. On the Phone tab:
    • Select Enable in IVR
    • Select Enable agent voicemail
  5. Click Save.

Configure a DID Script

  1. Log into Configuration Manager for Contact Center.
  2. Select Scripts.
  3. Click Add new phone script.
  4. Name the script.
  5. Select Copy script from, select Agent DID script.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Under MainIVR, add Transfer to Agent.
  8. Note the options for Transfer to agent even if the status is.
    • Busy
    • On break
    • Working offline
    • Logged off
  • If these options are selected, the call will be offered to the agent's even though the agent is Busy, On break, Working offline, or Logged off
  • If these options are not selected, then add call routing for them


  1. Click Busy > Add.
  2. Insert Object > select Transfer to Agent Voice Mail.
  3. Fill in the Object tag as desired.
  4. Select either a Personal Invite or Impersonal Invite.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Repeat for the other options as desired.
  7. Set the script as the Default DID.
  8. In the Script list, select the radio button for Default DID for the script.
  9. Click Save.

Additional Information

See online documentation: Direct Agent Routing.