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Automating tasks in your Help Scout Integration


With automated tasks, your agents can stay busy handling calls and avoid manually updating two systems. You can create the following rules (and more) to keep your agents busy work to a minimum:

  • When a call goes to voicemail, create a new conversation with the recording in Help Scout
  • When a call is missed, create a new conversation in Help Scout
  • When a call ends, update a conversation with the recording in Help Scout
  • When a new contact calls, create a new customer in Help Scout
  • When a contact is updated in Talkdesk, update the customer in Help Scout

Automated tasks will help to streamline the support and sales process and enhance the quality of service that your team provides to customers.

To configure an automated task, please follow these steps:

  • Log into your Talkdesk account as an Administrator.
  • Click the "admin" [1] tab. 
  • Click on Integrations and click the Help Scout “settings” [2] button. 
  • Click on “add new automated task” [3]. 
  • Customize the automated task according to your needs [4].
  • Click on “save”.


Follow these steps to set up an automated task for voicemails in Talkdesk. When a call goes to Voicemail, Talkdesk will create a new conversation in Help Scout.

Select the trigger as “when a voicemail is left” [5] in Talkdesk then “create conversation” [6] in Help Scout. Talkdesk will then automatically send a conversation to Help Scout when Talkdesk receives a voicemail.

You can customize the information sent to Help Scout by dragging the relevant fields into the text boxes, such as:

Subject: Voicemail conversation [7]
Status: Active [8]
Conversation type: Phone [9]


From: {{contact_phone_number}} (drag the “caller’s number” trigger field) [10]
Voicemail left: {{recording_url}} (drag the “recording url” trigger field) [11]

Once finished, click “save” [12] to activate the automated task.  You can disable this trigger by turning it off anytime.

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