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Setting up Teams: Ring Groups


Teams are linked using ring groups. Ring groups can represent skills, departments, languages, etc.

It is through ring groups that Talkdesk routes different types of calls to agents with the proper skills to handle them.

When ring groups are associated with a number or IVR, incoming calls are only routed to agents who are also associated with at least one of those ring groups:

  • Each agent must have at least one ring group
  • Each phone number must have at least a ring group.
  • When configuring an IVR, each available option must have a ring group associated.



To set up a “Support” team follow these steps:

  • Log into your Talkdesk account as an administrator.
  • Select the 'Admin' section [1] at the top of the page.


1.  Associate a phone number with your support team:

  • Access the 'Numbers' tab [2].
  • Click the link for the phone number you want to associate with the support team [3].
  • Add a support ring group to the phone number by writing “support” on the 'Ring Groups' field, then press 'Enter' [4].
  • Click 'Save' [5] to apply the change to the phone number.


2. Add agents to your new support team:

  • Click the 'Agents' tab.
  • Click the agent name you would like to associate with the support team
  • Add a “support” ring group to the agent’s profile by writing “support” on the Ring Groups field and pressing 'Enter'
  • Click 'Save' to apply the changes to the agent.

You can setup multiple teams within your call center by assigning different ring groups to agents. When an agent has more than one ring group, our skills based routing rules determines how calls are routed to agents.


Learn how to filter and see metrics results per teams in Talkdesk Live.

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    Chris Glover

    How do I remove an inactive Ring Group from the list?

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    Inês Costa

    Hello Chris, thanks a lot for contacting us. Please contact our support team at to investigate this further. 

    Edited by Inês Costa
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