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Team Roles



Administrators can define and edit team roles (i.e., supervisor, agent, or any other custom role), specify unique Talkdesk settings for each team role and assign agents to specific team roles within Talkdesk.

Note: From March 1, 2021, the default permissions of the Administrator role are no longer editable, meaning it will not be possible to rename, deactivate, or change the default permissions of this role. 

How to Configure Team Roles

To configure team roles, follow these steps:


  • Log in to your Talkdesk account as an Administrator.
  • Select the Admin section [1].
  • Click the Roles tab [2].

By default, the following team roles are configured:

  • Agent: Will only be able to access the "Agent Dashboard" (i.e., "Calls", "Contacts", and "Voicemails"). They will not be able to edit preferences, configure settings or view advanced reports.
  • Administrator: Will be able to access the "Administrator Dashboard" (i.e., "Calls", "Contacts", "Voicemails", "Teams", "Reporting", "Admin", and "AppConnect"), edit preferences and configure settings.
  • Supervisor: Will be able to access the "Supervisor Dashboard" (i.e., "Calls", "Contacts", "Voicemails", "Teams" (view access), "Reporting", and "AppConnect" (view access)). They will not be able to edit preferences or configure settings.

How to Define New Roles

To define a new role, follow these steps:


  • Click the Add New Role [3] button.
  • Enter the name of the new role in the box and click the checkmark icon [4].
  • Alternatively, click the Clone Role link [5] if you wish to clone a previously existing role.
  • Follow the directions below to define the permissions for the role.

How to Define and Edit Permissions for a Role

To define and edit permissions for a role, click the pencil icon in the Permissions column, next to the role you want to change:


A window will pop up with options to customize this role:


  • To configure which Talkdesk sections are visible to the team members with this team role, check the box next to the name of the section [6].
  • To configure which features are available to agents in this team role, check the boxes next to the name of the feature [7] and the permission you wish to grant. You can allow them to (when applicable):
    • Create (e.g, create new contacts, add new numbers or agents, etc.).
    • View the feature or item (e.g., call recordings).
    • Update settings (e.g., edit ring groups in the agent’s profile).
    • and/or Delete settings for the feature (eg. delete agents, numbers, etc).
  • To configure the scope of data team members can view in each specific Talkdesk tab, select from the dropdown menu next to Scope [8]:
    • By changing the scope from All to Ring Group in each of these tabs, when they go to the Calls section, for example, they will only see calls for their teams (the ring groups they are assigned to).
    • If you set the scope to Agent, they will only get the data relevant to their own usage.
  • Click Save to apply these settings [9].

How to Assign a Team Member to a Role


To assign a team member to a role, follow these steps:

  • Go to the Agents tab [10].
  • Click on the name of the agent to whom you would like to assign a role.
  • Select the desired role in the dropdown menu next to Role [11].
  • Click Save to apply these settings.

Alternatively, you can bulk assign team members to a role.

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