How do I set up auto-queue callback?

Set up auto-queue callback to allow callers to hold their place in a queue without having to remain on the line. This feature is currently only available for Support Center (if purchased as of June 9, 2021 or later) and GoTo Contact Complete plans.


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Before you begin: You must be a GoTo user and be assigned the Contact Center admin role.
About this task:
  • There are current limitations to note:
    • The pre-recorded prompts and the key in code (#) cannot be customized. They are available in english only.
    • If the caller does not have a valid caller ID, they will not be offered the callback option, regardless of the wait time threshold being exceeded.
    • The prompt inviting them to opt-in to the callback will only be played once. A customer can press # any time after the prompt to accept.
    • The prompt will not include the estimated wait time.
  • This can also be done from the Call Queues & Contact Center tab inside of the admin portal.
  1. Log in to GoToConnect.
  2. Click .
  3. From Call Queues, select the queue that needs Auto-Queue Callback enabled.
  4. From Settings > Callback, toggle on Queue Callback.
  5. From Caller Wait Time Threshold, enter the desired amount of time for the threshold in seconds, minutes, or hours. This must be a value greater than 0. Alphabetic characters are not accepted.

    Important: This setting means that when the average wait time in the queue from the past 15 minutes exceeds the threshold you set, the callback option will be offered. If there have not been calls in the last 15 minutes, the average wait time is below the threshold, or there are agents available in the queue, the callback option will not be offered.

  6. From Caller ID to display to callers, select which phone number you want callers to see when the queue calls them back.
  7. Select which types of phone numbers you want to allow the system to call. This will override the dialing permissions of agents and users logged into the queue.
  8. Click Save when complete.
What to do next: Ensure your supervisors know they will see a callback tag on the entry in the Waiting table of the queue detail page inside their Supervisor Dashboard when a caller has opted for a callback. Ensure your agents know how to handle a callback request.