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Use Task Lock

Eugene Cheok
Eugene Cheok
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Task Lock allows agents to remain clocked in to a single ticket or General Task, even while opening other tickets. This is helpful when an agent needs to research past tickets while continuing to track the time for a ticket they are working on. 

Note: you can set a limit for how long the Task Lock can run after you enable the feature.

Enable Task Lock

Follow these steps to enable Task Lock for your agents:

  1. Go to the Tymeshift WebApp.
  2. Click on Agent Permissions.
  3. Select an Agent.
  4. Under the Automated tracking section, click on Task Lock to enable it.
  5. Limit the Task Lock time if needed. 

Once you have enabled the feature, agents can use Task Lock in their Tymeshift App in Zendesk (instructions below).

Use Task Lock

Your agents can access this feature from the Tymeshift App in Zendesk by following these steps:

  1. Click on the Tymeshift icon in Zendesk.
  2. Hover over the time tracked against the activity they are clocked into.
  3. Click on the lock icon to lock or unlock the task.


The Task Lock time limit will remain in effect for the number of minutes that you have set. After the predetermined amount of time has passed, Auto Clock will be re-enabled, and the agent's time will be shifted as usual. 

Important: after the Task Lock time limit ends, your agents will need to open any other ticket for the Auto Clock to begin again. This means that if your agent has a ticket open that they are not Task Locked onto, their time will NOT be shifted once the Task Lock time limit ends until they open another ticket.

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