Remove Staff from Shopify Chat list and notifications

CookiesGalore
New Member
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Has anyone figured out how to limit who receives Shopify Chat inbox notifications? I'd like to also remove staff members from the Shopify Chat list as only a small group of employees are customer-facing.

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Nick
Community Moderator
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Hi @CookiesGalore,

Can you elaborate exactly what you mean by Shopify Chat? Is this an app you're using or a native feature? There aren't any apps in the Shopify App store called Shopify Chat so I just want to be sure it's not another chat app you're referring to. 

Let me know what you mean exactly and if you can share a screenshot (please block out any private/ sensative info if you do) to help me understand what you're referring to and I can look into this for you. 

In the meantime, there is a help guide Shopify has which goes through all the staff permissions for a store which could answer what you're looking for also! 

 

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MackJon
Tourist
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Hi,

Just found this thread and I think it's the same issue I'm having, but couldn't see a reply.

We're using Shopify Inbox on Advanced plan with 15 staff members. Only two of these accounts are focused on Customer Service, so need the notification via email that a customer is waiting, or can enter the app and chat with a customer. 

The other staff accounts definitely don't need to see this, nor get the emails about customers waiting - it's just confusing them and spamming their inbox. 

Any ideas on how to limit the Shopify Inbox to only the staff accounts that need it?

Jon

 

Nick
Community Moderator
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Hi @MackJon,

Do you mean for only two staff members to be able to access a specific app within your store? 


Only two of these accounts are focused on Customer Service, so need the notification via email that a customer is waiting, or can enter the app and chat with a customer. 

The other staff accounts definitely don't need to see this, nor get the emails about customers waiting - it's just confusing them and spamming their inbox. 

Any ideas on how to limit the Shopify Inbox to only the staff accounts that need it?


If so, Shopify has recently introduced a new feature which enables you to select specific apps for staff members so only certain staff members can be assigned certain apps, etc.

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There's more about this in the app and channel permission guide here

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MackJon
Tourist
25 0 3

Hi,

Thanks for getting back so quick.

I see where you are coming from, but unfortunately, Shopify inbox is a sales channel - not an app in the same way as others.

it appears in the bottom left corner with Facebook, Google etc. as places you can sell on, not the app tab.

 

Jon

Nick
Community Moderator
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Hi @MackJon ,

I took a look on my test store and it shows that you can limit the staff members to see certain sales channels or not. Take a look at the screenshot I made below: 

To get to the screenshot I took these steps: 

Store admin > Settings > Users and Permissions > Add staff or Staff member > Apps and Channels

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Can you confirm if you see the same settings in your admin too, please?

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MackJon
Tourist
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Hi,

 

You're right! Sorry, I had a look earlier and for some reason just couldn't see that at all! I think I've got too many apps.

Yes, that'll do it. I'll try removing them from that and see if it stops the emails!

 

Thanks for your help and patience,

Jon

Nick
Community Moderator
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No worries at all, @MackJon.

Hopefully that works and stops the emails. Let me know!

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