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Why is live chat still offline after I've logged into the staff control panel?

We're actively rewriting our user guide, so check back for improved coverage.

There are several reasons this may be happening: 

  • You may not have Kayako Desktop installed.
  • You may not have created a 'Live Support' department in your Kayako. You'll need to log into the admin control panel and create a department for your chat conversations. When creating the department, make sure the Channel dropdown is set to 'Live Support'.
  • Your staff user account may not be assigned to the 'Live Support' department. You can update this from the admin control panel by editing the 'Assigned Departments' tab for your user account:

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