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On live chat creation, if all available agents are occupied to their capacity, the chat will be added to a waiting queue. The chat will be promoted in the queue, until position 0, indicating that the chat is no longer in the queue and is waiting for an agent acceptance.

While in queue state, the user can choose to cancel the chat.
Chat canceling is handled as unavailable, and the user will be presented with unavailability form or message, according to the chat window configurations.

Admin configurations

The following should be enabled, in order to have chats queue support, and to be notified of chat position in queue.

  1. Automatic distribution

  2. Show queue position

Check this option in order to be notified of user position in queue.

Customize Queue Component

Queue position UI display is provided by the SDK, and can be customized by configuration settings or by an overriding custom queue component implementation.

Customizing by Configuration

Override ChatUIProvider.queueCmpUIProvider.configure method, in order to apply UI customizations to the provided SDKs UI component.
By overridding the configure method you can set the component background, define the text style, the location of the bar on the screen, etc.

ChatUIProvider(context).apply {
    queueCmpUIProvider.configure = { adapter ->
                setMargin(0, 10, 0, 0);
                                        getTypeface(context, "great_vibes.otf"));
                setPadding(10, 10, 10, 10);
                positionInChat = PositionInChat.Bottom

Custom queue component

Use your own custom component instead of the SDKs provided one.
Create your custom QueueFactory implementation and apply it to the ui provider overrideFactory property:

queueCmpUIProvider.overrideFactory = object : QueueCmpUIProvider.QueueFactory {
        override fun create(context: Context): QueueCmpAdapter {
            return MyQueueImp(context)
Update position display

In order to be notified of queue position changes on your custom queue component, your component implementation should provide a Notifiable implementation which declares Notifications.QueuePosition notification as one of it’s notifications.

Once a UI component is created and added to the chat, if it provides an implementation of Notifiable, by getNotifier method, the implementation is automatically being registered to its listed notifications.

class MyQueueImp(context: Context) : QueueCmpAdapter {
    override fun getNotifier(): Notifiable? {
        return object : Notifiable {
            override fun onNotify(notification: Notification, dispatcher: DispatchContinuation) {
                if (notification.notification == Notifications.QueuePosition) {
                    ( as? InQueueEvent?).let { queueEvent -> 
                        // get the queue position
                        // get the `Cancel chat` text, if available
            // declare a list of notifications this view should be registered to:
            override fun notifications(): ArrayList<String> {
                return arrayListOf(Notifications.QueuePosition)
Cancel chat

In order to activate chat cancel (end) from within your custom component do the following:

  1. Implement the setListener method
    Save the provided function implementation, to be used for event passing from your UI component.
    override fun setListener(listener: ((CmpEvent) -> Unit)?) {
     this.onCmpEvent = listener // save listener for later use
  2. When the user chooses to cancel the chat, invoke the saved listener with a CmpEvent, identified with the queue UI component type ComponentType.QueueStatusCmp and with CmpEvent.Activated state, as follows:
                CmpEvent(ComponentType.QueueStatusCmp, CmpEvent.Activated))

Cancel chat view

The Queue component allows the user to cancel the chat while in queue state, using the Cancel chat view.

Enable/Disable display

Cancel chat view display, depends on ChatUIProvider.queueCmpUIProvider.queueUIConfig.enableCancel configuration, which defaults to true.
Do the following in order to change that configuration:

ChatUIProvider(context).apply {
    // `Cancel chat` view won't be available:
    queueCmpUIProvider.queueUIConfig.enableCancel = false

Configure cancel message

Cancel chat displayed text, is customizable via the chat window customizations. You can change it’s default value and add more branding languages values by setting the text for api#chat#unavailable_email branding key.

The displayed text is branded according to the chat selected language.

Listening to queue position changes

Queue position changes can be listened to by a custom UI component, as described before.
In order to listened to position changes not from a custom UI implementation, you need to subscribe to the Notifications.QueuePosition notification using the ChatController.

                                      ...[other notifications]...);