Using Call History
    • 11 Jun 2024
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    Using Call History

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    Article summary

    The Call History feature in Dialpad allows users to view records of calls and digital interactions, filter by specific criteria, review call details, track Ai Playbook and Custom Moment usage, and access Ai insights. Different levels of permissions determine the extent of data accessible. Users can customize their Call History view, apply various filters such as user or group, date range, keywords, and more, and save searches for easy access. The feature also provides insights into Ai Scorecards, CSAT responses, conversation types, call purposes, and Playbooks. Saved searches and templates help users quickly access specific data sets. Additionally, users can delete calls from the app and export call logs for further analysis.

    Call History provides insight into every minute of your calls and digital interactions. 

    From the call history menus, you can:

    • View records of all Dialpad calls and digital interactions.
    • Filter for specific offices or users, as well as dates and times.
    • Review call details such as date/time, direction, the initial point of entry, and access call recordings and voicemails (personal calls only).
    • Track Ai Playbook and Custom Moment usage. 

    Let's dive into the details.

    Who can use this feature
    Call history is available to all Dialpad Ai Voice, Ai Sales, and Ai Contact Center customers.
    If you'd like to schedule your call recording report, you'll need to be on a Pro or Enterprise plan.

    Call History permissions

    What you'll find in Call History depends on your Dialpad permissions. 

    • Company admins can see all conversations within their company. 
      • They can also access Ai Summaries and automatic recordings from shared lines (departments, contact centers, and coaching teams)
    • Office admins can see all conversations within their main line, departments, contact centers, and coaching teams.
      • They can also access Ai Summaries and automatic recordings from these shared lines.
    • Department and contact center admins can see all convesations within their respective departments and contact centers.
      • They can also access Ai Summaries and automatic recordings from these shared lines.
    • Coaching team coaches can see all conversations for their trainees, as well as their Ai Summaries and automatic recordings.
    • Users can see all their own calls and access personal call recordings — they can also access Ai call summaries for these calls.
    Office admins cannot access call recordings, or Ai summaries, for calls on personal lines, or for calls that were manually recorded by the user. 

    Types of Call History

    Dialpad provides Call History data on two different types of Dialpad interactions:

    • Voice Call History: Detailed record of voice calls within the Dialpad app 
    • Digital Session History: Detailed record of digital interactions within the Dialpad app
      • Digital interactions include IVR Workflows, and Digital Engagement interactions. 
    This article goes over Voice Call History 

    Learn all about Digital Call History in this Help Center article.

    Access Call History

    To access your Call History, head to

    1. Select Call History 
    2. Navigate to All Conversations
    3. Select the Call History type
      1. Voice: Displays calls.
      2. Digital and workflows: Displays Digital Experience interactions, and IVR workflows. 
    You'll only see the Digital and workflow option if your company uses IVR Workflows, or has a Digital Engagement Contact Center. 

    Access Ai insights

    Call History also provides an overview of Ai insights, such as the conversation's transcript and grade (as long as Dialpad Ai was turned on for the call). To access the call or interaction's full Ai Summary, select the Ai icon beside the interaction.

    Set default Call History view

    Save time by setting a default view for your Call History page. 

    All calls, My calls, or a saved search can be set as your default view.

    To set a default view, select the yellow pin icon. 

    The next time you return to the Call History page, you'll see your default view first, without having to redo any filters.

    After setting the default view, a yellow pin will appear in the top-right corner as confirmation. 

    Until you create your own default view, Dialpad will present All Calls for Entire Office as your default screen. 

    Customize Call History columns

    Customize the Call History table to display only the columns and information that you need. 

    To customize your dashboard columns:

    1. Select Columns 
    2. Check the boxes beside the desired columns
    3. Select Apply


    Call History filters

    Get granular with your Call History data by using multi-target filters. 

    Let's go over the available filter types. 

    User or Groups Filter

    To filter your data by specific user or group:

    1. Select the User or Groups filter
    2. Enter the desired users and group lines 


    You can filter for the following:

    • User calls: shows calls from that user, both as an individual and as an agent/operator for a group they belong to.
      • You can filter this further by any group they belong to.
    • Groups calls (department, main line, or contact center): shows all calls made by agents on behalf of those groups.
      • Does not include personal calls from those agents/operators.
    • Coaching team calls: shows all individual calls made by the team members, excluding contact center calls.

    This filter can be combined with other filters! To add another filter, select Add another user or Add another group in the filter draw and enter another target of the same type.


    Only departments and contact centers can be filtered simultaneously. 

    The restrictions are as follows:

    • Multiple departments, contact centers, or mainline
    • Multiple coaching teams
    • Multiple users (+/-group)
    • Single office or company
    For example, you cannot filter for a department and a coaching team at the same time. 

    Date range filter

    Filter Call History data by a custom date range. 

    1. Select a Date Range
    2. Choose from a custom date range, or one of Dialpad's pre-sets
    3. Select Apply


    Accessible data:

    Call participant filter 

    Admins can filter by the call participants to see data for specific users.

    1. Select Call Participants
    2. Enter the name, email address, or phone number of the agent
    3. Select apply use this to search for their calls with a specific contact



    This filter only applies to calls, and not to Dialpad Meetings.

    Keyword filter

    Filter calls by specific keywords to easily understand the tone of the call.

    You'll need Dialpad Ai enabled to generate results with any call content filter. Additionally, this type of filter is not supported if you've searched multiple targets. 

    1. Select Keywords
    2. Enter up to five keywords (separated by commas) 
    3. Choose who mentioned the keyword (agent, customer, or both)
    4. Select Apply 



    If you search for two keywords, it will only return calls with both keywords.

    Moments filter

    Filter by Custom Moments to efficiently understand the tone of the call. 

    You'll need Dialpad Ai enabled to generate results with any call content filter. 

    1. Select Moment
    2. Check the boxes for the desired moment, or type them in the search bar
    3. Choose who mentioned the keyword 
      • Agent: the moment(s) occurred on the operator or your team member’s side of the conversation
      • Customer: the moment(s) occurred on the customer or your external contact’s side of the conversation
    4. Select Apply 


    • Moments filter is not supported when filtering by multiple targets.
    • If you search for multiple moments, it will only return calls in which all moments were triggered on the same call.
    • Only moments that have been triggered on a call are displayed and can only be triggered on calls after being created.

    Duration filter

    Use the duration filter to choose the length of calls you'd like to view.

    1. Select Duration
    2. Slide the toggle to the desired duration
    3. Select Apply 


    Disposition filter

    Set up call dispositions, then use this filter to find calls with a specific disposition.

    1. Select Disposition
    2. Check the boxes for the desired disposition, or type it in the search bar
    3. Select Apply 


    Hour-of-day filter

    Filter calls by the hour(s) of the day that they were created. This is based on the timezone of the current office, not the user.

    1. Select Hour of Day
    2. Slide the toggle to the desired duration
    3. Select Apply 


    Internal/External filter

    Apply this filter to your call history to drill into internal or external call data.

    1. Select Internal and External
    2. Select your preference 
    3. Select Apply



    Deleted and self-calls are not included in internal or external calls. 

    This filter does not apply to Dialpad Meetings.

    Call category filter

    Use the call category filter to easily separate between inbound, outbound, and handled calls, as well as the call status type.

    Calls are further broken down into the following sub-categories:

    Inbound Calls Outbound Calls Handled Status 
    • Answered
    • User-Initiated
      • Connected
      • Cancelled
      • Outbound Parked
      • Outbound Unparked
      • Outbound Manual Transfer
    • Handled Calls 

    • Inbound Parked
    • System Initiated
      • Callback Attempted Connected
      • Callback Attempted Unconnected
      • Callback Attempted Cancelled
    • Canceled
    • Inbound Unparked
    • Self
    • Completed 
    • Transferred Message
    • Self-group
    • Deleted
    • Spam
    • Unanswered
      • Missed
      • Abandoned
    • Callback
      • Callback requested
    • Voicemail
      • DTMF voicemail 
      • In queue voicemail 
      • Direct to voicemail 
      • Missed call voicemail 
    • Transferred
      • Inbound manual transfer
    • Transferred

    1. Select Call Category
    2. Select your preferences
    3. Select Apply

    Ai Scorecards filter

    Use the Ai Scorecards filter to view graded calls, and dive into the details such as who graded the call, the date range, and more. 
    1. Select Ai Scorecards
    2. Select the grader 
    3. Select the desired scorecards 
    4. Select the grade
    5. Enter feedback keywords (single term)
    6. Enter the date range
    7. Select Apply 
    Please note, you must have QA Scorecards enabled on your call center to use this filter. 

    CSAT filter

    Use the CSAT filter to get a quick view of your CSAT responses. 

    1. Select CSAT
    2. Slide the toggle to the desired score range (within the 1 - 5 rating)
    3. Decide to include the customer ratings and Ai predictions
    4. Select Apply 


    Please note, you must have Ai CSAT and Customer Satisfaction Surveys enabled on your call center to use this filter. 

    Conversation type filter

    Use the Conversation Type filter to segment between Dialpad Meetings and calls. 

    1. Select Conversation type
    2. Choose your call/meeting preferences
    3. Select Apply 

    Call Purpose Category filter

    Use the Call Purpose Category filter to easily find calls based on their Call Purpose Category.

    1. Select More Filters
    2. Select Call Purpose
    3. Choose the desired Call Purpose Categories
    4. Select Apply

    If the call date is prior to August 2023, you will not see the Call Purpose filter. However, using the Moments filter, you can still filter by Call Purpose Categories. 

    If you don’t have access to the call summary but you do have analytics access, you can still filter by Call Purpose; you just won’t be able to access the call itself. 

    Ai Playbooks filter

    Use the Playbooks filter to see which agents are using what playbook. With any call content filter, you'll need Dialpad Ai enabled to generate results. Additionally, this type of filter is not supported if you've searched multiple targets.

    1.  Select More Filters
    2.  Select Playbooks
    3.  Select desired playbook(s), or type them in the search bar
    4.  Select Apply
    The Ai Playbook filter is only available for calls after Oct 31, 2023.

    You'll only see the Ai Playbooks filter if you are a part of the Ai Playbooks Early Adopter Program.

    Saved search filters

    Use saved search filters to easily return to specific data sets that you frequently use. 

    From the Call History menu:

    1. Select your desired filters
    2. Select Save this Search                     
    3. Name the Search
    4. Enter a description
    5. Select Save Search 

    Saved searches are stored in the My Searches section on the left side of the call history menu.

    To delete a saved search

    1. Select from My Searches
    2. Select the Trash icon in the top right corner
      Saved search also offers edit and reset options if you decide to make any changes.

    Remember that saved searches in Call History do not carry over to the analytics menu.

    Search templates

    Saved searches are available in predefined templates, too, that can be used as-is or customized to build a new saved search quickly.

    1. Navigate to My Saved Searches
    2. Select the Plus (+) icon
    3. Select the target (add as many as you'd like!)
    4. Select the template type
    5. Select Save

    Your call history menu will update displaying the appropriate filters and targets.

    Reading call logs

    Entries in the call history menu will display the call status, start date and time, duration, disposition (for contact centers), and access to controls such as the call recording or call review.

    Example entry.


    Hover over a user or target to reveal details, including the name, phone number, and target type.

    Contact detail

    Contacts are phone numbers outside of Dialpad who called or were called by a User or Target within your Dialpad company.

    • Contact types indicate whether the contact source was a third-party contact service (e.g. Google, Microsoft), or your local address book (e.g. from your mobile phone).


    Frequently asked questions 

    Can I search for more than one user or group at the same time?

    You can search for a user within a group. For example, if you are filtering your Finance Department group, you can filter for agent Jon Doe as well.

    How far back will this data go?

    Call records of your company’s entire history are accessible for at least one year. 

    Can I export Call History data?

    Not from the call history menu, but you can switch to the analytics menu that includes charting data and then export your call logs to obtain call history.

    You might need to contact Customer Support to have this functionality added to your account. 

    Can I delete calls from the Call History?

    Yes, but only from the app. Go to Inbox, then navigate to the Calls tab and select Option (that's the 3 vertical dots on the far right) then Delete Call.

    Once a call is deleted in the app, it'll take 24 hours for the deletion to disappear in your web call history.


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