Accessing transcripts

If you are on a paid Olark plan, you can read and search through all of your chat transcripts.


While you are chatting, you can find a link to a transcript of your current conversation in the chat console sidebar, under the Behavior dropdown. You can also generate this transcript link by using the !transcript command. Anyone on your account can use this link to view the transcript of your current conversation.

Currently on a free plan? If you upgrade to a paid plan, you will be able to view transcripts from your entire chat history — including your time on the free plan — as soon as your upgrade is complete.

Information included in transcripts

Every transcript includes the following information from the conversation:

  • The type of interaction (live chat or offline message)
  • The visitor’s referral source, if known
  • The page the visitor began chatting from
  • Notifications showing the visitor’s browsing behavior during the chat
  • The name(s) of agent(s) who chatted with the visitor
  • Tags added to the conversation
  • Agent commands used during the conversation
  • Notes added to the conversation via the !note command (tip: use the Show only notes checkbox at the top of the transcript page to quickly review notes)
  • The conversation start time and word count

The following information is available in the right-hand sidebar of the transcript page:

  • The visitor’s complete, editable profile
  • A History log showing updates made to the visitor’s profile over time
  • The visitor’s activity history, including notes added to previous conversations, and links to transcripts of previous conversations

Excluding a chat from ratings

If you are using Olark’s chat ratings feature to collect feedback from users, you can choose to exclude a particular chat transcript from your aggregate ratings data. This option is useful if you receive a low rating from a troll or spammer.

Only admins can exclude chats from ratings; agents without admin permissions cannot.

To exclude a chat from your ratings, navigate to the transcript for that chat, and choose “Exclude from Chat Ratings” from the Options dropdown at the top of the transcript.

To re-add a chat that was previously excluded, choose “Include in Chat Ratings” from the Options dropdown at the top of the transcript.

Deleting transcripts

Admins can delete transcripts; agents without admin permissions cannot.

To delete a transcript, choose “Delete this transcript” from the Options dropdown at the top of the transcript.

Please use caution when deleting transcripts. Deleted transcripts cannot be restored.