Changing data retention settings for Zoom Contact Center

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Zoom Contact Center admins can define the data retention period for Zoom Contact Center data including voicemails, recordings, transcriptions, chat/SMS messages/files. After the defined data retention period, data is auto deleted. You can also configure soft deletion (also known as recycle bin) and permanent deletion.

If you disable the Data Retention setting at the account level, data files will be permanently deleted after the maximum times listed below.

  • Recordings and transcriptions: 10 Years
  • Inbox messages: 30 Days
  • Messages and files: 12 Months

Note: Data retention settings don't apply to the asset library.

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Prerequisites for changing data retention settings for Zoom Contact Center

  • Account owner or admin privileges; or relevant role/privilege
  • Pro, Business, or Education account
  • Zoom Contact Center license

How to change the default data retention period for Zoom Contact Center

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Contact Center Management then Preferences.
  3. In the Data Retention section, click the toggle to enable or disable it.
  4. If a verification dialog displays, click Enable or Disable to verify the change.
  5. Click Edit then change these settings:
    • Deletion Type: Select a deletion type.
      • Soft-delete data: After the specified data retention period, data is moved to a soft-deletion state for the specified number of days. During the specified number of days, admins can recover this data by submitting a request to Zoom Support
        Note: Contact center users with the correct privileges can recover soft deleted inbox messages.
        • Soft-delete Data: Specify the number of days that deleted data can be restored by submitting a request to Zoom Support. After this specified period, this data can’t be recovered.
          Note: Zoom Contact Center users can recover deleted voicemails or recordings.
      • Permanently delete data: Move deleted data directly to deletion (skipping the trash folder).
        After this action is completed, these files can’t be recovered.
    • Recordings and Transcriptions: Specify the data retention period for current and future video/voice recordings and transcriptions. After this period, data is deleted based on the Deletion Type.
    • Inbox Messages: Specify the data retention period for current and future inbox messages. After this period, data is deleted based on the Deletion Type.
    • Messages and Files: Specify the data retention period for current and future chat/SMS messages and files. After this period, data is deleted based on the Deletion Type.
  6. (Optional) To prevent all users in your account from changing this setting at the inbox level, click the lock icon , and then click Lock to confirm the setting.

How to change the soft deletion period for an inbox

If the Data Retention Type is set Soft-delete data in account-level data retention settings, and you want to set a different data retention period for certain inboxes, you can change the soft deleted period at the inbox level. Contact center users with the correct privileges can recover soft deleted inbox messages.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Contact Center then Inbox.
  3. In the Soft-delete messages section, click the toggle to enable or disable it.
  4. If a verification dialog displays, click Enable or Disable to verify the change.
  5. Click Edit then specify the number of days.
  6. Click Save.

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