Ticket types help you to categorize your conversations and collect information from customers when tickets are created. See the video below for an example of a ticket created in Slack.

Custom Ticket Properties

Ticket types can each have their own unique properties, which can be entered manually or automatically detected by Unthread AI.

Property types include:

  • Short answer (text field)
  • Long answer (multi-line text field)
  • Single-select (single selection from a list of options)
  • Multi-select (multiple selections from a list of options)
  • Checkbox

Additional options include:

  • Required (indicating whether the field must be filled for a ticket to be created)
  • Visible (whether the property is visible to the customer or only used internally)

Requesting Additional Fields in Slack

By default, Ticket Types are not shown to customers, but you can enable a custom form for users to fill out when creating a new ticket.

A ticket type will be detected automatically using Unthread AI. The customer can choose to confirm or change the ticket type before continuing.

After confirming, additional ticket properties will be collected if any are specified. See the section below on the different types of properties that can be requested.

Once the required fields are provided, the ticket is created, assigned, and a preview of the ticket is shown in the thread.

To enable this in a particular channel, head over to the Customer Settings page, and enable Ticket Type input.


From the “Analytics” tab of your dashboard, you can view a report of tickets broken down by ticket type. This means you’ll be able to analyze:

  • How many tickets per ticket type
  • Average & median response time per ticket type
  • Average & median resolution time per ticket type

Getting Started with Ticket Types

As a platform admin, you can set up your ticket types by navigating to “Settings” > “Ticket Types” from your Unthread dashboard.