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Communicating with Customers

Make Calls


You can call your customers directly from their records in Zoho CRM. You can also log the call for future reference.


To make a call

  1. Go to the module (e.g., Leads, Accounts, Contacts, etc.)

  2. Tap a contact you want to call.

  3. Tap the (Call) icon on the Record Information page.

  4. Tap the phone number to call the contact.

When the call is completed, you can log the call and it will be available in the Calls module.

Log Calls  

It is important to track the conversations that you have with your leads and contacts. When you log a call in CRM, you are creating a written record of that call for future reference.

Both incoming and outgoing calls can be logged in your Zoho CRM application.

To log a call, you need to enable the relevant options in your Zoho CRM app settings.

  1. Tap the  icon in your Zoho CRM app.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Scroll down to Calls and enable the options you require:

    • Call logging: Enabling this option permits you to log calls.

    • Auto Call Log: Enabling this option will log calls automatically.

    • Log Prompt: Enabling this option will prompt you to log a call when it ends.

  1. Tap Search Incoming calls in modules to ensure that all the modules you get incoming calls from are checked.


To log an outgoing call

  1. Place a call.

  2. Once the call is completed, you will be prompted to log the call.

  3. Tap Yes to log the call.

  4. Enter the necessary details in the Call Information page and tap Save.


To log an incoming call

Answer the incoming call. When the call is over, the Log this call option will only be available if the incoming call's phone number is already saved in your Zoho CRM account.
  1. Tap the tick icon to log the call.

  2. Enter the required details in the Call Information page and tap Save.


If the same phone number is associated with more than one, you will be prompted to choose which record you want to associate each incoming call with, in the Select a record pop-up. Once you choose a record, you will be able to log the call.



To schedule a call

  1. Go to the module (Leads, Accounts, Contacts, etc.)
    You can also go to the Calls module to add the call details and choose the record to associate the call with.

  2. Select the record you want to schedule a call for.

  3. Tap the Add icon next to Calls in the record's Related section.

  4. Tap Type and then Schedule call in the Call Information page.

  5. Specify the required data and tap Save.


Send SMS

You can send SMS messages to your leads, accounts, and contacts if you have their contact number saved in CRM.


To send SMS messages

  1. Tap the Leads, Accounts, or Contacts module in your Zoho CRM app.

  2. Select the record you want to send an SMS to.

  3. Tap the More icon on the Record Details page.

  4. Tap Send Text Message to compose and send your message.



Send Emails


You can send emails to contacts if you have their email addresses saved in CRM.


To send an email

  1. Go to the Leads, Contacts, or Cases module, or any custom module.

  2. Tap a record you want to send an email to.

  3. Tap the Emails icon in the Record Information page.

  4. Select the application that you want to use to send the email.

  5. Compose and send your email.



Related Emails

The Related Emails list displays all email conversations CRM users have had with a person right from that person's record. This helps keeps your sales reps informed of all the pertinent details so they can have more effective conversations with customers.


To view related emails

  1. Go to the Leads, Contacts, or Cases module, or any custom module.

  2. Tap the record you want to view emails related to.

  3. Tap the Email icon on the Record Information page. This will display a list of all the emails related to the record.

  4. Tap the filter icon to set a filter to view specific emails.

  5. Tap the email. From here, you can:

  • Reply to the email by tapping the Reply icon.

  • Use reply all or forward the email by tapping the ellipsis icon.



Use MailMagnet on your Android device

If you have the Zoho Mail Add-on configured in your Zoho CRM account, all the important emails from customers in your inbox will be associated with your leads and contacts. It is very important that emails from your customers get a timely response, so email notifications are vital. MailMagnet ensures you never miss an important email.


MailMagnet allows receive instant notifications so that the most important emails from leads and contacts get your immediate attention. MailMagnet intelligently scans your inbox and notifies you of emails from your prospects and customers.

MailMagnet is only available if the Zoho Mail Add-on feature is enabled in your account and you have configured your email account in Zoho CRM via POP3 or IMAP configuration. Read more about the Zoho Mail Add-on.

  • When you receive emails from leads or contacts, the will be listed on the MailMagnet screen. Outgoing emails will not be listed in MailMagnet.

  • Emails will only appear in MailMagnet if you are the recipient (i.e., your email address is in the To or Cc field in the email).

  • Emails to email aliases, like or will not be listed in MailMagnet.

  • MailMagnet will retrieve emails every 3 minutes.

  • Up to 100 emails will be listed on the MailMagnet screen.


To reply to emails

  1. Tap Messages in the Zoho CRM app.

A list of all the emails from your leads and contacts will be displayed.

  1. Tap an email to open it.

  2. Tap on the Reply icon or the Reply All icon and compose an email..

  3. Tap the Send icon.



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