Help Scout

3.2
251 reviews
10K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Bring your help desk to your pocket for customer service anytime, anywhere. With the Help Scout Android app, quickly review conversations, assign conversations to teammates, and reply to customers.

Thoughts, feedback, suggestions? We'd love to hear it all! Email help@helpscout.com and let us know!

The minimum age rating to use this app is 16.
Updated on
May 16, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.2
247 reviews
Kenneth Ham
January 23, 2024
This app had been long abandoned. They have talked about adding chat since 2019. FIVE years and no progress in this regard. The biggest update they’ve had in years was to allow you to view your clients’ email address in the app. Seriously? They are content with mediocrity. I could forgive this if the app was polished and worked well, but it isn’t. It frequently crashes and the gesture to dismiss messages is super laggy. Sometimes it will cause you to dismiss the wrong message as a result!
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Help Scout
January 23, 2024
Hey Ken, thanks for taking time to leave a review. It's disappointing to hear you're finding the Android app a sub-par experience, and we'd love to address much of the feedback you've shared here and in the past. I'll be sending an email to your Help Scout registered address to follow up, but please note we are definitely invested in improving!
A Google user
December 13, 2018
I see that HelpScout has responded to some previous reviews saying that the app has been fixed in version 2, but I am writing this days after their response and have been using the latest version and still constantly have the notification issue. I have just had to uninstall again because the app is useless on Android. This is such an annoying bug -- it brings on a small wave of rage when I get an important HelpScout notice and then cannot get the app to load the conversation, then get a mailbox error, then have to jump through hoops to try and get into the mailbox. HelpScout is so elegant about most of its features that this sticks out embarrassingly - especially for the price of entry. If this is not fixed, we will likely switch away from HelpScout when our next yearly payment comes due. I really, sincerely hope that this is being seen as the horrible experience it is and that HS resources are being poured onto the problem. I have brought this problem to HS's attention by reaching out personally multiple times over the last few months and always get "friendly / polite" responses that do not register as adequate mea culpas to me. I don't think they get it.
9 people found this review helpful
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Help Scout
February 21, 2019
Hey! I'm really sorry about your bad experience with push notifications and I feel your frustration. We have been working on fixing notification issues on the Android app, are you still experiencing those issues after v2.1.1? We are more than happy to help, feel free to contact Help Scout support and we can continue from there.
Jon D
April 3, 2022
The main reason I signed up for HelpScout was to consolidate ticketing and web chat into one. Seemed promising. But the very basic functionality of an app not having ANY notifications whatsoever when someone starts a chat or send a ticket, is a showstopper for me. Mobility is key, and if I have to sit in front of a computer to get notified of incoming requests because the app doesn't work, well, there are plenty of options out there I'll say that much. Unfortunate, very promising, but missed.
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Help Scout
April 7, 2022
Hi Jon, thanks for the review. While we don't have chat available in our app at all currently it's something we are exploring for a future update. In terms of general email notifications you can receive those for specific events and are set in the web-app for Help Scout under your profile. Drop us an email if you have any other questions, Jon!

What's new

In this latest update, you can now remove snooze from a conversation. Full snooze functionality will be included in an upcoming release, so stay tuned!