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Receive calls within HubSpot

Last updated: April 24, 2023

Available with any of the following subscriptions, except where noted:

Marketing Hub Starter, Professional, Enterprise
Sales Hub Starter, Professional, Enterprise
Service Hub Starter, Professional, Enterprise
Operations Hub Starter, Professional, Enterprise

You can answer inbound phone calls in HubSpot. This allows you to easily access records and write notes from your desktop without the need to forward the call to a cellular device. Inbound calls save to the Call Index Page once the call is answered for easy access to take real-time notes and review the call after it ends.

Please note: you must use a supported browser to receive calls in HubSpot. Safari is not supported with inbound browser calling.

Set up inbound calling

  • To receive inbound calls in the HubSpot browser:
    • In your HubSpot account, click the settings settings icon in the main navigation bar.
    • In the left sidebar menu, navigate to General. Then, click the Calling tab.
    • Under Device ringing, click the dropdown menu, and select Ring in HubSpot browser.
  • After you set up your HubSpot provided number and device ringing method, click the calling Inbound Calling icon on the top right navigation bar. From the pop-up banner, click Open call tab.
  • The Call tab page will open which enables you to receive inbound calls in your HubSpot browser. The Call tab page must remain open to receive inbound calls.

Receiving and managing inbound calls

Incoming calls to your inbound phone number will appear in a Call Remote dialog box next to the calling Inbound Calling icon on the top right navigation bar and on the Call tab page. You can answer the call in either place.

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(Call Remote within HubSpot)


(Call tab page)

To answer an inbound call:

  • Click Accept to answer the call on the Call Remote dialog box or the Call tab page. The call will show it's connected with a green flashing circle next to the calling Inbound calling icon or a red circle on the tab of the Call tab page. If you click into the Call tab page, a green banner will appear that says Active call.
  • To access the call record to take notes during the call:
    • From the Call Remote dialog box:
      • Navigate to the Call Remote dialog box next to the top right navigation bar.
      • Click Call Details.
    • From the Call tab page:
      • Navigate to your HubSpot account tab on your browser.
      • In your HubSpot account, navigate to Contacts > Calls.
  • From the Calls screen, the inbound call record will appear at the top of the call index. Click the title to access the call record.
  • From the call record, you can take notes during the call and associate the call with other CRM records. If you have a Sales Hub or Service Hub Professional or Enterprise paid seat, you can access transcripts from your inbound call:
    • To take notes:
      • From the call record screen, click Edit note.
      • Type notes in the text box.
      • Click Save.
    • To associate CRM records with the call:
      • In the right sidebar of the call record screen, click objectAssociations Associations.
      • Click + Add next to ContactsCompaniesDeals, or Tickets to associate a new record or existing record with the inbound call.
      • Click Save.
    • To access call transcripts and write comments (Sales Hub or Service Hub Professional or Enterprise only), from the call record screen, review transcripts and write comments after the call is complete.

Missed calls

If you are unable to answer an inbound call, the user will hear the message: “I am sorry. The person you reached isn’t available. Please try again shortly.” You will receive a notification that the call has been logged. If you have Allow Call Recording enabled, your inbound callers can leave voicemails. Learn more about accessing voicemails on the Call Index page.

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