Each console is a custom app that users select from the Force.com app menu. The number of console apps you can create is based on your Salesforce org’s custom app limits.
From Setup, enter Apps in the Quick Find box, then select Apps, then click Next.
Click New, select Console, and click Next. Optionally, to copy an existing console, click Clone on the console’s detail page. Save a console that you’ve copied before you can update its cloned push notifications or keyboard shortcuts.
Type a label for the app, then click Next. The label can have a maximum of 40 characters, including spaces. This label is the app’s name in the Force.com app menu.
Optionally, add a custom logo. Click Insert an image, choose a file image from the document library, then click Next.
Select the items to include in the navigation tab, then click Next. You can't add the following to the navigation tab: forecasts, ideas, answers, connections, portals, console, activities (tasks and events), the App Launcher, or buttons for customizing your org. Tab visibility settings, and the Overwrite users' personal tab customizations setting, don't apply to the navigation tab. For example, you can access Accounts from the navigation tab even if Accounts are Tab Hidden on user profiles.
Choose how items that aren’t selected from a primary tab or subtab display, then click Next. For example, choose whether cases display as primary tabs or as subtabs on parent records when selected from list views, search results, or screen pops. Click:
As a primary tab to display the object's records as primary tabs.
As a subtab of to display the object's records as subtabs. From the drop-down list, choose the parent record where the subtabs appear. For example, if you want cases to appear as subtabs on contacts, select Contact Name (Contact) in the Cases row. If parent records don't apply, subtabs appear as primary tabs. For example, if you make campaigns a subtab of leads but a lead doesn't belong to a campaign, that campaign appears as a primary tab.
Optionally, if your org has Service Cloud and Live Agent, select Include Live Agent in this App, and click Next. If you choose to include a chat workspace for Live Agent in your console, you can:
Choose records or pages to open as subtabs of chat sessions.
Select Include Suggested Articles from Salesforce Knowledge in Live Agent to display the articles tool in the chat workspace.
Assign the Salesforce console to user profiles:
Check the Visible box to choose the user profiles for which the app is available.
Check the Default box to set the app as that profile’s default app, meaning that new users with the profile see this app the first time they log in. Profiles with limits are excluded from this list.
To see any setup changes to a console, refresh your browser.