Is there a way to configure templates for Slack posts? e.g. I could type something like /template hi or just /hi and it would start the message with Hello world nice day isn't it, without actually posting it so I can edit the message.

Ideally, a library of templates would be available to the whole team to use and collaborate on. (We have some standard reporting and request formats this would be useful for.)

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    Did you find a workaround for this? looking for the same thing
    – Doug
    Commented Oct 10, 2018 at 10:04
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    No 😭 Only option I know of might be to use one of the Slack-like apps that's more oriented around Trello-style project management, but I didn't investigate it.
    – mahemoff
    Commented Oct 10, 2018 at 10:29
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    Hard to believe they didn't think of that use-case!! I guess I can create a Slack app and add a few shortcuts like you suggested. But such an overkill!
    – Doug
    Commented Oct 10, 2018 at 10:35
  • I was also looking for a similar feature, seems so simple to me. Commented Apr 21, 2020 at 1:36
  • Rather than seeking something Slack specific, it'd probably be better to find something for your operating system. Like a dmenu keybinding or macro, then you can have a application-agnostic solution for templates.
    – Seth Falco
    Commented Apr 28, 2023 at 9:28

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I haven't tried exactly what you're asking but I was able to use the API and write a post in a channel


This could get you closer to what you want it to do

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