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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.)

  • Did you find a workaround for this? looking for the same thing – Doug Oct 10 '18 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 Oct 10 '18 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 Oct 10 '18 at 10:35
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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

https://api.slack.com/methods/files.upload

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

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