Questions tagged [slack]

Slack is a free, cross-platform team collaboration tool. Slack also provides a web version accessible from a browser. Slack's features include real-time messaging, archiving, search, channels for team conversations, private groups, and file sharing.

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Can I get Conversations to pop-up that are not in a channel?

I understand how popups can be configured for channels, but what about for direct messages?
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Search for messages that mention me

Discord allows one to search for messages that mentions them by using the "mentions:" modifier. I can't find a similar modifier in Slack. Is this functionality missing? The "Activity" thing only goes ...
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How can one hide one's timezone on Slack?

How can one hide one's timezone on Slack? I am aware that the timezone can be changed manually (https://slack.com/help/articles/219889247-Manage-your-time-zone-preferences).
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I have installed Google Drive in Slack but Slack sees too much!

I get notified in Slack when changes are made to a Google Drive folder shared with me by someone not associated with my Slack account. How can I restrict which Google Drive folder/files are seen in ...
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Set Slack status based on weekday

Is there a way to set the status in Slack based on the weekday? For example Slack should automatically set the status from Monday till Wednesday to "@customer" and on Thursday and Friday to "@...
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Is it possible to ignore direct messages and only search Slack channels?

In Slack, how can I search only channels and ignore direct messages?
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How to bridge two Slack workspaces?

I have been working on merging two slack workspaces. Question: Is it possible to bridge together two slack workspaces? Therefore, I wouldn't have to force everyone to change workspaces. (maybe using ...
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Tool that generates Google Cal events (and Slack reminders) based on a cal event

I am looking for a tool that links events/reminders to a Google Cal base event (and updates the schedule if the base event moves). I am scheduling reminders based on a recurring (but irregular) ...
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Searching for all messages by user with Slack

Using Slack I'm attempting to find all messages by user but following is returned : I've tried search terms : in:@username and all:@username But same search result. How to find all messages in ...
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Slack always showing the same user when starting up, even if the account is disabled

It is not really a big thing, but somehow getting on my nerves since long: Whenever I open a certain slack project, I always see the direct-messages page of a certain user as first page: I tried to ...
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How do I turn off Slack's new format while typing?

After an update, Slack now formats messages as you type them which is highly disruptive to how I type. How can I disable this feature and only show message formatting after I hit send?
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How can I edit the url where my slack bot lives?

I created a slack app/bot user which I can direct message. When I send it a message it sends me a response. The bot is deployed in heroku. I'd like the bot to no longer live in heroku, but live ...
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How can I produce unicode symbols in a slack chat?

How can I produce unicode symbols in a slack chat by typing their code? As a mathematician, I routinely need to write things like ⨐∅⊋💩. In some systems I would just use some escape character and use ...
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How do I prevent my custom Slack emojis from shrinking when uploaded?

I am trying to upload this image to Slack's custom emoji feature for my work: When I go to upload this image as a custom slack emoji, the image becomes shrunk and surrounded with a dark background, ...
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Why can't I request both identity scopes and other scopes at the same time?

I'm trying to create a Slack bot and I received the following error: Invalid permissions requested Cannot request both identity scopes and other scopes at the same time I think I understand the ...
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Is it possible to reply to a mention by email?

Slack is sending those handy emails but there doesn't seem to be a default way to directly reply. Is there any hack available for that?
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How do you search for posts in slack

Slack posts (rarely used feature I suspect) I know I wrote a couple of such posts - how can I list all of my posts? (or any specific user)?
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Is it possible to make Slack notify me only when my own personal @name is mentioned on a channel?

I'd like to be notified on one of our Slack channels only when my own @user.name is mentioned in the channel. What happens now is that I get a notification whenever ANY @mention is used in the ...
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How can I use Slack's API without a token to automatically join many channels?

API tokens in Slack have been depreciated for a while now. However, you used to be able to acquire one with ease. Now when I try to do that it no longer is allowed and instead sends a message to the ...
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Google Data Studio and Slack integration

How Can I connect my Google Data Studio reports, or parts of them with slack? I would like that each day appear in slack some report that I will customize in Google Data Studio. And if I want to do ...
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Unable to join new slack group

If you see from the snapshot, I am not able to join the new slack group. I tried the same email and password separately to login into slack.com and it worked. Not sure why it is telling me username ...
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How to repeat previous message in Slack?

In previous versions of Slack, when I pressed the up arrow, it "pasted" the last message I sent into the message field, so I can repeat the message. If I kept pressing the up arrow, it did the same ...
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In Slack, we start a quoted paragraph with '>>>'. How do we end a quoted paragraph?

In Slack, we start a quoted paragraph with >>>. Is there a way to end the quoted paragraph, and continue writing more unquoted text in the same message?
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Slack indicates unread messages in the tray icon even when set to only notify for mentions

I'm in a couple pseudo-public workspaces on Slack that have quite a bit of activity. I've gone into my settings for these workspaces and all the channels in them to make sure that I should only be ...
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Is there a way to know how many people viewed a particular message?

I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to know how many workspace members have viewed a particular message in Slack?
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How can I ignore notifications for @everyone and @here for all Slack channels?

How can I ignore notifications for @everyone and @here for all Slack channels? I know that this can be configured for each channel but and looking for just 1 setting for all Slack channels, as it ...
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How do I follow all threads in a particular channel?

I'd like to not miss any posts in a particular channel, including those that are posted as part of threads. "All threads" shows me those I'm following, which is fine if I see the post or post in the ...
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How to export Slack conversation thread without admin account

The Slack UI is not ideal for some conversations/threads I participate in, where it would be better to have the text and images copied to another format that I can more easily read and process. I am ...
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How to set the default channel Slack opens up to when you first open the app? [closed]

On MacOS, when I first open Slack, it always opens to a certain channel. Is there a way to set the default?
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Slack - is it possible to keep recently active channels/users visible?

It appears I'm forced between seeing all users/channels - which is naturally a burden - to hiding everything that has zero unseen messages. What I would really appreciate instead is a way to see ...
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Add new word to Slack's spell checker

When yo type a word in Slack and it is wrongly spelled it is highlighted. I want to add a word which is highlighted in Slack as wrong (Salesforce it is) and make Slack understand that the word is ...
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How do you add a permenant banner or link?

I've set up a slack for a large group to work collectively on a number of tasks, foremost amongst them editing a Google Doc. Most of the participants aren't very tech savvy, and even using Google Docs ...
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How do you export a private channel on Slack (e.g. a personal private channel)?

I am trying to export (download all msgs, data etc... | backup) a 2 private channels: one of my personal private chat with myself.. and one with another member (DM). I have only found tutorials for ...
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How to remove/changet/set the image name “Image from iOS” when uploading from iOS to slack?

When I try to add an image to slack from my iPhone Slack names the image "Image from iOS" This has several issues If informs others I'm on my phone. That's something I'd prefer not to tell them. It ...
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Unable to delete a channel on Slack

I am the owner of the channel and of the account. I only have these two options. My admin has the same issue. Not sure what else to do.
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alt+click doesn't mark a message as unread on slack webapp

From slack's Keyboard shortcut menu (ctrl+/): Mark a message as unread --- Alt and click message But this doesn't work :( When I alt+click I get a clutched hand icon. Running ubuntu 16.04.
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Is there any way to generate a report listing all Slack users in a Space?

I need to manage the users I have in my Slack channel. To obtain the list of users, the only way I have found is: generate a legacy token Generate a JSON with the user.list API Convert the JSON to ...
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How can I view most recent Slack activity?

I have a few unread messages among my dozens of Slack channels. I click one my channels to read the new message there. I quickly remember I need to respond to something on a different channel so I ...
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can a user see a list of private/locked channels on SLACK?

If there are private channels on slack, can a user without admin rights see the list of those channels?
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Sonos to Slack - how to show the songs we play in a Slack channel

I work on a distributed team and I want my remote colleagues to know what we're playing in the office. We use Sonos. We bump beats everyday. How can I automatically send played tracks into Slack so ...
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Does Slackbot Custom response have multiline support?

Slack offers this great functionality that a Slackbot can react to some specific words or expressions on public channels or DM to oneself. Yet, you cannot input text that is multiline like we would ...
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How do I remove a preview from a post in slack when editing?

Note: I AM NOT ASKING HOW TO HIDE A PREVIEW for myself. I'm asking how to delete for everyone a preview that has already been posted. Here is the workflow that I'm talking about Make a post in slack ...
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Posting escaped characters in Slack

I'm trying to type the characters "&" in a Slack chat (I'm teaching a basic web design course), but Slack recursively converts the escaped characters into "&": &, & and &...
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Searching in archived channels in Slack

Is there a way in Slack to do a text search in all channels - including archived channels? I have a lot of archived channels, so don't want to search them all individually and don't want to unarchive ...
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How to create a Trello card from Slack with a custom command?

We are using Trello as our bug tracker at my workplace. I want it to be easy to add new issues from Slack. The ideal: User types in Slack: /bug [bug title] or /trello bug [bug title] and a new card ...
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In Slack, is there a way to filter out search results from a specific channel?

I know you can do in:#channel to only get results from a channel, but is there a way to filter out results from a channel? A lot of our channels are spammed with automated messages and it adds noise ...
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Is there a shortcut or command to start a thread in Slack

Is there a shortcut or a command in Slack I can use to start a thread on the last message? It's annoying to always grab the mouse between using the keyboard to navigate to the chat and typing the ...
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Slack theme backticked-text format extremely annoying - can I change it?

I use some Slack space of this company I work for. I'm not sure whether it's a slack default, or the theme that space uses, but when I entered backticked text (i.e. like this), I get: i.e. the text ...
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Using Slack's Google Drive integration, but files open in the wrong Google profile

I use 2 different windows to manage each of my Google profiles. When I click through a link from Slack from a colleague sharing a file, it always opens up the wrong profile and I can't view it. How ...
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How do I disable Slack tab “badging” in Google Chrome?

When I have unread slack messages, the Slack icon on the browser tab is a bright white (with a red dot when I get a mention): When I have no unread messages, it is grey: Is there anyway to disable ...