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How can I cancel a Slack message that I've sent but contains an image that is still uploading?

How can I cancel a Slack message that I've sent but contains an image that is still uploading? Example: Ctrl+Z and Escape don't do anything.
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Accidentally moved slack history from one conversation to another. How can I move back?

I started a conversation today with multiple people on Slack on iOS and there was a prompt that asked if I wanted to include history. I chose yes and it moved the chat history I had with 1 person, to ...
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What could have changed that caused guests not to be able access a Slack channel anymore?

I have a Slack account through my organization. I created a Slack channel and invited 2 guests outside my organization to join my channel. They used to be able to use the Slack channel for 2 weeks, ...
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How can I quickly send an MS Outlook meeting invite to all the members of a Slack DM group?

I have to send an MS Outlook meeting invite to all the members of a Slack DM group. How can I quickly do so? I don't want to have to copy paste member name/email one by one. If this helps, MS Outlook ...
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How can Alice share with Bob a link to a Slack message posted in a channel both Alice and Bob can access, but via a different workspace of a same org?

Alice and Bob belong to the same Slack org but different Slack workspaces inside that org: Alice is in aliceworkspace workspace, Bob is in bobworkspace workspace. Alice and Bob are both in a channel ...
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Use ⌘ + tab_number to navigate to a different chrome tab

When using the Slack web app in Chrome, how can I get ⌘ + tab_number to navigate to a different Chrome tab? This works from any tab except for Slack web app. This used to work but stopped working in ...
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What are the shortcut keys to get me to individual Slack sub-tabs?

Cmd + Shift + M brings me to the activity page but is there a key combo for getting to individual sub-parts (e.g. mentions, threads, reactions)?
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Slack - Unable to join external channel

We have three users. Two users, User A and User B, were invited by an external user, User C to an external channel and joined just fine. User A invited me and I joined just fine to this external ...
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Is there a way to access and manage a Slack Workflow as text?

Slack provides a visual editor for its Workflows, but I need to have all my organizations DevOps under source control (and as text). Is there a way to access and manage a Slack Workflow as text?
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How can I view or search across all the group direct messages sent by Bob to groups where Alice is present in Slack?

I use https://slack.com/. I have group messages between the following groups (I am also a member of each of these groups): Alice, Bob Alice, Bob, Charlie Bob, Charlie Alice, Bob, Charlie, David Bob, ...
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Does slack have any sort of read receipt capabilities? [duplicate]

I'm curious if there's any such capability in Slack to receive a written notification, maybe by SlackBot or via email or something, which will notify me when an individual(s) have read a given message....
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When one of my Slack messages receives an emoji reaction, where can I see when the emoji reaction was sent?

My Slack messages sometime receive emoji reactions. When one of my Slack messages receives an emoji reaction, where can I see when the emoji reaction was sent? Example of emoji reaction: Mouse over ...
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Can some slack permissions give apps access to all private and direct messages? [closed]

Some students have added some apps to slack that have the following permissions: channels:history View messages and other content in a user’s public and private channels groups:history View messages ...
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Is there a way to see when a Slack user is typically online?

I'm a freelance programmer and one of my clients has a Slack workspace that I use to communicate with coworkers. To do my work I often need to ask questions of one or more of my coworkers, but often ...
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How to undo "Also block previews from this website in the future"? [closed]

When sharing a URL via Slack, a preview appears. You can click on the X next to the preview to remove the preview. This shows the following form: The checkbox option labeled "Also block ...
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How can I view the channels that I have been added to recently on Slack?

How can I view the channels that I have been added to recently on Slack? I searched the question on Google, and looked at slack.com/help, but I didn't see any answer. When I get added to a Slack ...
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How can I prevent Slack from replacing ":)" with some emoji when I write a message?

By default, Slack replaces :) with some emoji when I write a message. How can I prevent Slack from replacing ":)" with some emoji when I write a message?
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How to see the messages with all the mentions of my name in specific slack Channel

My slack group is called: TransBio_NB. transbionb.slack.com. In the channel called "subgroup generative modeling," I want to find all the messages where my name @juan P. Munoz Diaz, was ...
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How can I list all the direct message groups where myself and a given user belong to in Slack?

I want to list the direct message groups where at least myself and another user belong to in Slack. How can I achieve that?
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Why is my slack account associated with a channel I joined?

As I lack the basic understanding of Slacks user management, I probably word this question wrong. Please bear with me. Here is the issue: I frequently get invited into the Slack channels of my ...
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How can I prevent Slack from adding previews when I send links in a Slack message?

I don't want to have to click on "remove preview" for each link each time I send a message: Note: I don't want to turn off link previews for myself only, but instead I want my messages ...
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Slack: How to be notified about new activity via email?

TLDR: In the Slack options, I can select to be notified about direct messages and mentions. How can I be notified about all new activity via email? Long version: I want to keep track of what happens ...
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How can I create a single Slack window that contains all my recent messages?

Slack does a great job of making a popup appear on my computer when I receive messages that should be looked at. Unfortunately, those popups are transient and disappear after a few seconds on my ...
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How do I list all channels that a particular user created in Slack?

Is there a way to list all the channels created by a given user (or by Me)? A search query like: #channels created_by:@user.name I dont see this information on user's profile page on Slack desktop ...
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Trying to open an attachment in Slack: `{"ok":false,"error":"team_not_found"}` when clicking on "see it in full"

I am trying to open an attachment (JSON file, a few KBs) in Slack that someone sent me and get the error: {"ok":false,"error":"team_not_found"} when clicking on "...
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How can I perform a search over only my direct messages in Slack?

I'd like to perform a search (e.g., "webapps") over my direct messages. How can I perform a search over only my direct messages in Slack?
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How are channels sorted in a section in Slack?

It says alphabetically: However, it's not 100% alphabetically: How are channels sorted in a section in Slack?
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How can I see which Slack channel(s) myself and another Slack user are both a member of?

I wonder how I can see which Slack channel(s) myself and another Slack user in my workspace are both a member of.
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How to forward/integrate Discourse posts to/with Slack?

I would like to submit Discourse posts to a Slack channel. When I googled the topic some old blog posts came up from 2016/17 for an integration that seems deprecated. What's the recommended way to set ...
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Disable typing notification in slack

In Slack setting there is status looks like John Doe is typing ... I found in the preferences a way to hide it with: Additional options ☑️ Display information about who is currently typing a message ...
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is there a way to undo a deleted channel on slack?

I mistakenly deleted a channel that was and need to continue be active. is there a workaround to undo the delete?
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How can I view most recent Slack activity or save a search?

This question has been asked before: "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 ...
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Slack won't let me install new GitHub app saying I'm over free app quota, BUT I AM NOT?

Slack has been nagging me ceaselessly to upgrade the GitHub application, so I decided to go ahead and do it. I went to slack.github.com and clicked the "Add to Slack" button, and it ...
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Find another user's most recent activity in Slack

Our organization has a lot of Slack channels. Is it possible to figure out where a given user has been publicly posting most recently? For example, I'd like to search for user Bob and get a result ...
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In Slack, how to find conversations (threads) that involve two specific persons

I can use from:@Some Person and to:@Some Person in Slack search but that doesn't find plain mentions, or just interactions between two people when they don't necessarily tag each other. My use case is ...
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Can I invite someone to Slack channel without their seeing all other channels in my workspace?

I have a Slack workspace for my office, and want to create a channel for a particular project, and add the client to that channel. But I don't want to client to see our 'General' channel etc. Is there ...
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How to permanently save time zone in Slack profile?

I've set the time zone in Slack in my profile, but it keeps being reset to "(UTC) Monrovia, Reykjavik". Sometimes it "survives" a page refresh, other times it doesn't. I'm logged ...
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Search non-direct messages in slack

In slack, can I search messages in public/private channels only? I would like to exclude direct messages to me from the search because I know I have already read them. I am interested in finding ...
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Privacy and anonymity of Slackbot messages

Consider the following scenario. Company A develops a Slackbot for use in the Slack workspace of Company B by person C. Person C communicates with the chatbot of company A. Company A wants to ensure ...
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Let a slack app create slash commands for another app? (Custom -> Jira)

I am trying to automatically create a ticket every month in Jira. Jira has a slash command to create tickets, which I could use each month to create a ticket myself, but that would not be different ...
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Slack: How to set custom shortcodes for emojis (short_name shortcodes)

How do I set custom shortcodes for emojis that ship with Slack? First, shortcodes (defined as short_name in the source repo) are what a user types that translates into an emoji. For example, the ...
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How do I create a checklist in a slack message?

I'm trying to create a task list for myself in a private chat with my supervisor on Slack. I'm pretty familiar with markdown, and I thought that Slack supported it too. On GitHub, you can create tasks ...
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Disable Slackbot spam

I see this spam message from Slackbot often: Good news! Slack can now do more with Google Drive files, like help you share files and manage who can see them. It is "permission spam" when ...
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How to change emojis available in Slack action menu?

In my Slack workspace, when I hover over a message, an action menu appears, which includes three preset emojis which are available for quick access (checkmark, eyes, hands): However, I don't use ...
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How can one hide one's timezone on Slack?

The time zone of a user is displayed by default 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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Is there any way to organize Slack channels for everyone?

We are using Slack as our community "hub", instead of a more traditional forum. This is primarily because there is a significant barrier to entry when someone has to click "New Topic&...
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Is there any way to differentiate @here from @<mynick> in Slack?

I'm having a problem managing notification on Slack. Generally @here is to blame for this. I usually don't care about those anyway. Is there a way to get some form of separation between people who @...
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How to process emoji reactions to your slack bot's messages in Node.js? [closed]

I have a Slack bot written in Node.js and I'd like to make it so the bot can process (and answer) every time a person reacts to the bot's messages with an emoji. I understand probably I will only be ...
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How to remove channel-specific notification from Slack?

I have added a channel-specific notification for #general in a Slack workspace. But now, I want to remove the channel-specific notification for #general so that it gets the default notification ...
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Slack: I've created a channel, don't want all of the clutter

I've created a channel in Slack; the goal is for it just be a repository of links, without a lot of discussion. Is there a way to have a channel not auto generate all of the minute alerts, about every ...
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