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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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What does Slack do when you have more than 100 pins?

From what I can find, Slack has a 100-pin limit per channel (not mentioned in the docs, but acknowledged in this tweet from 2018): 😔We're sorry the 100-pin limit has been frustrating. The ...
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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 see how much storage I use on Slack as a regular user?

https://slack.com/help/articles/360035940353-File-storage-in-Slack indicates the file storage quota on Slack for each plan: Plan File storage Free plan 5GB total for the entire workspace Pro plan ...
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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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Assign Slack Members a Number

I can go to https://slack.com/admin/atlas/configure-profile and create a Number field for member profiles. That's easy enough. The problem, they can arbitrarily edit this field. I would like to assign ...
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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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Slack: no 'you' in the list of direct messages

In Slack 4.25.0 I don't see myself in the list of direct messages. I'm used to make notes there. Does somebody know how to fix it?
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Can I pin a search in Slack

I would like to be able to search for a specific set of keywords and channels in Slack, and then "pin" those search results as a pseudo-channel. E.g. a search like "@joesteele in#...
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Slack Email for channels is too long ( Scan to email )

I want to scan from a printer to a slack channel but the space for the email address is shorter in an HP Laser MFP than a slack email address for a channel.. so how to I make it shorter?
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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 to mute/unmute work-related Slack channels when set to "out of office" status?

My workplace has a mix of work and social channels and a couple hundred are active at any given time. While we encourage colleagues to disconnect from work altogether when on holiday, we also know ...
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How can I see all the groups I belong to in a Slack workspace?

Groups, not channels. E.g. @sales, @marketing, etc.
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Are single-channel SLACK guests able to see the #general channel?

If I invite a single-channel guest to my workspace, will they be able to see and join the #general channel as well?
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Slack remove all "Only visible to you" messages

I want to remove all "Only visible to you" messages from a slack channel that mostly come along with APP's (Trello in my case). As I get lost in chat when I do some Trello commands. So I ...
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Mute channel option not showing

Browser based slack. I used to be able to mute a channel by clicking the channel name and selecting as appropriate from the drop down menu, I think it was under notifications. But that option no ...
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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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Split message by lines

I have a list of things which I want to send to my team, and I want to each team member add reaction to thing which he/she is working on. For now I send about 10 messages one by one, and teammates add ...
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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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When I connect Goole Drive or Docs to Slack, who can see my content?

It's not clear to me from the support answers I've gotten who can see my Google Drive or Docs content when I connect to Slack. The scenario that concerns me is when I have a Slack account with a ...
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Open "Recent" via Keyboard

Is there a way to open this "recent" dialog via a keyboard shortcut? I use the web version of slack.
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Is there any way to differentiate @here from @<mynick> in slack? [closed]

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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Google Calendar specific shared calendar notifications to public Slack channel

I would like to get my whole team notified in Slack when a meeting is about to happen. As a team, we have a Google Calendar shared calendar for our team meetings. And we share information in Slack in ...
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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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Is there a way to hide the channel name from Slack notifications?

Say I'm working with client A and client B. I want to keep notifications on, but if I'm presenting my screen to client A, I don't really care that they can see my Slack notifications, but I do care ...
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How do I add a hyperlink in a Slack channel description?

Slack now provides the ability to create formatted hyperlinks in posts but I don't see how to do this in a Channel Description? How do I add a formatted hyperlink in a Slack Channel Description?
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Slack's web version shows workspace switching sidebar, but only on Chromebooks?

When accessing Slack's web version (not the desktop app) on a Chromebook, there seems to be a feature where the workspace switcher sidebar appears on the left: This only appears to happen when ...
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Change link unfurling image used by Notion

Whenever you post a link to Notion into Slack etc, the image that unfurls is always this: Is it possible to change the image used in Notion for link unfurling? Ideally it would either be the image ...
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Why is @channel disabled in Slack threads?

When using Slack I frequently run to the situation when something important comes up in the thread and I need to notify everyone on the channel about that. But this dialog appears – Disabled in ...
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