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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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Is there any way or apps to get Recurring hourly reminder in Slack

I need to get reminders every hour using slack. Is there any way or any apps in Slack to do so? Also if using apps the app should be free
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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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Why can’t I sign out of just one workspace on mobile Slack?

On mobile Slack (iOS), it seems that you can only sign out of all workspaces. This is not ideal, because I have many workspaces, and if I only want to sign out of one, this requires lots of work. Am I ...
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Holding Enter enters the message multiple times

Sometimes, my Slack client is quite slow and if I accidentally keep the enter key pressed for a second or so, multiple copies of the message are posted on the channel. Today I spammed the entire ...
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How I can use workflow actions to add todo?

Through workflow actions, we can send a message to any user and the workflow actions can be triggered with any reactions. I want to create a workflow like the following. User reacts to a message. ...
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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 can I determine which channels in Slack were active recently?

Sometimes when joining a long-running Slack there are many channels, a lot of them stale and quiet. Is there a way in the UI to figure out which channels have had activity in the past few months or ...
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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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Slack: How to view DMs with someone no longer in workspace?

I'm trying to access my DMs with someone who is no longer in my workspace. Is this possible? I don't see their name under the "Direct messages" list.
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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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Control user access to certain apps in Slack

I have a slack channel and I want to add a Google Calendar to that channel. However, I don't want all members to view the calendar (only select members). Is there a way to limit which users can see ...
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Announcing a meetup groups new events on slack?

At my company, I run a guild around a particular community. I'd like to announce a certain external meetup's events on this slack channel, so my guild can stay connected with the external community. ...
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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 to export teams' data and migrate to slack?

We know we can export slack's data and there is a guide to migrate from slack to teams. we tried the teams for 2 weeks for free, and we think is not not what we want. Then we want to migrate it back ...
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Is there OR in slack search?

Let's say I would like to search for all messages related to @JaneDoe @JaneDoe - gives you all the messages that tag her from:@JaneDoe - gives you all the messages she has written But I would like to ...
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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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How to insert a text link in Slack with the keyboard?

One can do some inline formatting with the keyboard in Slack: *bold*, _italics_, ~strikethrough~ and inline code with backquotes as in SE. Simple weblinks do work as-is. But how to make a weblink with ...
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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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In slack, how do I search in channel names matching a prefix?

All of our team channels are named with the prefix foo Example: foo-general, foo-dev, foo-system I'd like to perform a search only in channels that have the prefix foo. Is there a way to do this in ...
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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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How can I see all my Slack activity within a period?

I feel that I could optimize my working style, so I would like a retrospective view on my Slack activity. To see how a typical day of mine actually are with regards to meetings, context shifts and ...
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Disable daily notifications from Google Calendar App in Slack?

How do I prevent the Google Calendar App from sending me a daily notification about my events for the day? There is no setting provided to do this. My choices seem to be either not to have any Google ...
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Can I add same sidebar section groupings for all workspace users?

We have a workspace on the standard plan - can now add sidebar sections (amazing feature). I have set-up my own workspace using sections and dragged all channels into relevant sidebar sections. But ...
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Regain access to a Slack workspace after losing access to both password, 2FA app and recovery codes

I have lost access to a few Slack workspaces that I am a part of. I accidentally deleted the login information for some of the Slack workspaces I am a part of from my password manager (1Password). ...
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How can I fix '/asana failed with the error "user_not_visible"' on Slack?

I asked someone with admin privileges to install the Asana Slack app. They did and it is working for them but when I try to to call /asana I get this error: /asana failed with the error "...
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How to force Slack to apply markdown within a word?

Slack has "recently" introduced its a bit annoying WYSIWYG "message composer" which breaks the message formatting with the inline markdown. Fortunately there is now also option ...
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Google Team Drive Doc in my Slack channel shows an old document title and thumbnail when posting, confusing team members [duplicate]

How can I force an update on the thumbnail and doc title? Slack doesn't seem to do periodic re-checks since the first time it cached the info. I've tried the command "refresh" the file, but does not ...

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