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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Slack: 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 you you 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 ...
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Receiving error when attempting to update Slack email to one associated w/ deactivated account

TL;DR Version: On slack, is it not possible, for a workspace member (not a workspace owner or admin) to update their email to one that belonged to a former member who deactivated their account? In ...
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How do I show all channels I am part of from multiple Slack workspaces?

We have 2+ workspaces in Slack Enterprise, and I see the shared organizational channels on the two tabs I have open to Slack. However in each tab I see the workspace-specific channels. I know it's ...
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How to never launch the slack desktop app while loading a slack link?

When I go to a slack link in chrome, the page attempts to launch my slack desktop app. For example loading a link like this in chrome: https://box.slack.com/archives/CXXJDXXXX/pXXXX61509300XXXX ...
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Disable Google Calendar notifications for a specific event (Slack and Android)

I'm surprised this is so difficult. The company I'm working at uses Google Calendar to schedule meetings. We were recently told to add recurring events to block off times when we're not available for ...
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How to duplicate a post?

A post on Slack is a great way to quickly create and share structured and formatted information. I use it mostly to document custom features of our Slack workspace for our users. I am now looking ...
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Can I get slack notifications when someone pushes to a specific public repository that I'm not a member of?

I'd like to get push notifications in slack whenever someone pushes to a specific repository which I don't own. The repository in question is public, though. What are my options?
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How To Delete a Private Channel

I created a slack work space for my team. I just recently managed the channel permissions. I found out that my team members created a private channel that I can't see. How can I delete it without them ...
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Stop auto joining channels in Slack

How do I disable auto join in Slack? I keep getting invited into a channel that I don't want to be a part of and it's getting really annoying.
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Can I add a file shared on Slack to Google Drive without downloading manually?

There is a Drive app for Slack that seems able to let me share Drive docs on Slack but not, as far as I can tell, the converse. Our customer likes to share files on Slack, which we then download and ...
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Is there a way to view your status history on Slack?

I'd like to take a screenshot of some of my old status updates on Slack, but I can't find any kind of status history. Does such a thing exist?
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Is it possible to conditionally trigger a Github -> Slack push event webhook?

I'd like to setup a Github -> Slack webhook, so that when a commit with a certain message is pushed to a given branch on the Github repository, a message is posted to a Slack channel. I've checked ...
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Slack - How to add a person to a group chat including the chat's history?

I'm chatting with a few coworkers on slack and would like to add another coworker to the chat. The problem is that when I add a new coworker to the group chat, a new group chat is created without the ...
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Where can I see when was the last time a given Slack user logged in?

Where can I see when was the last time a given Slack user logged in?
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How can I view the list of channels I have sent at least one message to on Slack?

How can I view the list of channels I have sent at least one message to on Slack?
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What's the shortcut key for code block?

How to format a selected piece of text as a code block in slack?
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How to remove users on all channels in Slack

I want to remove all the access of a Slack user on all of the channels he/she has access, like private channels. Because even if you are admin I can't find any way to remove him if we are not in the ...
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I mistakenly closed a direct message window on Slack, and I don't know with whom it was. How can I re-open it?

I mistakenly closed a direct message window on Slack, and I don't know with whom the direct message window was. How can I re-open it? I clicked here:
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I mistakenly closed a direct message window on Slack. How can I re-open it?

I mistakenly closed a direct message window on Slack. How can I re-open it? I clicked here:
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How can I view all the messages I posted in a Slack channel?

How can I view all the messages I posted in a Slack channel?
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I can't delete a channel I created on Slack [duplicate]

I followed the instructions for deleting a channel by clicking on the gear icon and going to Additional Options ... but I only get 2 options: Rename this channel Set the channel purpose I want to ...
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How can I get notified when a certain Slack users posts in any public channel?

I want to know when my CEO posts in a public Slack channel. How can I be notified when a specific user posts in any public slack channel I have access to?
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How does Slack calculate “messages posted”?

If you navigate to MY_WORKSPACE.slack.com/stats#members you can see "Messages Posted" for each member like this: If you export the data as a CSV, the column is called chats_sent. How is this number ...
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Deactivate Slack account without access to associated email address

If someone has an old Slack account with an email address they no longer have access to, how can they deactivate that account?
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Remove member from #general channel on Slack

I tried but there seems to be no way I can remove a member from general channel on Slack, nor can the member himself quit. Any way around there? It's okay if I can delete the channel altogether.