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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How can we enable an audible alert for a new call?

In Slack, when a new call starts in my team's stand-up meeting channel that I'm expected to join, I don't hear anything. The call object appears in the channel as a kind of message, with the Join ...
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Is it possible to add a clickable link to your Slack status?

I've tried using markdown but that didn't work (i.e. [my link](http://example.com))
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Can anyone unpin an item that you pinned to the Channel?

I pinned some items in my group's Slack Channel. Can someone else unpin it? Or is it only up to me to unpin it?
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Slack/Todoist Integration - Problems using @ and #

I just added the Todoist integration to Slack. Using the /todoist command in Slack, I am having trouble assigning tasks to project folders and adding labels. Problems: 1. When I type "@" it does ...
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Slack: MRU list?

For chrome there is quick tabs: A keyboard centric most recently used (MRU) ordered tab list plugin with search and switch functionality inspired by IntelliJ IDEA (like ctrl-e) Feature in (for ...
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Slack: How to open replies with the keyboard (without mouse)?

How can I open the "7 replies" with the keyboard (without a mouse)? I am using the slack web-app.
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How can an Admin add himself/herself to a private Slack channel

I am an Admin for Slack. There is a private channel, which I cannot see and/or list, but the channel does exist. Unfortunately, I'm also unable to see who is an owner to be able to request an ...
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Change keybindings in web version?

Is there a way to change the keybindings of slack in the web-version? I try to use slack without touching the mouse. For example F6. This key is too far way when doing touch typing with ten fingers.
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Zebra stripes for better readability?

Please have a look at this screenshot: I would like to improve the UX: I would like to make it more obvious where the first message ends, and the second message starts. I painted a pink line beneath ...
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Useless window, when opening link in Slack (web version)

I use the web version of Slack. If I open a link to slack in a new window, then this screen appears: Opening link in Slack ... You will be redirected in few moments. Don't have the app yet? Download ...
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Slack: Why is order of message in pseudo channel “threads” different?

In direct messages or normal channels the new messages are at the bottom (like in WhatsApp). But in the pseudo channel "threads" it is different. There the messages are at the top. Is there a good ...
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Slack: avoid groupthink, more collective intelligence when answering open questions

Slack (or other modern chat software) is cool because it provides you fast interaction. But .... I have the vague feeling that it fosters groupthink. Although it gets used to achieve the opposite. It ...
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Insert a link to a github issue in a slack message

We have GitHub integration in slack, so we see messages for new issues, commits etc. Can I quickly insert a link to a GitHub issue in a message, without having to cut/paste and issue link from the ...
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Create an automated post in a channel

I'd like to create an automated post in a slack channel, from Monday to Friday every day at around the same time. I would prefer not to have the admin add any apps to slack, and to do it natively. ...
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How to search in the current slack channel?

If I am in slack channel "#foo" I want a quick way to search in this channel. I know that I can search and then enter "in:foo" but this is cumbersome. Is there a quick way to search in the current ...
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How can I filter incoming webhook messages in Slack?

I have several Slack integrations built using incoming webhooks but some of them are pretty noisy. With any kind of incoming webhook I set up, it seems like there are two things I always want to do. ...
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How can I slowly dispense “drip” messages into Slack?

I have a lot of information (a mix of training info and corporate policy) that I need to share with the members of my Slack organization, but it's far too much to share all at once so I'd rather break ...
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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 for Desktop (Mac or Win) 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 ...
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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 ...