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 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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Invite multiple Slack users to a channel

I know that in Slack I can invite a user to a channel using /invite @username command. How would I go about inviting multiple users at the same time using a keyboard command? Something like /invite @...
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Add new word to Slack's spell checker

When yo 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 I escape formatting characters in Slack?

Slack uses various characters for its own markdown formatting. How can I enter a message with those reserved characters escaped? e.g. Is it possible to send a message exactly like this: *I don't ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Templates for Slack posts

Is there a way to configure templates for Slack posts? e.g. I could type something like /template hi or just /hi and it would start the message with Hello world nice day isn't it, without actually ...
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How can I efficiently archive Slack channels?

Slack allows archiving channels. We currently have around 50 channels that are no longer active with 0 users. How can I efficiently archive these channels without having to join and archive them one ...
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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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Add emojis to Slack in bulk

I feel expressively restricted by the emojis that come with slack by default. I want to :party_parrot: and :table_flip: - I want to live! But I do not want to add custom emojis one by one. How do I ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Cannot find “delete channel” option in Slack

I clicked on additional options as mentioned at Deleting a channel on slack.com but all I can see is "archive" button, no "delete" (I just created the channel, there is no message yet).
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Deleting a channel on slack.com

I created two channels on my Slack team with a typo. I want to delete them but it seems there is no way?
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Disable a single (or small number of) emoji in Slack

How do we remove the middle finger emoji from Slack's symbol set for our team?
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Can a Slackbot create emoji?

The only emoji command I can find is https://api.slack.com/methods/emoji.list Is there a way to programatically create custom emoji? Or is the only way via manual process - https://get.slack.help/hc/...
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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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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 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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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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How do I disable join/leave messages in Slack?

Slack insists on telling me that foo: joined #best-chat-room-yay Is there a way to disable this?
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How can I clear the channel history in Slack?

How can I clear the channel history? The channel in question is a private channel created by me and is not (yet) archived.
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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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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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How do I invite all team members to a new Slack channel

Is it possible to invite all users (the entire team) to a new Slack channel? It seems there are limits to the number of people that can be invited at once.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Why does Slack limit the number of contacts in my sidebar's direct messages section?

Slack seems to limit the number of contacts shown in my sidebar's direct messages section to 10 or 11 contacts. If I start a direct message with somebody new, another conversation is removed from the ...
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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 remove Slack User Permanently

I can't find a solution on how to do that, but there is a deactivate account but I want to remove the account permanently. How can I do that?
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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 ...