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Automate creation of a custom Doodle poll in Slack

I am managing a Slack community in which I pair people up (that is, create a three-person group chat with myself and the two people paired) when they join, and have them set up a 15 minutes call to ...
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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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Can I change emoji presentation in Slack?

The design guidelines for Unicode emoji offer considerable latitude in their presentation, but the presentation provided by Slack is gaudy and distracting and not suitable for communications in my ...
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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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Slack: copying message markdown source

I'm looking for a way to copy the source[1] text of a message, i.e. the text (source/input) used when the message (eg written by someone else) was composed. What's a good solution to do so? [1]: If ...
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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

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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How can I view the list of all users I have exchanged at least one direct message in Slack?

How can I view the list of all users I have exchanged at least one direct message in Slack?
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How to show (and edit) last Slash Command in Slack

Using a Slack Slash Command obviously shows the output of the command as a response. Unfortunately, the command entered isn't shown, so you need to guess (or retrieve from your own memory) what the ...
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How can I configure a message I sent on Slack to be editable by anyone in the Slack workspace?

How can I configure a message I sent on Slack to be editable by anyone in the Slack workspace? (like a wiki answer on Stack Exchange)
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Where can I see who added a Slack user to a Slack workspace?

Where can I see who added a Slack user to a Slack workspace in Slack Enterprise Grid?
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How can I view whether a Slack channel is only accessible by the members of a specific workspace or all the organization?

How can I view whether a public Slack channel is accessible (i.e., can be joined by) by the members of only the current workspace, just a few workspaces or all the workspaces of the organization in ...
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Integration of Pivotal Tracker with Slack: How can I get any tracker story changes into a slack channel?

The official integration, doesn't offer such a feature. Tried the same with Zapier, but the triggering events we'd need are not available. Any other ways to achieve this?
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How can I automatically resend a Slack message every X days in a public channel if it hasn't gotten any reply?

How can I automatically resend a Slack message every X days in a public channel if it hasn't gotten any reply?
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With a dialogflow chabot, are “actions on Google” available in Slack?

I did a bot that does a quiz. So far if I'm able to try talking to it through Dialogflow interface: I need to click on "actions on Google". But I am not able to do retrieve the same answers in Slack....
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Slack - add all members when creating channel. Number of users limit?

I'm admin on two Slack workspaces. When creating a channel on the first (3 members), it looks like this (after choosing name and description): When I create a channel in the second workspace (14 ...
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How to enable the MacOS badge icon for Slack direct messages?

When I receive a direct message on Slack, I currently receive a sound notification. The the badge icon in the MacOS dock doesn't show a number though. How can I make Slack show the number of unread ...
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Slack keyboard shortcut to toggle active / away

I am looking for the keyboard shortcut in Slack macOS app to toggle active and away. I could not find it here, for example: Slack keyboard shortcuts: https://slack.com/help/articles/201374536-Slack-...
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Is it possible to watch TikTok directly in Slack the way you can watch YouTube videos?

Slack has a nice integration so you can watch YouTube videos right from the desktop app. They have a similar function for Twitter. Is it possible to setup something like this for TikTok?
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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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