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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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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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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Click to mention @name

I am using Slack on a Mac but I think the web version is the same. I am tired of typing @name each time. Is there a way in Slack, like there is in HipChat, to click on a channel member's name so it's ...
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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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Copy several Slack chat messages without timestamps or users

If I try copying and pasting several Slack chat messages, I usually end up with lots of extra lines that are empty, or have a timestamp, or have a username and a timestamp. Is there any way to just ...
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Permanently expand Slack messages

I am receiving messages on Slack from Jenkins via the Slack Plugin. I noticed that the message body is collapsed when it gets to a certain length as shown in the screenshot. I would like to expand ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to customize the appearance (or not) of Slack blue dot on the system tray

I recently started using Slack and I'm trying to customize it to have some sort of "visual clue" when something is written in a particular channel/channels. For Slack, this will be something like the ...
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Un-add users imported from a previous team

We just created a Slack team and one of the other admins accidentally imported all the records from another account while selecting the "add and invite user" option for the old users. This imported a ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Pasting a URL goes to the beginning of the sentence in Slack

This is one damn annoying 'feature' (bug). Whenever I paste a URL into Slack, it places the URL at the beginning of the sentence. Example: https://www.google.com/hey bro, you should check out this ...
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How can I move cards using Trello App for Slack?

I am struggling to find the way to move a Trello card using the Trello App for Slack. In the page From The Trello App for Slack → /trello commands I can find multiple commands, but not the one to ...
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How can I add Imgur category to Feedly or Slack RSS?

I'm trying to fetch the latest images/GIFs from an Imgur category Science_and_Tech but no luck thus far. The endpoint I'm trying is: https://api.imgur.com/3/gallery/Science_and_Tech.rss but when I ...
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Can I get notifications of immediate replies when not subscribed to a channel?

I belong to several channels & teams on slack. Sometimes I make a comment on a channel that I'm not subscribed but nobody answers immediately. I go back a few hours later and find someone ...
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Bot/command to display the contents of a Trello list?

I have a Trello board with a list named TODO. I'd like to have the contents of my TODO list sent to me every morning through Slack - either automatically or by running a command, which I could then ...
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Set language of browser for link expansion in Slack

If I type in http://lang-8.com/ into a Slack chat room on the web version, it comes up with Japanese language text, presumably because that's the default for that web site: http://lang-8.com/ ...
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Integrate GitHub branches beginning with string in a Slack channel

Is it possible to create a GitHub integration for a Slack channel where it only posts changes on branches beginning with "some-string-*"?
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In Slack, how do I find out how many messages per month per channel?

I'm the Slack admin. I want to replace a home-grown Slack integration with Zapier. But to know which Zapier tier to buy, I need to know historically how many messages were posted to a given Slack ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...