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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to link a Google Calendar even in Slack?

I see how to create calendar events in Slack using the Google Calendar Slack App, but I don't see how to link to an existing event in a Slack message. Is there a way to do this, or perhaps a third ...
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Slack's web version shows workspace switching sidebar, but only on Chromebooks?

When accessing Slack's web version (not the desktop app) on a Chromebook, there seems to be a feature where the workspace switcher sidebar appears on the left: This only appears to happen when ...
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How do I enable Google Drive in Slack for my company's members?

Slack's instructions for integrating Google Drive say: The Google Drive integration is built in for your workspace, but it must be configured for each individual member who wants to import Google ...
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Change link unfurling image used by Notion

Whenever you post a link to Notion into Slack etc, the image that unfurls is always this: Is it possible to change the image used in Notion for link unfurling? Ideally it would either be the image ...
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Why is @channel disabled in Slack threads?

When using Slack I frequently run to the situation when something important comes up in the thread and I need to notify everyone on the channel about that. But this dialog appears – Disabled in ...
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How to delete an entire Slack conversation between two people

I'm a member of two work Slack channels. An old Slack channel from a few years is now being re-used. When last in use there were a lot of difficulties between myself and another colleague, and to my ...
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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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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 ...