Questions tagged [slack]

Use for questions about the Slacks's web version accessible from a browser. Questions about the installable versions are off-topic on this site.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to remove users on all channels in Slack

I want to remove all the access of a Slack user on all of the channels he/she has access, like private channels. Because even if you are admin I can't find any way to remove him if we are not in the ...
7
votes
4answers
10k views

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:
2
votes
3answers
1k views

I mistakenly closed a direct message window on Slack. How can I re-open it?

I mistakenly closed a direct message window on Slack. How can I re-open it? I clicked here:
21
votes
1answer
10k views

How can I view all the messages I posted in a Slack channel?

How can I view all the messages I posted in a Slack channel?
4
votes
1answer
6k views

I can't delete a channel I created on Slack [duplicate]

I followed the instructions for deleting a channel by clicking on the gear icon and going to Additional Options ... but I only get 2 options: Rename this channel Set the channel purpose I want to ...
5
votes
2answers
688 views

How can I get notified when a certain Slack users posts in any public channel?

I want to know when my CEO posts in a public Slack channel. How can I be notified when a specific user posts in any public slack channel I have access to?
1
vote
1answer
793 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
381 views

Deactivate Slack account without access to associated email address

If someone has an old Slack account with an email address they no longer have access to, how can they deactivate that account?
4
votes
3answers
9k views

Remove member from #general channel on Slack

I tried but there seems to be no way I can remove a member from general channel on Slack, nor can the member himself quit. Any way around there? It's okay if I can delete the channel altogether.
1
vote
2answers
54 views

Is there a way to get a list of messages from a LIST of users in Slack?

I am super tired of typing each user separately in the search box and do this every day. Better to have a daily digest of these users send to my email box.
2
votes
1answer
561 views

Do messages sent to and by Slackbot in a DM count towards a free team's message limit?

If users use slackbot heavily, but only in DMs, will this use up the 10,000 message limit for a free team?
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Mails to Slack Channel by Subject

We're using the official Email app for Slack to forward mails to a Slack channel which works pretty fine. But as we received multiple type of mails to one mail adress, we like to post those mails to ...
15
votes
1answer
14k views

How do I list all channels a user in a Slack workspace is currently in?

Is there a way (via client or API) to list all the channels a given user is currently in? I do not see a way to view this information on their profile page in the desktop Slack client. Alternatively,...
3
votes
1answer
797 views

Bitmoji for Slack says I don't have an avatar, but I do

I set up Bitmoji in Slack, and I'm able to send Bitmoji with just my avatar with /bitmoji command commands. I can also send Bitmojis with someone else via /bitmoji @someone command. But if someone ...
1
vote
1answer
745 views

How do I notify a Slack group about a Google Calendar event the day before it happens?

I want to send a notify to a Slack group for events a day before. There is a IFTTT recipe for Google calendar to Slack, but this recipe notifies maximum 45 minutes before the event. https://ifttt....
0
votes
1answer
340 views

Search for users by timezone or country on Slack?

For example if I wanted to see all users who were in Australia, could I search for them by either a timezone or country?
1
vote
1answer
4k views

How do you add a link to slack bot button?

I've created a slack bot, and it sends messages to a channel. I've added a button, and what I'd like to accomplish is having the button redirect the user to an external website. Is this possible? ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

How to check who owns the Slack's workspace?

I'd like to check who owns (or at least some kind of public profile page) some workspace based on its subdomain (e.g. xyz.slack.com). Is it possible?
2
votes
1answer
410 views

Follow Slack user

Is there any way to "follow" a user on Slack? That is, be notified whenever this user posts something publicly? I did not find anything here, in the Slack docs, and https://productivityist.com/7-...
1
vote
1answer
225 views

How to connect GitHub to multiple channels on Slack?

I want to connect each repository on GitHub to publish notifications on its respective channel on Slack. For example: github:repoA >> slack:channelA github:repoB >> slack:channelB Is it ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Is there any way to “set yourself to away” in Slack automatically?

I already checked this link and try IFTTT and Zapier, but they only let me post messages to the channels. What I want to do is perform the same action that the comand /away does at a given hour, and ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

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).
9
votes
1answer
9k views

Slack states that we haven't any space left but still uploads files

We are on the free plan of Slack. This means, that we've 5 GB of space for files. Workspaces on Slack’s Free plan have a total of 5GB of file storage to share. If you’ve reached the limit, files ...
12
votes
3answers
23k views

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?
10
votes
2answers
5k views

Removing multiple members from Slack at once

I use Slack to communicate with my university students. Every semester, the students in my subject change (assuming they all pass). I used Slack last semester but now I have many students which should ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Can Slack convert/substitute strings into another output?

I feel like I've researched this to death, but I'm sure it must be possible (certainly considering the scope of Slack's customisation). The general concept would be to allow a user to type in a ...
12
votes
1answer
8k views

Can you alias a user to a temporary @-mention?

I want to create an alias for our rotating on-call team member. I would like the @oncall mention to refer to whomever's on-call every week. Is there an easy way to do that?
2
votes
1answer
3k views

How do I invite a team member to all channels in Slack?

I read the post here to invite all team members to a channel. On the reverse side, I now need to invite a single team member to all my Slack channels. Does anyone knows how I can do this?
3
votes
0answers
445 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
396 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
538 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
34k views

Can an owner/admin on a free Slack view private channels?

On a free Slack, can an owner/admin view private channels?
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How can I stop Slack bot from asking to link Google Drive?

Slack bot keeps asking to link my Google Drive account. I couldn’t find that file in Google Drive. Do I have the correct Google Drive account information for you here? But I do not want to ever link ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
11k views

Move #general to another channel

I've set up a slack organization for a small team. In the beginning we had only a single project we were working on, so we just used the #general channel for the primary communication. Now the team ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Turn off smooth scrolling in Slack

In Slack, when I'm browsing a channel, if I press PageUp/PageDown, the channel content scrolls smoothly, i.e. the content moves one screen line at a time and it takes about one second to perform the ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How do I rename a bot in Slack

I've added Trello to my Slack team but for some reason it's called "trello2", which is harmless, yet annoying. How do I rename a Slack bot?
1
vote
1answer
60 views

How to create a private group chat in slack via keyboard shortcuts?

I can jump to a conversation via ctrl + k and typing the contact's name. Yet how do I create a private group channel via keyboard shortcut only? Currently, I have to use the mouse, go to the left ...
27
votes
1answer
20k views

What is the difference between starring and pinning in Slack?

What is the difference between pinning a message and starring a message (other than how the UI makes the appropriate buttons available)?
19
votes
1answer
8k views

How to display 24-hour format time in Slack?

On https://slack.com/, how do I display message timestamps in 24-hour format instead of AM/PM?
26
votes
3answers
28k views

How to search in a single channel?

When I use the search box built into Slack, I'm presented with a choice of what channels to include in the search, but the most limited choice I can make there is "Include: only messages from channels ...
4
votes
0answers
54 views

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 ...
26
votes
1answer
28k views

How do I find out who is a Slack Team Administrator?

When I try to invite a team member on Slack to a channel, I see the following message: Multi-channel guests may not appear below. Ask a Team Administrator to invite them. How do I find out who is ...
1
vote
0answers
499 views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
14k views

Delete or make a private Slack channel public

I declared by mistake a channel as private on Slack (actually because I didn't realize at first that public meant public to the team only). Now I can't seem to be able to delete it, although I ...
2
votes
1answer
8k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
232 views

How can I add cards using trello-bot in Slack?

I just looked up about the commands and couldn't find any commands for what I want.
2
votes
0answers
195 views

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 ...