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Slack sign in with multiple Google accounts

How can I sign in to two different slack.com sessions (foo.slack.com, bar.slack.com) using two different Google accounts? Once I'm signed in to one, when I attempt to sign in to another, it tries to ...
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How to restrict who can post on a channel in Slack?

I want to have a special channel primarily to post company's announcement in my Slack team, and I don't want anybody, except me and a select few people, to post in that channel, to not distract the ...
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Is it possible to share a sequence of messages in Slack?

When I move cursor over a message it is highlighted with light grey and a share button (along with some others) appears, but it seems to allow to share only a single message. Is it possible to share ...
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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 contact a Slack team administrator if I'm not part of the team? [duplicate]

I wanted to register a Slack team, but the most obvious team name for my purpose is already taken and I can not imagine who in their right mind, apart from me, would want to use that name. So I ...
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Slack conversation permanently attached to a Trello link when hit Attach Conversation

We are using Slack & Trello to manage a project which has it's own Slack channel. In Trello we have a board that contains Lists for each of the stages in our process. We create a card for one ...
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Reenable unfurling (expanding) of media and attachments in Slack

In Slack (at least in their Mac app)1, you can click on the x button on the left side of an inline media (unfurled attachment) and close it. When you do so, Slack shows a dialog and asks you if "...
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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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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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How to silence Slack's default slackbot?

I'm using Slack with Ubuntu Linux 16.04. While I enjoy working with Slack, there is this annoying Slackbot, which keeps repeating the same messages all the time (for example: 'User is in Do not ...
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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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Per-Channel do-not-disturb on Slack?

It appears that Slack's do-not-disturb feature is on a team-by-team basis. I would prefer to disable this for certain channels though. Is there a way to do this?
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Permanently attach a Trello card to a Slack channel

We are using Slack & Trello to manage projects. Each project gets it's own Slack channel. In Trello we have a board that contains Lists for each of the stages in our process. We create a card for ...
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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 do I re-enable link previews in Slack?

At some point I disabled website link previews from YouTube in our Slack team. But this was a huge mistake, we need them back. How do I re-enable link previews for a specific website that was disabled,...
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How do I clear the screen without deleting channel history?

Channel history is useful, but despite slack's new message notification system, I find myself unnecessarily scanning old parts of a conversation frequently, and would like to hide it from the screen. ...
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Set default team timezone in Slack

People are signing into our newly created Slack team with the timezone UTC-7 but we are in UTC+10. I can find where people can manually change their timezone but I am trying to work out how I can ...
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Why am I not able to link private channels?

Let's say we are in a private conversation and we have a public channel (#public) and a private channel (#private). If I type in Hey, this is a #public channel. the "#public" is linked to the ...
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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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Limit slackbot response to a channel?

I know how to program a slackbot response when anyone mentions certain words in a comment. Is it possible to limit this to certain channels? https://get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/202026038-...
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Act as multiple users in Slack

Not sure if this is possible, but I'd like to be able to post in slack as multiple different aliases. (I'm running a play-by-post on slack, and would like to have a "user" for each significant NPC) ...
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Is it possible to view the “read status” of a message in Slack?

Sometimes I want to know if a specific person has seen a message yet without having to Direct Message them. Is it possible to see read-status in Slack? How?
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Collaborative list or document in Slack

My team is new to Slack. A common use case we are finding is "Let's make a list of X that we can all contribute to". Currently we share a Google Doc for every list/collaborative document, but this ...
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My profile on Slack for different teams — am I able to create it only once and use for all teams?

I wonder, can't I create the main Slack profile as a developer without creating a team which can later be shared to any team I'll be invited to? I want this because each time a new team sends me an ...
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See what bots are active on a Slack instance

My company is using Slack enterprise. I can see that there are a few bots running (installed?), like "/todo". How can I see all of the bots that are being used?
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Print channel from Slack

When using Slack, how can I print all of the messages that were said in a channel for my records?
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Reading Slack updates across multiple channels

If I'm subscribed to 30 Slack channels and five of them have unread messages, does Slack have a feature where there's one place I can quickly read all unread posts without having to hunt for channels ...
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Can't post messages in Slack mobile website

I log into Slack from my mobile phone web browser (Chrome 48 on Android 5.1), and I see: Hey there ! Account settings Notification settings Team directory Customize settings Statistics ...
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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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Is there a way to have a Slack overlay in Google Sheets?

Google Sheets lets you chat with other people actively using the sheet, but it has no history and overall feels like the simplest thing that could work. Slack, by contrast, seems like everything you ...
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Notify Trello action to different Slack channels

I enabled the Trello integration in Slack and I was able to create notifications that goes in a newly created #trello channel in Slack. But this channel receives the notification of actions performed ...
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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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Global feed for Slack team including all channels and private messages?

Is there a feed in Slack that lists everything that happened in the Slack team in chronological order? (including messages in the channel and private messages) Here is why I need it: I get a ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I post a value from Google Spreadsheets to Slack twice a day at preset times?

I have a Google spreadsheet that I constantly update and I'd like to set certain times of the day, say 8am and 4pm, to automatically read the value in certain cells and post them to a channel on Slack?...
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Is there any way to filter messages in Slack?

We're getting going with Slack and have reached the point where having all our productivity shouted back at us from Jira/GitHub/Jenkins is drowning out conversation. And even the conversation gets in ...
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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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Send an email if someone posts a message into a Slack channel

We are using Slack as a team. However, there are also parties that are not part of our team but can participate via a mailing list. I want to set up a channel in Slack, say #mailinglist. Whenever ...
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How to remove a bot integration from Slack?

I want to completely remove a bot I created on Slack. I can disable it but not completely remove it. Any ideas?
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Can I star a single attachment in Slack?

Sometimes I get slack messages (most often from webhooks or bots) that contain several attachments in a single message. Is there a way I can star only one of such attachments without staring the ...
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Permanently disable previews in Slack

How can I disable image and video previews in Slack? I've found the /collapse command, but that only seems to collapse existing media in the current channel. What I want is for future ones not to ...
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Limiting the tab asterisk in Slack

I use Slack in my browser. Whenever anyone in any of the channels I have types a message (to me or in general), the asterisk is added. Is there a way to limit the asterisk appearing for messages ...
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Update message submitted via incoming webhook in slack.com API [closed]

I was hoping to update the message body posted via incoming webhook to the Slack API for my org. I was looking at the API doc for incoming-webhooks and it shows how to post, but at time of writing, ...
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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 do I permanently remove an application from Google Hangouts?

Our team was trying out Slack for a month and I added the Slack app to Google Hangouts, apparently. Now when I enter a hangout I see this sidebar: Since I stopped using Slack, I've tried removing ...
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Does Slack have threaded chat or “respond to x” functionality?

We just started experimenting with Slack on my team. It's an awesome product, packed with third-party integrations and user-friendly features. But one that it doesn't have: threaded comments. I'm ...