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How do I invite all team members to a new Slack channel

Found a more straightforward solution. No script, no extensions: Type the /who command on a channel where you have the (most) people you want to add. Copy the output Paste it in the channel where ...
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59 votes

How to display 24-hour format time in Slack?

From Slack support: Click your team name to open the Team Menu. Choose Preferences. Select the Messages & Media tab. Check out the Message Theme and Display Options settings. You can adjust ...
53 votes

In Slack, is there a way to filter out search results from a specific channel?

The search feature allows you to exclude words from the result by putting a minus sign in front of a word. Examples: hot -potato will only return messages containing hot, but not potato. To ...
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50 votes

How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

For the current WYSIWYG editor, hit Ctrl+Z immediately after conversion happened. For example: abc *def* ghi will result in abc def ghi On the other hand, abc *def*<CTRL+Z> ghi will ...
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47 votes

How do I invite all team members to a new Slack channel

Since @Abram solution stopped working I played a little bit. This one works partially for me now, you might need to run it a couple times though His instructions: Just browse to the appropriate ...
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43 votes

What is the difference between starring and pinning in Slack?

According to slack: Stars are a way to mark an item in Slack as important. You can star channels or direct messages to move them to the top of your left sidebar, or star messages so you can ...
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41 votes

Why does Slack limit the number of contacts in my sidebar's direct messages section?

--Update. On desktop, you can STAR a message by right clicking the conversation and clicking "Star conversation". On mobile, open the conversation, and then tap the "View Details" ...
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40 votes

How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

Solution Copy and paste the text below and change the word in the asterisks for your own needs: *bold*­ It will not be rendered as bold text when you post your Slack message. Note: There are hidden ...
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39 votes

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

This seems to do the trick: from:me in:#random ... to list all messages I've posted in #random
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38 votes

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

Go to Or via the UI: Go to your team's Slack webpage (i.e. You can get there by tapping the dropdown arrow then choosing ...
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How to search in a single channel?

Found the answer in the Slack docs. The solution is to add the text in:someChannel or in:someUser to your search query.
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25 votes

Is it possible to view the "read status" of a message in Slack?

Unfortunately there is no read receipt feature, although it is on their dev backlog according to this Tweet thread. There isn't much you can do outside of asking if they saw it. Some other ...
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How can I view most recent Slack activity?

To view all posting in chronological order, you can do a search for something like on:today and sort the results by Most recent. If you want to get back to a previous channel you were viewing, the ...
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How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

I just tested and a single back-tick will escape upcoming formatting characters for the rest of the message. `*I don't want this to be bold*` That will be formatted as code `*I don't want this to ...
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How to restrict who can post on a channel in Slack?

You can restrict who can post to the #general channel on your team settings, in Available restrictive options are Team Owners and Admins or Team Owners ...
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How to remove Slack User Permanently

On Year 2017 This answer is provided by Slack itself, Admins or even Owner can't delete the users permanently because of this reason: Update: 2022 According to Slack, the profile information of the ...
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17 votes

I mistakenly closed a direct message window on Slack, and I don't know with whom it was. How can I re-open it?

Click on "Direct Messages" to bring up a list of recent conversations:
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How to silence Slack's default slackbot?

It looks like you can't disable Slackbot for all channels, according to Slack support. But you can at least disable the channel suggestions by selecting the option of "No, Turn Them Off" under these ...
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Slack - How to add a person to a group chat including the chat's history? (mirror): When you add people to a DM (Direct Message), a new conversation will start without the previous message ...
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15 votes

How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

UPDATE!: (2017-12-07) It seems Google has updated the Chrome web browser controls (and possibly others) to show placeholders for many common ASCII control characters, INCLUDING the Vertical Tab ...
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How to export Slack conversation thread without admin account

You can also use this project to export your slack conversations without having an admin account or having to add a Slack application. The latest version can understand slack URL links (i.e. Copy Link ...
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In Slack, how to find conversations (threads) that involve two specific persons

Looks like they've added a feature to search using "with" so you can search for "with:@personA with:@personB". See for ...
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How do I invite all team members to a new Slack channel

If there are more than 100 members to be invited. Use Channel Tools app. Channel Tools helps you bulk invite all members from one Slack channel to another If you have been wondering how to invite all ...
Jai Pandya's user avatar
11 votes

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

According to @SlackHQ (the official Slack twitter account), "owners can only see the private channels that they are a member of".
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11 votes

How do I remove a preview from a post in slack when editing?

Using your own example from YouTube, when you hover over the image there is a little cross on the left side of the thumbnail. Click there. This creates a dialogue, click on remove Once the preview ...
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11 votes

How to export Slack conversation thread without admin account

Here is a command line tool called slackchannel2pdf that can export any Slack channel to a PDF file (text only). You do not need an admin account, but you need a Slack token with some permissions (...
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10 votes

I mistakenly closed a direct message window on Slack, and I don't know with whom it was. How can I re-open it?

Easiest solution is to search for To:@yourname Then all the recent messages to you are displayed in time order.
Dave Olson's user avatar
9 votes

Can a Slackbot create emoji?

There's an undocumented API endpoint for this: emoji.add (and its little buddy emoji.remove). emoji.add POST parameters token (either in POST body or Authorization: Bearer header) (There's an open ...
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