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 you want those people to get invited to
Press Intro/Enter key
Slack will ask you what to do with all those people "that are not in the channel yet". If you ...
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 channel and paste this script (below) into your Chrome/Firefox dev console and hit enter. Then wait for the script to run until it completes. It might take time as ...
Copy and paste the text below and change the word in the asterisks for your own needs:
It will not be rendered as bold text when you post your Slack message. Note: There are hidden characters either side of the asterisks which will prevent Slack from formatting your word(s) between the asterisks.
This is a variation of ...
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 easily come back to them later.
Any items you star are marked only for you. To mark something as
important for everyone on your team, try pinning the item ...
Open a direct message and STAR it to keep it showing on the sidebar. This is very useful because it does remove any duplicates that would show up in the direct messages part of the sidebar, so you still have plenty of space.
Go to https://TEAM.slack.com/account/workspace-settings
Or via the UI:
Go to your team's Slack webpage (i.e. https://TEAM.slack.com)
You can get there by tapping the dropdown arrow then choosing one of the links below your team's organization such as "Customize Slack."
In the left menu, possibly under the hamburger (depending on screen size) select "About ...
On the browser view, click on the drop down menu next to your team's name on Preferences. Then click on Messages and media on the left-hand side. Then, under the section Inline Media & Links you will find checkboxes for
Expand images and files uploaded to Slack
Expand links to images, video and audio from external sources
Even if it is an image ...
From Slack support:
Click your team name to open the Team Menu.
Select the Messages & Media tab.
Check out the Message Theme and Display Options settings.
You can adjust other message-related settings under Display Options:
Show times with 24-hour clock
Choose between 24-hour and 12-hour times (e.g. 16:12 or 4:12 PM).
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 result in
abc *def* ghi
This works for formatting only, not for Slack Emojis.
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 be bold*
That will be formatted normally but both asterisks will appear instead of making the text bold.
You can restrict who can post to the #general channel on your team settings, in http://my.slack.com/admin/settings#permissions
Available restrictive options are Team Owners and Admins or Team Owners only.
You can rename #general to something more appropriate like "#announcements".
Currently, you cannot restrict posting rights to other public channels ...
It seems it's on their todo list:
Threaded messages are on our to-do list! 📋
an update from 8th june:
It's been taking awhile but it'll happen 👌
another from january 2016:
we're working on it. No ETA though (other than probably not too soon).
and more recently from sept 2016:
Threading is in the works — bear with us if you can. Thanks! 🏓
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 character! This change has caused my original Solution below to break, now showing "unknown character" squares or in some cases whitespace breaks, where before it ...
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 possibilities:
Look at their screen to see if their Slack app is showing the unread message notification. This isn't perfect though. You'll know they read it if the ...
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 suggestions, or go to Preferences > Advanced > Other Options and untick the option to send these occasionally.
When you add people to a DM (Direct Message), a new conversation will start without the previous message history. (If you'd like to keep message history, you can move the group DM to a private channel instead.)
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 fact that Slack is really a webapp is your friend. Hit your browser back key combination (ex. Command-LeftArrow on a Mac).
Click on the arrow at the upper left of the screen.
Click Configure Integrations
Click on Github
Choose the channel you want news to be posted to
Select the repository and branch to get news from
Select the type of news you want
Click Save integration
There is not a single-key way to do this, but it is possible to start a thread using only the keyboard:
Hit Shift-F6 ("move focus to the previous section") to select the message. (Assuming that you have just sent that message. Otherwise you may need a different shortcut.)
Hit Tab four times to move the focus to "Start a thread".
There is only one way to achieve what you want: Use a bot to create messages using the Slack API. Here's a page with an example showing how to do exactly what you want.
But if you, the human, are typing using the Slack client, as others have said, there's no way to produce a string of text surrounded by asterisks. If you don't want other kinds of formatting ...
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 GitHub issue that claims you can't use xoxb tokens, only xoxs ones.)
name (what you want as the custom emoji's name, e.g. my-party-parrot)
image (the ...
Have you tried composing a "POST" that is editable by the group? Sounds like it solves the problem within Slack.
Compose a post
Sometimes sharing detailed information with your team takes more than a message. Posts are a way to share and collaborate on long-form content — like project plans, or documentation — directly in Slack.