Erik Kalkoken
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In Slack, is there a way to filter out search results from a specific channel?
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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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How to export Slack conversation thread without admin account
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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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Remove member from #general channel on Slack
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The #general channel is kind of special in Slack. While you don't have full control over this channel, there are a few things you can do if you don't want to use it the way its intended by Slack: ...

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Why can't I request both identity scopes and other scopes at the same time?
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Identity scopes are for the "Sign-in with Slack" OAuth process only. Their only purpose is to facilitate authentication of Slack users in a 3rd party web app. It's not meant for requesting API scopes ...

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Where can I see when was the last time a given Slack user logged in?
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To get the last time a user logged in, take a look at the API method team.accessLogs. It will give you the timestamp of the last login for every user (date_last). Note that this API method works for ...

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

To get the list of channels a user is member of is not something you can do with the standard Slack client, but its rather easy to achieve with the web API. Here is my answer on the same question from ...

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Print channel from Slack
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In order to store and print messages from a channel you use the export feature in the client or develop a script that uses the web API. The export feature works fine, however there are a few ...

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Per-Channel do-not-disturb on Slack?
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You can configure your notification settings per channel in Slack. Just go to the respective channel, click on the cog symbol and then on "Notification Preferences". There you can also mute the ...

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can a user see a list of private/locked channels on SLACK?
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No. A Slack user - including admins and owners - can only see non-public channels (e.g. private channels, direct messages channels, private group chat, etc.) they are of member of. It's one of ...

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Removing multiple members from Slack at once
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The response from Slack is technically correct, but incomplete. API method for deactivating users There actually is an API method to deactivate many users at once called: users.admin.setInactive ...

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Cannot find "delete channel" option in Slack
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To delete a channel: Open the channel Click on the cog icon to open "Channel Settings". Click on additional options Click on "Delete this channel" If you don't see that option you might lack the ...

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My profile on Slack for different teams -- am I able to create it only once and use for all teams?
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No. You Slack user and profile is always part of the individual Slack team / workspace. Slack does not support global users. As I understand that is part of Slack's security architecture, where it's ...

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Why am I not able to link private channels?
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Linking private channels like you can do with public channels is not supported in Slack. My guess is it has to do with the security architecture of Slack, where private channels are completely ...

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In Slack, we start a quoted paragraph with '>>>'. How do we end a quoted paragraph?
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No. There is no function to turn off quoting again after using >>>. If you just want to quote some part of a text you want to use > which will create a quote until the next line break ...

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Can an owner/admin on a free Slack view private channels?
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There is workaround though. If you have a Slack app that collects tokens from all you users, that app is able to access all private channels. Also see this post: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...

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Stop auto joining channels in Slack
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I believe this is a misunderstanding. There is no auto-join feature in Slack (expect for people joining a Slack for the first time). So whenever you get invited into a channel its because a user or an ...

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How To Delete a Private Channel
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You can not delete a private channel that you are not a member of and therefore can not see. And it does not matter what role you have. Its the same for admins and owners. If you are the owner of ...

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Deactivate Slack account without access to associated email address
2 votes

Users with the role owner in a Slack workspace can deactivate any account of another user. No matter if the email address still exists or not.

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Is there any way to "set yourself to away" in Slack automatically?
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2 votes

IFTTT works great, but its somewhat limited in its functionality towards Slack. If you want to automatically change your Slack presence you need to code your own Slack app and use the API. You can ...

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Limiting the tab asterisk in Slack
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You can mute a channel. Then you will no longer receive any notifications for that channel incl. the asterix for new messages. To mute a channel open it, click on the cog and then choose "Mute XXX".

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Search for users by timezone or country on Slack?
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Slack does not store the country of a user, but it stores the timezone. It's not a standard feature to list users by timezone, but there are a couple Slack Apps that do that nicely. Check out Team ...

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Can a Slackbot create emoji?
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Slack's official web API does not support the programmatic creation of emojis.

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Is there a way to know how many people viewed a particular message?
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No. To the best of my knowledge Slack does not store the number of views of a message. Even if you pull the internal information about a message from the API (e.g. with conversations.history) this ...

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Act as multiple users in Slack
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This is possible, but only by adding this functionality with a Slack app. Standard Slack functionality The standard Slack does not support different aliases for a user. So if you want to change your ...

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Can I add a file shared on Slack to Google Drive without downloading manually?
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1 votes

I am not aware of any existing Slack apps that automatically sends all files uploaded on Slack to a Google Drive. But you could easily create your own Slack app for that. The basic functional ...

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How to remove users on all channels in Slack
1 votes

As far as I know you can not do that from the UI, but you can certainly create an app that performs this task via the API. Slack has a sophisticated conversations API that allows to query and ...

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Is there a way to get a list of messages from a LIST of users in Slack?
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Slack has no "follow" feature, where you can mark users you want to follow and then see all their message in a filtered view. It would not be too hard to build a bot that does that though, so you ...

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Do messages sent to and by Slackbot in a DM count towards a free team's message limit?
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Yes, as far as I know every message counts in every channel, including message from Slackbot and including messages in DMs. If you need an official answer you may want to sent a mail to the Slack team ...

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Can Slack convert/substitute strings into another output?
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You will need a Slack app or at least an internal integration. Then just create a slash command, e.g. /foo, which will call your Slack app. Then in your Slack app you can just respond with a new ...

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Follow Slack user
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Slack does not have a build-in "follow" feature. If you need this feature I would advise to send a mail to the Slack team. They are very helpful and are open to add new features based on user input. ...

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