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Slack is a free, cross-platform team collaboration tool. Slack's features include real-time messaging, archiving, search, channels for team conversations, private groups, and file sharing. Slack also provides a web version accessible from a web browser. Questions about the Slack web application are off topic and should be asked on webapps.stackexchange.com.

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Slack no longer shows red dot when someone sent me message

I recently had to get a new computer (mac - not M1) and I installed slack, it used to be when someone had messaged me in slack that I would see a red dot on the icon down in the task bar but now I don'...
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Is there a way to export Slack conversation history?

A colleague has announced they are leaving the company in 2 weeks. A few weeks ago, another colleague left the company, and his Slack account immediately disappeared, and I could no longer see any of ...
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Is there a way to “rate limit” message notifications in slack?

By default slack sends a message when the user presses the enter key (this can be changed to send on Ctrl-Enter, but most people don't). So when someone is sending me something that they break into ...
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What does it mean Slack is active green dot but with a Z, and how to change it?

I am using the Slack app, and after I touched the computer (a Mac) today, the status changed to a green dot, meaning active, but with a "Z". What does it mean a green dot with a Z, as it ...
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How I get rid of exclamation mark near thread at slack? I cannot find the unsent message

I get exclamation mark near thread. The point is unsent message but I cannot find it. When I hover on exclamation mark I can get snippet of the unsent message, but when I search for it, I cannot find ...
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throttling bandwidth for a specific app

I only use slack in linux for chats and messages, not for calls. Yet, I see it eating my network bandwidth to a crazy level for past few days. It may be having something in the background or maybe it'...
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Slack: How to set custom shortcodes for emojis (short_name shortcodes)

How do I set custom shortcodes for emojis that ship with Slack? First, shortcodes (defined as short_name in the source repo) are what a user types that translates into an emoji. For example, the ...
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Slack - Add Custom Channel Group

I've joined an organization that uses Slack. As such, there are a lot of pre-existing channels. I'm currently learning how to use it properly. I would like to add a customization to a channel, but I ...
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Electron apps hang on Mnajaro during unrelated NPM install

When I run npm i in some project, this will sometimes cause Slack or VS Code to hang until the install is complete. Note that the install is in no way related to these apps. It seems king of crazy, ...
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Browser based slack insists that I am logged in?

I have an odd problem with Slack - this is on Debian 10, using Firefox 86.0: I have used the slack desktop client for a couple of years, but recently I upgraded to the latest version and did some ...
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“/call is not a valid command” despite it being suggested on slack help centre

This is what Slack suggests to diagnose issues with calls: Type /call --test into the search field at the top of the menu. I followed the instructions, clicked the lightning icon and then the "...
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How to migrate customer skype to microsoft teams?

I want to migrate customer skype accounts to teams. I want import contacts and messages. Google give answers for Skype for business but I dont find way to import messages. If it possible to copy data ...
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Mute all Slack channels except for some

I have a Slack workspace with almost 200 channels. I don't care for the vast majority of them but there are a few very important ones that I need to always be following. Currently, I see that I can ...
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Slack reminder - 1st Friday of every month

Please can someone advise if I am able to set a reminder for the first Friday of every month in Slack without having to add a date so for example:- /remind #channel It's time for another Monthly Board ...
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Can I use an asterisk to make a bullet point in a Slack message?

tl;dr Can I use Markdown's asterisk symbol (*) to make a bullet point list in Slack? Slack's documentation says that yes. But it is the only source where I found this. And this simply isn't working in ...
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Multiple Slack Account

Is it possible to run more than one slack account on the desktop app? I mean, I am currently working for different clients but in one I am using an email account they provided and, with the rest, I am ...
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How do I set the third Monday of the month in Slack reminders?

I want to remand a recurring task. I want to use Slack to do this. Is there any way to set a reminder for the third Monday of the month in Slack?
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Slack Desktop app does not log in after browser code entered

Slack slack-standalone-4.12.0.0.msi . When you open the Slack Desktop app, it shows you a green "Login" button. When you press that button, Slack opens the default web browser and takes you ...
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Remote controlled screenshare

I search for an extension to Slack that both can share my screen and let a user control my desktop with a mouse or keyboard. So far I only found screen sharing applications
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How to kill an application in one go when there are multiple instances

At the moment, Slack has hung for me. Some times it's Chrome, sometimes another app. Right clicking the icon in the task bar and choosing close does not close the application I want to kill it in Task ...
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What would my slack status show when minimized to system tray/notification area?

What would my slack status show as when it is minimized to my Windows system tray? I have the option Leave app running in notification area when the window is closed selected. So when I close the ...
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Code Snippet creation is not available in lightning menu

In slack desktop app for mac (version 4.11.2 3768d69-s@1605843152), I can't find the way to create code snippet with syntax highlighting. It used to be accessible from lightning menu from message box, ...
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Slash key brings up a menu in Slack

I have some apps installed on my Slack (Windows desktop v4.10.3, 64 bit). It used to be that I could type the "/" key followed by whatever command, and the app would read the command and do ...
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My Slack app redirects to the browser. How can I prevent this?

I'm using: Mac OS Catalina: 10.15.5 Slack: 4.8.0 I've previously used the slack desktop app to work with a client and had no problems with it. I've now set up a new instance of slack for a new ...
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When we use Slack, and a message is entered in a channel, can it show a “1” like a personal message?

Usually when there is a person to person message (or even a multiple people message), Slack would show a "1", so if we stepped away, or if the message happened at 11pm and we were not at our ...
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Hide/Collapse animated gif images in Microsoft Teams?

When my coworkers post gifs in the team chat, I roll on the floor laughing. I then usually "collapse" the gif so that it doesn't continue repeating forever in the background while I'm trying ...
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Is there a way to set a system-wide shortcut to search Slack?

On my Mac, using two screens, I usually have slack open on one screen and everything else on the other. It's a pain to know which app I have focused and very often CMD + K when I'm not in Slack. I'd ...
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Can't format links in Slack?

According to the Link section of the Slack Formatting guide, you can create a link (just like the one in this sentence) by hitting ⌘ + Shift + U or even just ⌘ + V to paste a URL "into" some ...
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How to open downloaded file location in Slack?

Colleague sent me a file and I need to place that file to a particular location. After downloading the file, I clicked on "View all downloads" in the notification. But the view that popped up does ...
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How to send a periodic reminder on Slack that includes a name picked up from a list?

I am looking for a way on Slack where I can send a message every other week with a name picked up from a list. For example, Message template is: This week on duty is: Param is picked from a circular ...
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What can be done to let Slack not show me as “away”?

While working from home, I was listening to the company's earning conference on the work computer, but the speaker was losing audio every few minutes, so I switch to using my own computer. After the ...
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Slack (or Windows) not saving my link settings when I click the “always open links from ciscotel” checkbox

I am testing out a new Jabber / Slack integration to make Jabber calls directly through Slack. Every time I click the call button I'm prompted with the following popup: No matter how many times I ...
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Slack freezes on incoming message

I have to kill the PID or wait a long time before I can use it again. The following comes up on webapp-console.log as soon as Slack freezes: error: [DESKTOP] 'desktop.notice.shouldPlaySound' is ...
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How to enable the MacOS badge icon for Slack direct messages?

When I receive a direct message on Slack, I currently receive a sound notification. The the badge icon in the MacOS dock doesn't show a number though. How can I make Slack show the number of unread ...
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recommendations for deploying a slack/bolt app to the cloud? [closed]

I've been trying to deploy my slack/bolt app, which works fine on Glitch, to AWS Lambda. Since we already use AWS, it seemed an obvious choice from the list provided on Slack.com. I was able to get a ...
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How do I hide the slack video pop up?

While using slack's video chat if I focus on a different window a window pops up on my screen showing the same video chat. How do I disable the pop up window?
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Is it possible in Slack to move a message to a thread?

Slack has threaded messages to avoid clutter. Unfortunately, not everyone is disciplined enough to start a thread when they answer a message. When that happens, is it possible to either: Move a ...
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How to type a (double) quote in Slack for Windows

In most (if not all) Windows apps if I type a (double) quote it does not immediately appear and waits for the next character. If a vowel, it will turn into a diacritic like ü or é, if a space (or ...
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Outlook Calendar and Slack integration

I'm using Slack and Outlook Calendar. The problem I have is, the messages (calendar reminders) that appear in Slack do not match my calendar any more. It's as if Outlook Slack App must cache the ...
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Slack for Windows - Something's not working

I recently installed some updates on my Windows 10 machine. After rebooting and trying to launch Slack, I get this error: I can open the slack web app just fine, but the desktop app consistently ...
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Chrome wont open links from Slack or Terminal on MacOS Mojave

When I click on links in Slack or run terminal commands like Jupyter Notebook, which previously have prompted Chrome to open a link, no link opens in Chrome. macOS Mojave Chrome 78.0.3904.108
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Is there a way to start the Slack app with a maximised window but still run in the background?

I want to have the Slack desktop application run at startup in the background as it normally does with the Launch app on login settings. However this always results in a small sized window when I open ...
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Nested bulleted list in Slack

Is there a way to do nested bulleted lists with the new Slack markdown / formatting tools? E.g. I tried this * something * nested something * something else but it doesn't render it as ...
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No valid OpenPGP data found when trying to verify signature of .deb package with debsig-verify

Context I want to verify the signature of the last version of the slack .deb package (slack-desktop-4.1.2-amd64.deb), which I downloaded from https://slack.com/intl/en-es/downloads/linux. I am ...
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How can I share a particular Google Drive folder with my Slack channels to be able to search in the documents from it?

There is a Google Drive integration with Slack, but: in order to search you have to upload all your documents from Drive to Slack you have to provide full access to your Google Drive documents and it ...
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Slack Popups have started containing escape sequences

My Windows 'pop-ups' when I receive a slack message have started (maybe in the last few days / weeks?) to have escape characters in them. e.g. ' When I view the message in Slack (web, or ...
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How to make Slack work with new Brazilian daylight savings time information?

Since Brazilian daylight savings time rules changed, in places in Brazil where it was used, Slack Desktop in Windows or Mac is showing the wrong time (advanced 1 hour). When I change slack timezone ...
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Remove “Add people” bar in slack

Does anyone know how I can remove this huge bar suggesting me to add people to my workspace? This is so annoying and it takes half of the screen!!! This is a workspace I only have for myself, so I ...
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Slack multi-level bullet point or numbered list

I've seen the thread on single bullet points here but can't seem to find a way to add a 2nd or any additional levels (i.e. automatic indentation). Is this not a feature? I've tried the standard TAB ...
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Slack's notifications not working in full screen mode in Window 10

I am running Window 10 (1903) tried going to: Notifications > Send notifications for: > All activity And then: Pressed: Win + R Typed: slack://notReallyWindows10 Hit: Enter But when I run a ...