Slack uses emojis as an easy way to react to a message. Think of them as a more expressive version of a Facebook Like or a +1 on Google+. By …
A common misconception about Slack is that it serves as a replacement for Google Hangouts. Although they have some overlapping feature sets, they still have distinctly different use cases and can be used in tandem.
Messages in Slack sometimes feel like they disappear as quickly as they appear. When you are sending something that deserves a bit more staying power, your best option is to …
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how much does information can be conveyed with a gif? Gifs have become a staple of online communication and are often used to express emotions or feelings in ways a textual message can not.
Whether it is a press release or a detailed guide, some things can’t be contained to the formatting of a single Slack message. What many people do not realize is Slack has its own built in word processor for creating long form posts and embedding them into messages.
If you are new to Slack, a channel is like a mix with between a mailing list and a chat room. Usually each channel will have a specific topic, such as “Video Games” or “Marketing Projects”. Channels ensure all Slack conversations can remain focused. Deciding on a topic is the hard part, creating a new channel in Slack is easy.
Since I have started using Slack, I see way higher message traffic than I ever did in my email inbox. The constant notifications can be stressful when I am trying to focus on something else. But did you know that you can set Slack to “Do not Disturb” mode, and not receive any desktop or mobile notifications?
Are you finding that a particular Slack Channel that was once fun and interesting is now a distraction? Whether it is getting filled with irreverent side talk and jokes or if it is just not a topic that still pertains to your job function, it may be time to bow out.
With great power comes great responsibility. I think that saying certainly applies to this tip for Slack Admins. One such great power is the ability to kick disruptive users out …
Although team members should be free to join whichever Slack channels are appropriate for their role and interests, it is a good idea to set a few defaults. Default Slack channels are channels that every team member is automatically a member of as soon as they create an account.