How to Use Slack in Shift

Slack allows you and your team to collaborate more easily through an organized messaging system. On Slack, users can:

  • Create channels based on conversations, teams, clients, etc. 
  • Integrate tools like Dropbox, Drive and more. 
  • Communicate via text, voice or video calls
  • Share files with a drag-and-drop.

This feature is available for Shift Advanced users. 

How does Slack work in Shift?

Slack in Shift works just like Slack in a browser. Shift uses the browser version of Slack and offers the same functionality. This means Slack's amazing web app features are on Shift.

What are those features?

  • Find people or a channel.
  • Create a new channel or send a direct message.
  • Search for messages, files and more.
  • In a one-on-one conversation, call them, search messages, star messages and more.
  • Most importantly, invite people to your personal workspace.

How to Add Slack to Shift?

  1. Click on 'Settings' (the wrench in the bottom left-hand corner).

  2. Click on the 'Apps' heading.

  3. Type Slack in the 'Search Bar'.

  4. Name your account, choose your color, and enter your team domain.

  5. Save and find Slack icon on the Shift Toolbar.

  6. Log in to your workspace and let the fun begin!

How to set up Slack notifications in Shift?

Shift honors the notification settings of Slack as set by you.

  1. In Slack, click on your account name.

  2. Select 'Preferences' and tap on 'Notifications'.

  3. You can choose to receive notifications for all your messages, some or none (Note: You can choose different settings for your mobile device).

  4. You can choose notifications based on 'Keywords'.

  5. You can also activate 'Do Not Disturb' based on time.

  6. Choose the preferred sound for notification or mute it.

  7. Choose to receive notifications on your mobile device when not active on Desktop.

How Do I Add Multiple Slack Workspaces to Shift?

Use the same steps as above to add another Slack account, then log in with your other workspace URL.

We have a more detailed article on the process here.

To know more about Slack, click here.

To know how to enable Dark Mode in Slack, click here.

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