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Pro-Tip: Slack useful slash commands to organise and reduce noise

"/feed subscribe" - Useful for adding in RSS subs directly into a channel/chat etc.

"/collapse" - collapse anything non-text based. reduces noise in chats where giphy or sharing is utilised on the reg.

"/remind" - When talking action points with people over slack, I use the remind function to add those tasks so that I don't forget. Super useful if like me, you can't find that one regular to do list type app that sticks for you.

Other shortcuts I use a lot are:
for italics
* for bolding text*

for quoting
``` for code blocks

Hope that helps with being more efficient in Slack!

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niteenpraj's avatar
almost 3 years ago

In true awesome fashion, Capiche also uses it!

"_ [text here}_" - for italics
"* [text here] *" - for bold
">"[text here] - for quote
"```" - for code block markdown

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maguay's avatar
@maguay (replying to @niteenpraj )
almost 3 years ago

Yup—it's almost a hidden easter egg, but Capiche supports Markdown. Here's a quick guide to all the supported Markdown formatting: The Capiche Markdown Guide.

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elou's avatar
almost 3 years ago

I knew about /remind but not /collapse or /feed. These are great tips!

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maguay's avatar
almost 3 years ago

Had no idea about /feed subscribe; that's awesome!

/s is pretty great for search without having to go click the search box.

I also like making custom slash commands via Zapier integrations to fetch data from other apps and such.

Though there's one slash command to be careful with: /archive instantly archives a whole channel, which is rather dangerous. Have seen people accidentally do that before and have whole departments at the company panic thinking their division got shut down :D

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@ericjmurphy (replying to @maguay )
almost 3 years ago

Whoah! Why didn’t I know about /s ?
And /remind might just save my reputation, as well as making sure my team don’t miss any of the key things I want them to go and think about (and come back to me)

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maguay's avatar
@maguay (replying to @ericjmurphy )
almost 3 years ago

Remind is a lifesaver; I practically used it as my to-do list for a bit.

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