How to Set Up Triggers in Slack (Easy)
There are two ʺhiddenʺ features in Slack that will help you stay on top of things.
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There are two particularly useful features in Slack that act as a result of certain triggers.
Highlight Words You can find it in your Slack menu under You > Preferences > Notifications > Highlight Words.
By default, you’ll be sent a sound notification when someone submits your Slack username. Using Highlight Words means you can choose to be notified when any other word is mentioned too.
If you have an interest in a company blog, for example, you could ask Slack to notify you whenever someone writes the words “post” or “blog”. It means you’ll always be kept up to date on any discussions pertinent to your role.
Slackbot Notifications As a Slack Team Administrator, you can also set up Slackbot to deliver useful information when someone types certain key phrases.
You can configure additional phrases under Team Settings > Customize > Slackbot Responses. One idea might be to send a reminder to remain focused on work when someone mentions the phrases “Facebook” or “YouTube” – if you think that might be something that occasionally slips your team members’ minds!