Connecting your Slack to Dovetail enables you to share Dovetail content with rich previews, get updates about changes in your projects, receive comments in real-time, and send a replies — all via Slack.
To connect your Slack account, select ⚙️ Settings > Integrations in the sidebar. Locate Slack in the integrations list and select Connect. Continue to login to your Slack account and review requested permissions.
When you connect your Slack account to Dovetail, you will grant Dovetail access to:
View content and info about channels & conversations — View messages and other content in direct messages.
View content and info about your workspace — View people in your workspace and view the name, email domain, and icon for workspaces Dovetail is connected.
Perform actions in channels & conversations — Send messages as @dovetail and show link previews from dovetailapp.com.
Perform actions in your workspace —
Add the slash command
that people can use.
If someone mentions you in a comment, you can reply and like that comment directly in Slack.
To like (or dislike) a comment, just click on the Like button.
To reply to a comment, click on Reply and enter your comment in the pop up-up window, which will be sent directly to Dovetail once you click Post.
When you share a Dovetail link in Slack, all the relevant information related to the link will be displayed directly in Slack for you and your colleagues to see.
The supported links are notes, highlights, tags, insights, project readme, and people.
You can also search Dovetail content directly from Slack.
After connecting your Slack account to Dovetail you can type the command
Which will perform a keyword search in Dovetail and display the top 3 results directly in Slack.
From there you can:
Post to a channel: When you perform the search directly in a channel, you have the option to post the content directly to it.
Show more: It will bring the next 3 results from the search.
Show all results in Dovetail: It will open Dovetail with the search page and the results.
You can stop receiving notifications in Slack. There are two ways to change this setting.
Open the Dovetail app, go to the messages tab and type
. That will enable or disable notifications being sent to your Slack app.
Select ⚙️ Settings > Notifications. You can then turn the Slack notifications
If you wish to disconnect your Slack account from Dovetail, select ⚙️ Settings > Integrations in the sidebar. Locate Slack in the integrations list and select Disconnect.
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