Slack tips

Slack is arguably the most popular software to communicate on tasks within your team.

In this article, you’ll find 5 handy Slack tips and tricks for remote teams.

Let’s get started:

1. Connect all your apps and tools with Slack

You can integrate all your most-used apps and tools with Slack. Whether your team uses G-Suite, Dropbox, Zoom, Trello, Salesforce, and Jira, you can use Slack to keep track of everything by bringing updates directly into your channels.

Just go to Slack App Directory and install all the apps you use.

app directory

2. Customize your profile status

A custom status feature is a perfect way to let your team know when you’re around – and when you’re not.

Use this feature to let your team know that you’re on a call, out to lunch, commuting, dog walking, taking nap, random mood vibe, or in a meeting.

Your status will appear right next to your name so that everyone can see it at a glance.

slack status

3. Start a video call without leaving Slack

Sometimes you have to make calls for one-to-one communication with your remote team. Slack comes with its own built-in. To make a call, click into a direct message or a channel and click the phone icon at the top of the app.

slack call

4. Need to focus on a task? Utilize “Do not disturb” mode

Need to focus on a task and can’t be distracted? Use the “Do not disturb” feature. 

Visit Your Name > Preferences > Notifications > Set DND Schedule.

DND mode

You can also disable your desktop notifications, if you’re on Slack throughout the day, you’ll see things pop up as they come in. Nobody has time for those right-side-corner slide messages.

5. Virtual happy time with your team

Simply create a channel on Slack to having fun and talk about whatever they want with each other. Play fun games, share your childhood pictures, share pictures of your workspace, and more.

happy hours

Do you have any other Slack tips? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.