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Integrate Shortcut with Slack - Quick Setup Guide

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Imagine a world where your project management tool doesn't just work for you, but works with you, transforming the dullness of task tracking into a dynamic, responsive experience. 🤔 

That's the magic of Shortcut Slack integration. This combination aims to streamline your team's efficiency and communication. Say goodbye to the days of toggling between apps and losing context in the shuffle.

In this article, we'll explore:

  • 🚀 How to integrate Shortcut with Slack to streamline project management.
  • đź’ˇ The transformative features of this integration for your team's workflow.

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Integrating Shortcut with Slack: A Step-by-Step Guide

Integrating Shortcut with Slack not only streamlines communication but also enhances the efficiency of managing tasks and projects.

Follow these steps to seamlessly integrate Shortcut with your Slack workspace:

Step 1: Navigate to Slack’s App Menu

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  • Start by opening your Slack workspace. The app menu is typically located in the top section of the left sidebar or under the “more” tab.
  • Type “Shortcut” into the search bar. 
Find Shortcut in App Directory

Important: Ensure you're an admin in your organization or request an admin in your organization to activate this integration. Admin privileges are necessary to make these changes.

Step 2: Install the Shortcut App to Slack

Add the App to Slack
  • Click on the 'Add to Slack' button. This will install the Shortcut app to your chosen Slack Workspace.
  • Once authorized, you will be redirected back to the Slack integration page in Shortcut.

Step 3: Set Up the Notification Channel

  • Choose a Slack channel where you want your notifications to be posted.
  • This step centralizes all Shortcut notifications to your selected Slack channel for better visibility and tracking.

Step 4: Link Teams and Customize Notifications

  • For team-specific notifications, click on your Profile Avatar or Initials in Shortcut.
  • Go to 'Integrations', select 'Slack', and then 'Link a Team' to choose a Slack channel.
  • You can customize notifications for various events like Story creation, assignment changes, and new comments.

Step 5: Reauthorize for URL Unfurling

  • If you previously used Clubhouse (now Shortcut), you'll need to re-authorize the Slack integration for URLs.
  • Visit the Slack integration page in Shortcut and click "Reinstall in Slack", then complete the authorization flow.

Integration Perks

Once the integration is enabled, enjoy these benefits:

  • Shortcut Story links posted in any Slack channel will unfurl with Story details (excluding the story description).
  • Use Slack Actions to create a Story from any message in your Slack channels.
  • Broadcast Shortcut Story comments and additions from specific Custom Field Values or Teams to a designated Slack channel (story descriptions do unfurl here).
  • Receive @-mention notifications directly as Slack DMs.

Wrapping It Up: The Power of Integration

In this journey, we've unlocked the potential of integrating Shortcut with Slack, paving the way for a more streamlined, efficient workflow. Your team is now equipped to tackle projects with newfound ease and clarity.

While mastering your project management with Shortcut and Slack, don't forget the power of exceptional customer support. JustReply seamlessly integrates into this ecosystem, enhancing your team's ability to handle customer interactions with ease and precision. It's the perfect companion to ensure your customer support is as efficient and organized as your project management.

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This integration guide is part of the Slack Integration Guide series:


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