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Slack Notion Integration: A Step-by-Step Guide for 2024

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Both Slack and Notion are powerhouses in themselves. Now, imagine a combination of the two; you have a hub of communication, collaboration, organization, and productivity. 

Let's take a quick look at why you'd need each. Slack, of course, is the go-to platform for team communication and collaboration. Notion, on the other hand, is an all-in-one workspace for notes, tasks, databases, and so on. 

But what if you could have both in one place? Slack integrates with over 2,600 platforms, and Notion is one of them. Here's a step-by-step guide for Slack Notion integration. 

Before You Begin 

You only need two things: a Notion account and a Slack workspace. If you don't have either, it's easy to set them up. 

Choose a paid plan for each if you want access to more features, but the free versions work well, too. 

Step-by-Step Guide for Slack Notion Integration 

To connect Notion with Slack, you need to start in Notion. Let's arrange the process in a stepwise manner. 

Step 1: Set Up Integrations in Notion 

  • You should be in your Notion workspace at this point. There's a sidebar on the left-hand side. Go to Settings & Members in this menu. 
  • Then, go to the Connections tab. 
Connections tab in Notion
  • You'll come to the Integration Gallery in the next step. Click on Browse connections in Gallery to see the available integration options. 
Slack integration options
  • Look for Slack in the list and click on Add to Notion. 
Add Slack to Notion

Step 2: Set up Notion Authorization in Slack 

When you click on the Add to Notion button, you will be directed to the authorization page in Slack. On this page, you can decide which workspace in Slack you want to integrate with Notion. 

You can also set up permissions here. For example, Notion will be able to see your content, conversations, and other information about the workspace. Notion will also be able to perform actions in these channels and conversations. 

Authorize Notion in Slack

Click on Allow at the bottom of the screen. Finally, see the permissions you have authorized for Notion. Then, click on Allow access. 

Allow Slack access to Notion

You’ve now connected Slack and Notion. 

How to Use Notion in Slack 

Now that your Slack Notion integration is done, you can use Notion in Slack. One way to do this is to share Notion pages in your Slack channels. 

Let's say you're working on a marketing campaign with your marketing department. You have a dedicated channel for this campaign. 

The marketing team can use the Notion Slack integration to share relevant Notion pages in this channel. For example, they can share the content calendar for this campaign to keep everyone updated. 

When they share the link in the Slack channel, the Notion page will appear in the channel with a preview of its contents. So, the marketing team won't have to go out of Slack to access and share important information from Notion. 

Use Slash Commands in Slack 

Another way to use Notion in Slack is by using slash commands. Slash commands are shortcuts that allow you to perform actions in Slack quickly. 

With the Notion integration, you can use slash commands to create new pages in Notion, open an existing page from Notion in Slack, or add a task to Notion. 

Send to Notion

For example, if you're in a conversation discussing upcoming tasks, you can use the slash command `/notion create` to create a new page in Notion. 

Manage Customer Service With Notion in Slack 

A culmination of Slack and Notion is not merely for collaboration, marketing, sales, or project management. You can also use it for customer support. An integration will be needed, though. 

Enter JustReply. As a customer support tool that works within Slack, JustReply is ideal for teams where everyone is involved in customer service. Plus, it has a Notion-like editor to create support pages for your knowledge base

Suppose a customer initiates a query through your JustReply website widget. The query comes to Slack, where you can reply to it. You notice that the query needs a detailed response. Simply create a new page in Notion, as we've explained above. Finally, send the page to the customer — all through Slack. 

Create Meeting Agendas 

Notion's editor is loved by many for its versatility. You can use it to write meeting agendas and minutes, too. With its integration with Slack, you can just share the Notion meeting agenda page link in the relevant Slack channel. 

Every meeting participant can view the agenda beforehand. You can also share any follow-up action items on the same page.

Slack's recurring reminders also come in handy here. For instance, if the meeting is a monthly thing, you can set a reminder to share the agenda one day before the meeting. 

Share Surveys and Feedback 

If you already use Notion to create or store surveys, you can easily share them through Slack. Suppose you want to collect feedback from your employees about a training session you held for a new tool. 

Instead of emailing the Notion survey link to every employee individually, share it in the channel where everyone is already present. Not only does it save you from the hassle, it also ensures more responses. 

Make the Most of Notion With Slack 

If there's one thing about Slack, it's that it's highly customizable and adaptable to your team's needs. As for the number of integrations, you're spoilt for choice. 

A Notion integration with Slack can streamline several processes, from meeting management and task assignment to content sharing and collaboration. You can use the duo to: 

  • Share content with internal and external teams (Think: Slack Connect
  • Plan and schedule projects using Notion's templates and Slack reminders 
  • Collaborate on documents in real time, get feedback, and track changes 
  • Get notified about task updates and comments 
  • Manage customer support 

The best part is that you can do it all without ever leaving the Slack platform. That makes Slack the one-stop for it all. 

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