Slack Notifications

Slack notifications allow you to receive notifications in a selected Slack channel. For example, you can configure to receive a message whenever a new member joins, or a new activity happens in your community. Simply pick a trigger, set a filter (e.g., to only trigger when the activity happens on Discord), and set it live.

Connect Slack notifications to your workspace

  • Navigate to Settings (at the bottom of the lefthand navbar)
  • Click the Automations view
  • Click the Add automation button
  • If you don't have the Slack app connected, click on the button Install app, which will redirect you to the integrations page to authorize the Slack app to your workspace
  • In the Slack authorization screen, select the Slack channel where you want to receive the notifications
  • You will be redirected back to the crowd.dev app if connecting was successful

Create a Slack Notification

  • Navigate to Settings (at the bottom of the lefthand navbar)
  • Click the Automations view
  • Click the Add automation button
  • Select Slack notification
  • Next, you can choose a trigger - an event that will "fire" the notification. E.g, when a user stars your repo, crowd.dev will immediately send you a notification to a selected channel. There are two types of triggers:
    • A new activity trigger: This one fires when an activity happens that you specify, e.g., someone starred your GitHub repo
    • A new member trigger: This one fires when a new member joins the community
  • From the dropdown, select which type of trigger you want to receive notifications for

To specify a new member automation

  • Choose New member joined your community
  • Select a name for this automation
  • From the dropdown, choose one or more platforms you would like to trigger this notification for
  • Lastly, click Add Slack notification

To specify a new activity automation

  • Choose New activity happened in your community
  • Select a name for this automation
  • From the dropdown on the left, choose one or more platforms you would like to trigger this notification for
  • From the dropdown on the right, select the activity types you want to trigger the notification
  • You also have the option to specify specific keywords that will trigger a notification, for example, you can choose to be notified whenever someone in Discord writes a message including the keyword "community"
  • Lastly, click Add Slack notification


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