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New: Project Updates in Slack

Jesse HerlitzLast Updated: March 19, 2017

Flow for Slack just got some new moves 🙌

Project updates give your team a new way to manage projects straight from Slack, and stay up to date with what’s going on in your team. 

Watch the short video above for a quick overview of what’s new, or read on for more details.

Haven’t added Flow to Slack yet? It’s easy, just follow our short getting started guide to get up and running in a few minutes.

Never Miss a Beat with Project Updates

Project updates send notifications about Flow activities to your linked Slack channels. 

Linking an individual Flow project to a Slack channel is a simple, unobtrusive way to give everybody working on a project clear visibility into how things are going.

You can also link a Flow team to provide updates on all the projects a team is working on. This is a great way for managers to get a higher level overview of everything happening across their team or department.  

Don’t need to be notified about every update? No problem. You can adjust a channel’s noise level to customize which activities you’ll be notified about. Set a linked channel’s noise level by typing /flow activities [all | most | some | off]

e.g. /flow activities some will pipe only task creations / completions and due date changes into the channel. To learn more about exactly which updates are shown at each noise level, click here.

Take Your Conversation to Task

It’s really easy to give your team a clear path from discussion to ‘completed task’ by creating tasks directly from Slack. Just use the /flow task TASKNAME command. You can learn more about setting due dates, assigning sections and more on our support site.

Go Heads Down with Focus Mode

When you just need to focus, the familiar information overload from a steady stream of messages and notifications is the last thing you want. 

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered: When it’s time to focus on a task, flip on Focus Mode in Flow and set how long you’d like to focus for. 

Slack’s Do Not Disturb will be synced, and new notifications in both apps will be silenced for the same duration. You can also enable Focus Mode straight from Slack by typing /flow focus [ ]h or [ ]m to set your number of hours or minutes. Eg. /flow focus 45m

As always, we’d love to hear what you think. Send feedback and ideas straight on over to support@getflow.com.

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