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How to Link to Slack User Direct Message from ShortPoint Element

If you are using Slack as a collaboration tool in your organization and would like to launch a user chat window directly from ShortPoint, follow below step-by-step guide to do so. 




Step 1: Add ShortPoint Tiles Element


Note: For this example we use ShortPoint Tiles Element, but any other ShortPoint element containing a Link field can be used.




Step 2: Open Tiles (Items) Tab and add your items


Note: In other ShortPoint Elements, you will have Items tab instead of Tiles tab.






Step 3: Obtain Slack Team ID



Step 4: Obtain Slack Team member ID

  • Select User in Slack
  • Open user profile
  • Click on More actions button (button with "…")
  • Click  Copy member ID:




Step 5: Fill in the Link property 

slack://user?team={TEAM_ID}&id={USER_ID}

where {TEAM_ID} is a slack Team ID and {USER_ID} is a slack Team member ID.







Step 6: Click Insert





Step 7: Save the page and check the result 




Happy chatting!




That's it!


For more information about setting Slack links see Deep linking into Slack clients.


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