By default, Range will alert you via a Slack Direct Message (DM) when a member of your team publishes a check-in. But some teams prefer to have check-ins sent to a shared Slack channel instead. This can make it easier to respond to check-ins right in Slack.
To set up Slack channel subscriptions, follow these steps.
1. Enable Slack for your organization
If you're already getting messages from @range, you're all set. But if @range isn't showing up in your Slack team, you may need to have your admin add the Slack tool.
2. Invite @range to your channel
Open up the channel in Slack where you'd like to get notifications, then type:
3. Subscribe to check-ins
Subscribe your channel to everyone's check-ins by typing:
@range subscribe everyone
You can also have Range send just the check-ins from your team. To do this, look for your team name in the URL and use it to subscribe. For example, if you team page on Range is: range.co/acme/teams/marketing, then you should type:
@range subscribe marketing
To list the Range subscriptions for any Slack channel, you can type:
If you'd like to unsubscribe the bot, then just use @range unsubscribe everyone.
4. Configure the team's check-ins
Range will create a Slack thread each day for all your Range check-ins. If you would rather see each team member's check-in right in the Slack channel, you can subscribe with the unthreaded keyword, like this:
@range subscribe marketing unthreaded
Learn more about threaded and unthreaded views here.
Optional: Turn off DM notifications
Now that your team is getting notifications in a team channel, you may not need the DM notifications anymore. To turn them off, simply go to the integrations settings page, and disable any notifications you wish.
All set! You should now receive new Range check-ins on a channel in Slack. We're looking into ways to allow you to customize these subscription ever more.
I set up a subscription but I'm no longer seeing messages from Range in my team channel. What's up?
Check to make sure that the @range bot is still a member of the channel where the subscription is set up. The bot can't post messages to the channel if it has been removed from the channel, even if the channel is public.