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Set up the Count Slack integration for your workspace
Get notified in Slack every time someone comments on a Count file that you care about, and receive alerts for cells and frames in the canvas.
Count notifications in Slack take one of two forms: personal comment notifications and subscriptions.
You will receive a message from the Count Slack app confirming you have been successful in connecting the integration:
Currently it is only possible to use the Slack integration to connect Count to a single Slack workspace.
After setup is complete, your Count app channel will receive notifications for:
- Comments you’ve been mentioned in.
- Comments on threads you have commented on.
- Comments on documents you've created.
Receive comment notifications and alerts from specific Count projects and files in your Slack channels. You can subscribe channels to updates on any resource where you have edit access.
This is a quicker option, but only possible for public channels.
First connect Slack through the alerts sidebar (as outlined above), and then add a channel from the Slack channels dropdown menu. The Count Slack app will add itself to this channel.
This is the process to follow to send alerts to a private channel
To create a subscription for a Slack channel to receive updates on a Count resource:
- Open the Slack channel.
/count subscribeand press
- A modal will appear to configure the subscription:
- 1.Choose whether you want updates for a project or canvas.
- 2.Find your resource using the search bar.
- 3.Click Submit to add a subscription.
Each channel can have unlimited subscriptions, and multiple channels can be subscribed to the same resource.
It's important to note that each canvas will need its own subscription, so you'll need to repeat these steps for every canvas you want to receive alerts from.
If the Count app hasn’t been added to a channel, you'll need to add it first before you can create subscriptions from the Slack app.
- 1.Open the Slack channel where you want to receive Count notifications.
/invite @countand press
Once Count has been added, you can create subscriptions for that channel.
To remove subscriptions within a channel:
- 1.Open the Slack channel.
/count listand press
return. A list of the channel's subscriptions will appear.
- 3.Click Delete Subscription next to the subscription you wish to no longer receive notifications.
To completely remove the Count integration, find the Count app in the App Directory and revoke the app's permissions under Configuration.
Private channels may not appear in this list when accessing Slack from a canvas. In this case, use the
/count subscribecommand directly from the private Slack channel, and choose the appropriate canvas from the list.
Another possibility is that the person who created the slack integration doesn't have permission to view that slack channel. The channels within Count are the ones available to the person who first creates the slack connection.
If you see the error messages "Apologies, but Count can’t be installed" or "Please authorise Count to respond to Slack messages"
This is likely an issue of permissions. Try uninstalling Count from Slack and getting your admin to install the app again via the “connect to Slack” button in a canvas. If they do the installation from Count directly it should work.