Integrate with Slack

This article walks through how to set up and configure the 15Five app for Slack, as well as app capabilities.

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Access and availability

⛔️ Required access to Integration settings.
👥 This article is relevant to 15Five account admins that are also Slack admins.
📦 This feature is available in all pricing packages.

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Tip

If you're an employee looking for resources on how to utilize the 15Five app in Slack, check out our "Use the 15Five app in Slack" Help Center article.


App capabilities

When you integrate your company's 15Five instance with Slack, you can do the following:

  • Automatically send a notification to a designated Slack channel each time someone in your organization submits a Check-in;
  • Allow your staff to manually share Check-in answers to a designated channel in Slack;
  • Allow your staff to manually share Check-in priorities to a designated channel in Slack;
  • Create a Check-in question whose answers get pushed into a designated Slack channel as employees submit their Check-ins;
  • Push all High Fives to a designated Slack channel;
  • Push High Fives given to members in a specific group to a designated Slack channel.

Once an account admin sets up the 15Five app for Slack, anyone in your company that has both a 15Five and a Slack account can set up notifications to push to Slack and add the 15Five app to their Slack account and use it to perform various 15Five tasks without leaving 15Five. Learn more.


Enable/Disable the 15Five app for Slack

  1. Click on the Settings gear in the top, right-hand corner of your 15Five account.
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  2. Select 'Integrationsfrom the dropdown menu.
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  3. Click Enable next to Slack.
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  4. Click the Add to Slack button to authorize the Slack team you wish to integrate with 15Five.
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  5. Log into your Slack workspace, then click Continue.
  6. Confirm that it is acceptable for Slack and 15Five to communicate as listed, then click Allow. You can read more about what authorizations are granted to 15Five when enabling the integration in the Slack App Directory.
  7. The integration is now set up. You will be redirected to the Slack settings page in 15Five.
  8. If at any point you want to disable the 15Five app for Slack, go to the Slack settings page in 15Five and click Disable Slack.DIsable-Slack.png
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Note

You may see an alert saying, "Slack has not reviewed this app and does not endorse or certify it. The permissions this app requests have not been reviewed by Slack." This means that our app hasn’t been reviewed by Slack, so we aren’t in their formal App Directory. However, we do comply with Slack's Terms of Service, which is necessary to integrate with them.


Configure the 15Five app for Slack

Once you've enabled the 15Five app for Slack, it's time to configure it.

  1. Click on the Settings gear in the top, right-hand corner of your 15Five account.
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  2. Select 'Integrationsfrom the dropdown menu.
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  3. Click Manage next to Slack.
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  4. You're now on the Slack settings page in 15Five. Here, you'll see three tabs: Setup, Sharing Settings, and Questions.
    • The Setup tab allows you to set a default Slack channel or group, as well as disable the 15Five app for Slack.
    • The Sharing tab allows you to receive feature-specific notifications to determined Slack channels.
    • The Questions Shared to Slack tab allows you to see all Check-in questions that were set up to push answers to Slack.

Continue reading for more information about each of these tabs.

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Note

Before you can send information from 15Five to a Slack channel, you need to add the 15Five app to that Slack channel. To do so, go to the channel in Slack and type @15five in the text box, then select the 15Five app. Only people who are both a 15Five account admin AND a Slack workspace admin can add the 15Five app to the channels you want to share data to.

'Setup' tab (open in 15Five)
  • Default Slack Channel or Group: The Slack channel you type into that field is your default Slack channel, meaning that if you don't designate a specific channel in any of your sharing settings, content will push to this default channel.
  • Disable the integration: Clicking this button will disable the 15Five <> Slack connection. You can re-enable it at any time and your preferences will be recovered.
'Sharing Settings' tab (open in 15Five)
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Note

If you don't designate a specific Slack channel in any of the below sharing settings, content will push to the default channel that was selected in the 'Setup' tab.

Check-ins

  • Submitted Check-ins: Automatically send a notification to a designated Slack channel each time someone in your organization submits a Check-in.
  • Check-in Answers: Allow people in your organization to manually share their Check-in answers to a designated Slack channel. Note that if the answer has an attachment, the attachment will not push to Slack.
  • Priorities: Allow people in your organization to manually share their Priorities to a designated Slack channel.

High Fives

  • All High Fives: Automatically share all public High Fives to a designated Slack channel. This is a great option if you want to create a Slack channel to celebrate appreciation!
  • Group-specific High Fives: Automatically share public High Fives given to members of a specific group to a designated Slack channel.
'Questions shared to Slack' tab (open in 15Five)

This tab includes all Check-in questions that were set up to push answers to Slack. To create a Check-in question whose answers will push to Slack, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the Settings menu at the upper right corner of your 15Five account.
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  2. Select 'Check-in questions' from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click on the Create a new question button.
  4. Check the box next to 'Share answers on Slack' and specify which public channel you want the submitted answers to be shared to. If you don't specify a channel here, submitted answers will be shared to the default Slack channel specified in the Slack 'Setup' tab.
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FAQs

What permissions do I need to set up and manage the 15Five app for Slack?
You must be both a 15Five account admin and a Slack administrator to set up and manage settings for the 15Five app for Slack and add the 15Five bot to channels. You can only add the 15Five bot to a private channel if you’re the workspace admin of that channel.
My company uses multiple Slack instances. Can I integrate them all with our 15Five account?
No— you can only integrate one instance of Slack with a company in 15Five.
Once I set up Slack, how can employees benefit from it?
Once your organization is integrated with Slack, employees that use the same email address for 15Five and Slack can add the 15Five app to their Slack account and use it to perform various 15Five tasks without leaving 15Five.
If I share a Check-in answer that has an attachment to Slack, will the attachment show up in Slack?
No— only the text answer will push to Slack. Anyone with permission to view the answer can click the hyperlink to open the answer, with the attachment, in Slack.

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