Twitter for Slack

The Twitter app brings tweets to Slack. You can automatically update a channel when tweets are sent from your company Twitter account or easily track every mention of your Twitter @username. And here’s the coolest bit: your tweets and mentions are easily searchable in Slack!

 

Set up the Twitter app

  1. Visit the Twitter app page in Slack’s App Directory.
  2. Click Install.
  3. Click Add Twitter integration.
  4. To authenticate with Twitter, click Authorise app.
  5. Enter the Twitter @username you want to track in Slack.
  6. Select the tweets you want to see. (If nothing is selected, no tweets will be displayed.)
  7. Decide where you want the tweets to appear. You can select an existing channel or create a new one.
  8. Once you’ve finished, click Save settings.

 Here’s an example of what updates from Twitter look like in Slack:

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Ideas for using the Twitter app

Now that you’ve connected Twitter to your Slack workspace, you can keep an eye on all kinds of topics from Twitter:

  • Get updates from services you rely on. When a feature is added or there’s an outage, you can stay up to date in Slack.
  • Follow similar businesses in a #friendly-competition channel to keep an eye on what your competitors are up to in real time.
  • Organise! Gather tweets from every company-owned account in one place so everyone knows what’s being said.
  • Add local transport service update tweets to your office channel, so people know when there’s disruption on the buses or trains when commuting to or from work.

Got more than one Twitter account? Head back over to the Twitter app page and click Add configuration again to get those tweets flowing into Slack as well. 

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