Customise your workspace

Looking for ways to make your Slack workspace feel more like home? That’s precisely what we had in mind: below you’ll find a few options to customise Slack.

 

Sidebar theme

🎨  Pick your own sidebar colours or create and share custom colours for your company.

Here’s how to access your sidebar preferences:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click Sidebar.
  4. Under Theme, select an option. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, click Customise your theme and share it with others.

💡 For a deeper look, learn how to customise your Slack theme.

 

Loading messages

🕑  Add custom loading messages to cheer and motivate your team.

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Note: Some workspaces might restrict members from creating custom loading messages. Double-check with an admin if you don’t have access to this customisation option.

To add a custom loading message for your workspace, follow these steps:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Customise Slack to visit my.slack.com/customize/loading.
  3. Select Loading messages.
  4. Under Add a custom loading message, type your message.
  5. Click Add message.

If you’re an owner or admin, you can decide who can manage and create your workspace’s loading messages:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Workspace settings to visit my.slack.com/admin/settings.
  3. Click Expand next to Custom emoji & loading messages.
  4. Select who can manage custom loading messages: either everyone (except for guests) or workspace owners and admins only.

 

Emoji

😀  It’s no secret that we’re big fans of emoji. If your teammates love them too, make your members' work-life even more pleasant and fun by adding your own custom emoji.

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Note: Some workspaces might restrict members from uploading custom emoji. If you don’t have access to this customisation, get in touch with an admin for help.

Here’s how to access your workspace’s customisation settings:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Customise Slack to visit my.slack.com/customize/emoji.

💡 Get the full tutorial for creating custom emoji.

 

Slackbot

💌  Teach Slackbot a variety of custom responses to use in channels, such as your office wi-fi password, meeting room locations or your company’s style guide.

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💡 Learn more about adding customised Slackbot responses.

 

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