Add RSS feeds to Slack

Got a favourite blog or news site? You can use Slack to subscribe to both RSS and Atom feeds and get updates in the Slack channel of your choice.

Install the RSS app

To get started, you’ll need to add the RSS app to your Slack workspace:

  1. Visit the RSS page in the Slack App Directory.
  2. Click Install.
  3. On the next page, click Add RSS integration.

Add a feed from the App Directory

Once you’ve added the RSS app, you can add your first feed:

  1. Next to Feed URL, paste the web address of the feed you want to subscribe to. 
  2. Select a channel where feed updates will appear.
  3. Click Subscribe to this feed to finish.  

You’ll see updates post in Slack the next time the site is updated. 🎉

Tip: Don’t worry if you’re not ready to add a feed – you can always add it later to any Slack channel you like.


Add feeds with a slash command

To subscribe to more RSS or Atom feeds, use the steps below:

  1. Copy the feed address from the website you want to add.
  2. In your Slack workspace, go to the channel where you want feed updates to appear.
  3. Type /feed subscribe [feed address here] into the message box and press Enter.
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Tip: You could create a private channel, e.g. #my-rss, where you can add all of your favourite feeds to make Slack your RSS reader of choice.

Note: If you get an error when trying to add a feed, try validating the feed at http://validator.w3.org/feed/.

 

Manage your RSS feeds

There are a number of useful things you can do with the /feed command:

  • Type /feed list to see all the RSS feeds added to a channel, along with their unique ID number
  • Type /feed remove [ID number] to unsubscribe from a feed
  • Type /feed help for a reminder of how to use /feed commands

To manage any feed you’ve added to your Slack workspace, regardless of channel, head over to the RSS page in the App Directory and click Configure.

Who can use this feature?
  • All members except guests by default 
  • Free, Standard, Plus and Enterprise Grid subscriptions

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