Customize Slack for your team

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

 

Sidebar theme

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

Here’s how to access your sidebar preferences:

  1. Click your team name in the top-left corner.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click Sidebar
  4. Under Sidebar Theme, choose your theme. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, click Customize your theme and share it with others.

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

 

Loading messages

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

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Note: Some teams may restrict team members from creating custom loading messages. Be sure to double-check with an Admin if you don’t have access to this customization option.

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

  1. Click your team name in the top-left corner.
  2. Select Customize 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 a Team Owner or Admin, you can decide who can manage and create your team’s loading messages:

  1. Click your team name in the top-left corner.
  2. Select Team 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 Team Owners and Admins only.

 

Emoji

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

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Note: Some teams may restrict members from uploading custom emoji. If you don’t have access to this customization, reach out to an Admin for help.

Here’s how to access your team’s customization settings:

  1. Click your team name in the top-left corner.
  2. Select Customize 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, like your office Wi-Fi password, meeting room locations, or your company’s style guide.

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💡 Learn more about adding customized Slackbot responses.

 

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