Add RSS feeds to Slack

Have a favorite blog or news site? You can use Slack to subscribe to RSS and Atom feeds so updates from frequently-updated websites come directly into a Slack channel of your choice.

Install the RSS app

To get started, you’ll need to add the RSS app to your Slack team.

  1. Visit the RSS page in the Slack App Directory.
  2. Next to your team name, click Install.
  3. On the next page, click Add RSS integration. Done — simple as that.

Add a feed from the App Directory

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

  1. Next to Feed URL, paste the web address of a feed you’d like to subscribe to. Don’t have one ready? You can subscribe to the Slack blog by pasting https://slackhq.com/feed
  2. Next to Post to Channel, select a channel where feed updates will appear.
  3. To add the feed, click Subscribe to this feed. That’s it — the feed’s added! Updates from the website will appear shortly after the site’s next updated. 🎉

Tip: Don’t worry if you’re not ready to add a feed. You can add feeds later from within Slack — and to any channel you like.


Add feeds with a slash command

To subscribe to more RSS or Atom feeds:

  1. Copy and paste the feed address from the website you want to add.
  2. In your Slack team, go to the channel where you’d like feed updates to appear. It doesn’t have to be the same channel as other feeds you’ve added.
  3. Type /feed subscribe [feed address] and press Enter. Finished!

Tip: You could create a private channel, e.g. #rosa-rss, where you can add all your favorite feeds to make Slack your RSS reader of choice.

 

Manage your RSS feeds

There are other 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 team, regardless of channel, head to the RSS page in the App Directory and click Configure next to your Slack team.

Who can use this feature?
  • By default, all members except for Guests can use this feature.
  • Available to teams on free and paid plans.

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