Use actions to move information to connected apps

Apps connect your tools to Slack so your team can work faster together. Some apps come with built-in shortcuts called actions. Actions help you move work from Slack into a connected app. From any message in Slack, you can create a task, comment or follow up on existing work.

Benefits

  • Find an app’s available actions attached to any Slack message.
  • Quickly take action on a message without leaving Slack.
  • Prevent ideas, tasks and other information from being forgotten.

Tip: See some examples of how to use apps with actions


Create a task or comment from a message

Desktop

Mobile

  1. Hover over any message in Slack that needs follow-up.
  2. Select the More actions icon.
  3. Choose an action from the menu. Your most frequently used apps will appear first. To see other apps, select More message actions.

    An automatic message in channel will let your teammates know you’ve flagged something for follow-up.
  1. Locate a message in Slack that needs follow-up.
  2. Long press the message to see a list of available actions.
  3. Choose an action from the list. Your most frequently used apps will appear first. To see other apps, tap More message actions.

Note: when an app is added to a shared channel, only members of the installing workspace can use associated actions.


Set up supported apps

Asana
Already have the app? Make sure it's been added to relevant channels in your workspace. If you don’t have the app yet, install it from the App Directory.

Bitbucket
If you're already using the app, update to the latest version. If you don't have the app yet, install it from the App Directory.

Hubspot
Install Hubspot from the App Directory to start using actions.

Jira Cloud
To use Jira Actions, install the Jira Cloud app from the App Directory.

Zendesk
Install the Zendesk app from the App Directory to get started. If the app is already installed to your workspace, add it to relevant channels.

Other apps
Teamline, Pocket, ToDo and Guru also support actions. 🎉

Tip: for the latest list of supported apps, visit the App Directory