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Slack and GitHub: your ultimate productivity pair
Development teams often use Slack to coordinate work together on GitHub projects–ourselves included—but following all of your team’s GitHub activity in Slack channels can get difficult as teams grow. To…
Development teams often use Slack to coordinate work together on GitHub projects–ourselves included—but following all of your team’s GitHub activity in Slack channels can get difficult as teams grow. To make it easier, we’ve partnered with Slack to bring you a new GitHub and Slack app. Together, GitHub and Slack are your ultimate productivity pair, providing greater visibility into development work, right alongside your team’s conversations.
If you’re using a previous version of the GitHub and Slack app, install the new app to upgrade today.
The new Slack app brings GitHub activity right into your Slack channels to keep your teams up-to-date and productive. Subscribe to a GitHub repository from any Slack channel with slash commands (
/github subscribe owner/repo), and you’ll automatically see updates from new pull requests, issues, code reviews, and deployments.
Whenever someone on your team links to a public GitHub page, you’ll see a preview of its content for instant context. Links to pull requests, issues, comments, code snippets, repositories, and users are all supported. Support for private repositories will be available soon, so your team can share and preview links to any project you’re working on together.
The best collaboration happens in the open. Our new integration is open source and built with the same publicly-available APIs used by apps in the Slack and GitHub ecosystems. Visit the GitHub repository to contribute code, submit feature requests or bug reports, and learn more about how the app works under the hood.
There’s much more to come—we already have some big features in store for upcoming releases that will help you do more with Slack and GitHub. Soon, you’ll be able to take action on pull requests, issues, and more right from your Slack channels, making it even easier to move work forward, from conversation to commit.
Install the GitHub and Slack app today to connect your GitHub repositories to your Slack channels. If you’re new to Slack, kickstart your team’s communication with a $100 credit.
Slack is where work happens. Paired with the new GitHub app, it’s never been easier to bring together the people you need and the tools you use to do your best work.