How to use Pragli with Slack

In this article, I’ll show how to use Pragli and Slack together via our Slack integration. I’ll also share best practices.

Slack Integration

Setup

Setup is dead simple. First, navigate to your Pragli team, open team settings, navigate to the “Integrations” subsection, and then click the “Install” button for Slack.

Then, navigate through Slack’s auth flow until you are redirected back to Pragli with a success message.

Start Conversations with /pragli

Once you have setup the integration, use the /pragli command in Slack to generate links to Pragli conversations.

/pragli creates a new conversation and pastes the link into the channel or direct message. Click on that link to navigate to the conversation in Pragli! Optionally, provide a channel name to the /pragli command to generate a channel link (e.g. /pragli #water-cooler ).

Teammates who have not signed up with Pragli can use the link and will enter Pragli as guests. Guests can become request becoming full users by pressing the blue “Request access to team” button in the top bar of Pragli.

Pull users into Pragli with Slack Notifications

You can also pull offline users into Pragli using the Slack button on an offline Pragli user. This is a great way to help build the habit of using Pragli within your team.

When to use Pragli vs. Slack

This is going to be its own blog post! I will discuss the various modes of communication - eg Pragli, Slack, Wiki (Confluence / Notion), Project Management (Jira / Asana), CRM, etc - and give our recommendations around when to use which product. I’ll post a link here once it’s done.

Window Management

You can manage both Slack and Pragli along with all of your other applications in various ways. We don’t have a particular recommendation, but we’ll share a few patterns we’ve seen our users like.

Full Screen + Tab Switching

I have one monitor, and I manage my windows by keeping everything full screen and tab switching aggressively. This allows me to always view the full experience of a particular application without distractions.

Pragli as a Sidebar

Shrink the channels, and keep Pragli open to the side. This method is best for people who want to feel more present with their teammates.

Communication Monitor

Keep Pragli and Slack on their own monitor, and either tab switch between them or split them. We like keeping Pragli always visible on a monitor as it creates the effect of an office.

Start Using Pragli and Slack Together

Interested in using Pragli with Slack? Sign up now - it’s free! Then, follow the guide above to integrate the two applications together.

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