Integrations with Dovetail

Integrate Dovetail with Slack
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Integrate Dovetail with Slack

Connecting your Slack to Dovetail enables you to share Dovetail content with rich previews, get updates about changes in your projects, receive comments in real-time, and send a reply — all via Slack.

Connect Dovetail and Slack

To connect Dovetail and Slack:

  1. Click your profile photo in the top right of the screen.

  2. Click Profile.

  3. Click Slack.

  4. Click Connect Slack.

  5. Enter your Slack log-in details.

  6. Click Allow when Slack requests access.

When you connect your Slack account to Dovetail, you will grant Dovetail access to:

  • View content and info about channels & conversations — View messages and other content in direct messages.

  • View content and info about your workspace — View people in your workspace and view the name, email domain, and icon for workspaces Dovetail is connected.

  • Perform actions in channels & conversations Send messages as @dovetail and show link previews from dovetailapp.com.

  • Perform actions in your workspace

    Add the slash command /dovetail that people can use.

Reply and like to comments in Slack

If someone mentions you in a comment, you can reply and like that comment directly in Slack.

To like (or dislike) a comment, just click on the Like button.

To reply to a comment, click on Reply and enter your comment in the pop up-up window, which will be sent directly to Dovetail once you click Post.

Reply to and like comments in Slack
Reply to and like comments in Slack

Share content in Slack

When you share a Dovetail link in Slack, all the relevant information related to the link will be displayed directly in Slack for you and your colleagues to see.

The supported links are Notes, Tags, Insights, Project Readme, Stories, and People.

Sharing a link in Slack will display relevant content, making it easier to engage your audience.
Sharing a link in Slack will display relevant content, making it easier to engage your audience.

Search in Slack

You can also search Dovetail content directly from Slack.

After connecting your Slack account to Dovetail you can type the command

/dovetail search keyword

Which will perform a keyword search in Dovetail and display the top 3 results directly in Slack.

From there you can:

  • Post to a channel: When you perform the search directly in a channel, you have the option to post the content directly to it.

  • Show more: It will bring the next 3 results from the search.

  • Show all results in Dovetail: It will open Dovetail with the search page and the results.

Manage Dovetail notifications in Slack

You can stop receiving notifications in Slack. There are two ways to change this setting.

In Slack

Open the Dovetail app, go to the messages tab and type on or off. That will enable or disable notifications being sent to your Slack app.

In Dovetail

To change your preferences, navigate to your account notification settings by:

  1. Click your profile photo in the top right corner.

  2. Click Profile.

  3. Click Settings.

You can then turn the Slack notifications on or off.

Disconnecting your Slack account

To disconnect the Slack integration from Dovetail:

  1. Click your profile photo in the top right of the screen.

  2. Click Profile.

  3. Click Slack.

  4. Click Disconnect Slack.

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Eduardo Moratto

Product Manager

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Last updated 1 June 2022
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