Leverage channel messages for seamless orientation and team building.
You can configure GreetBot to post a welcome message whenever someone joins a channel in your Slack workspace. Use it for team building or to provide contextual information about one or more channels.
To make the best use of channel messages focus on the following:
Everybody, come say hello to @jamie 👋
Ahoy there Jamie! Make yourself at home 🏡
GreetBot configured to post a channel message.
To add a new channel message configuration go to the Message Schedule page and select “Add channel message” at the top of the page.
Follow these steps:
You can use the keyword @new_user_name to mention the new joiner. GreetBot will automatically replace this keyword with the @username of each new member, helping you make the message more personal and visible when they join your workspace. You can also use Slack’s native mentions like @here, @channel and @everyone.
When you invite new members to your workspace they automatically join their default channels, even before they accept their invitations. If configured in those channels, GreetBot will wait until your new teammates actually accept their invites, before posting your welcome message. You may therefore see people “joining” your default channels but not receiving their welcome messages right away. The moment they finish setting up their accounts, though, GreetBot will post your greeting as planned.
You can configure a channel message on all subscription plans. To configure welcome messages in multiple channels you will need the GreetBot Plus subscription plan. We also offer expanded configuration allowances for enterprise customers. Contact us at [email protected] if you’d like to get more information.