Post channel messages in a more discreet way.
With GreetBot you can give your new colleagues a gentle nudge whenever they join a particular channel using ephemeral channel messages. These messages are only visible to each new joiner and nobody else. It’s a great way to help new channel joiners get oriented without interrupting any ongoing conversations.
Welcome to the #exec-ama channel @jimmy!
Here you can ask a question and get an answer from the most appropriate member of the executive team 👩💼👨💼
Make sure to scroll through the conversation history to get a sense of the format and the kind of topics we’ve covered so far 💬
Ephemeral messages can provide contextual information about each channel in a discreet form factor.
To post channel messages in the ephemeral mode follow these steps:
Ephemeral messages behave differently from regular messages on Slack. They disappear when Slack reloads and won’t show up again when Slack is opened in a new browser window or on a different device. For a message to be delivered the recipient also has to have his/her availability set to “active.” Should anyone on your team miss a message for any of these reasons, though, they can always type the /greet slash command in the relevant channel to view that message again (only visible to them, of course).
To configure ephemeral messages you will need a paid subscription. Visit our Pricing page for detailed information on availability and pricing. Contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.