The Slack notifications app sends team members personalized schedule updates and reminders directly to a Slack channel whenever activity occurs in Float.
Sync new allocations and track updates across both platforms as soon as they happen, and never miss an assignment or deadline again.
You can connect to Slack by clicking Personal > Notifications > Connect to Slack within Float or from the Slack App Directory. You must appear on the Schedule to connect to Slack.
Authenticate your credentials and authorize the connection and you're all set.
Your schedule in Slack
The Home tab shows you a live view of your schedule for the day. Whenever a change is made in Float, it's instantly reflected here.
You can view your schedule for tomorrow, or check out your assigned allocations for any date in the future.
The Messages tab is where all of your schedule changes and notifications live. See a history of who changed what, and receive alerts whenever a new task is added to your schedule or an existing task is updated.
As with email and push notifications, notifications are sent to Slack every hour for any updates you haven't already seen in Float.
💡 Here's a tip: Use Slack shortcuts /float today and /float tomorrow for a filtered view of your schedule on the Messages tab.
Time tracking reminders
If your team is using time tracking, you can also receive a helpful nudge to log your hours directly in Slack.
Sync your status
Setting a status in Float helps keep your team in the loop and ensures that logistics don't get in the way of productivity. You can share your scheduled status across Float and Slack to give your team even greater visibility.
📝Note: The scheduled status sync is turned on by default but can be disabled from the Slack Settings page.
You can turn your schedule and time tracking reminders on/off from the Settings page within Slack, and also change the time that your reminders arrive.
Slack activity feed
The Slack Activity Feed helps you stay on top of schedule changes by sending live updates to a Slack channel whenever activity occurs in Float. The Account Owner can turn on the Slack team messaging in the Integrations tab of the Team settings page.
Click Add to Slack and select the workspace you want Float activity messages sent to. If you're not already logged into your Slack account, you'll be prompted to enter your credentials.
Now, whenever someone changes your team's schedule, you'll see a live update in the Slack channel.
Supported activities include additions or changes to allocation assignments, time off assignments, projects, and team members.
💡Here's a tip: The Account Owner can edit the existing Slack integration in Team settings > Integrations.