Slack is a great messaging service built for groups large and small. Simple In/Out can send all your organization's status updates into the Slack channel of your choice. You can also update your Simple In/Out status if you have permission to do so. You can see our Slack app here.
Update your Simple In/Out Status from inside Slack
If you have permission to update your own current status in Simple In/Out, you can do so right from Slack utilizing our Slash Command: /inout.
To install the Slash Command, log into simpleinout.com using your email/password. Then click on Settings in the upper-right, followed by Third Party Apps on the left. From there, click the Add to Slack button. This will take you to Slack to grant us access and connect Slack and your Simple In/Out account.
Once connected you can use our Slash Commands by typing in the Slack text box at the bottom of every channel. The Slash Commands are always /inout followed by the command and additional arguments.
/inout in <optional comment>
Update your Simple In/Out status to 'in' with an optional comment. Example: /inout in at the office
/inout out <optional comment>
Update your Simple In/Out status to 'out' with an optional comment. Example: /inout out left office
See our Slash Command help
If you haven't yet connected Slack and Simple In/Out, this command will provide the URL to do so.
View Simple In/Out Status Updates Inside Slack
To send Simple In/Out status updates into a Slack channel of your choice, you must belong to the Administrator role.
Simply log into simpleinout.com using your email/password. Then click on Settings in the upper-right, followed by Integrations on the left. From there, click the Add to Slack button. This will take you to Slack to choose your channel and grant Simple In/Out permission to add messages. After this is configured, you'll be all set.
A special note about the formatting. When using the Add to Slack button, the format of the messages inside of Slack will carry the name Simple In/Out and have our icon (this is required by Slack). If you wish to have the user images instead of the Simple In/Out icon, you can do this by using our custom Web Hooks instead. Within Slack's integration, you can create a web hook and Slack will provide you with a URL. If you paste that URL into Simple In/Out's Web Hooks, we'll send those messages with the user's images.
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