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How do I receive prototype notifications in Slack?

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Keep your entire team in the loop by pushing InVision prototype updates to Slack.

You can also share screens from Studio to Slack with the Slack Studio App, available now via the Studio App Store Beta.

Before you start

Before you begin, here are a few things to note:

  • You must be a Slack administrator to add the plugin from Slack's App Directory.
  • Currently, you can't receive notifications for prototypes published via Studio. To receive notifications for a Studio prototype, you'll need to export your screens from Studio and upload them to a new InVision Cloud prototype.
  • If you installed the plugin from Slack's App Directory, you still need to follow the individual setup instructions for authorizing InVision to send updates to Slack.
  • For more information and frequently asked questions about InVision for Slack, check out this article: How do I integrate Slack with InVision?

Authorizing InVision with Slack

You must authorize each prototype you want to receive Slack notifications for.

Note: If you've already authorized InVision to share screens from that specific prototype, you don't have to complete these setup instructions.

To authorize InVision:

  1. Sign in to your InVision Cloud account and navigate to the Projects page.
  2. Open the desired prototype and, at the top of the page, click the ••• (more) icon.
  3. Click Slack Configuration, and then click Connect to Slack.
  4. If you're not signed in, sign in to your Slack workspace.
  5. In the Post to drop-down, select the desired channel. You can add more channels later.
  6. Click Authorize.

After InVision has been authorized with Slack, the web page will return to InVision Cloud so you can set the activity preferences for this prototype.

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Choosing activity preferences

Once you've connected Slack to your prototype, you can adjust the types of activity sent to Slack.

To adjust the activity preferences:

  1. Open your prototype and, at the top of the page, click the ••• (more) icon.
  2. Click Slack configuration.
  3. Check the boxes for the activities you want sent to Slack.
  4. Click Done.

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All of the links sent to Slack will have standard reviewer permissions. Those permissions include:

  • Commenting allowed
  • All screens viewable
  • Anonymous viewing allowed 

Changing the Slack channel

To change the Slack channel where prototype activity is posted:

  1. Open your prototype and, at the top of the page, click the ••• (more) icon.
  2. Click Slack Configuration.
  3. In the pop-up modal, click Change Channel.
  4. If you've previously authorized channels, you will see them here. If not, click Add another channel.
  5. In the Post to drop-down, select the desired channel and click Authorize.
    Note: When authorizing a channel, you cannot authorize private channels that you are not a member of.

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Note: Currently, you cannot deauthorize or remove a single channel. You will need to remove the InVision app from Slack and reauthorize the channels you want to include.

Turning updates on or off

You can toggle activity notifications on or off for a specific prototype without disconnecting Slack from InVision.

To toggle activity:

  1. Open your prototype and, at the top of the page, click the ••• (more) icon.
  2. Click Slack Configuration.
  3. To the right of the channel name, click the toggle. When the toggle is green and right aligned, activity updates will appear Slack.

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