Using The Slack Integration

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Important: In order to use Highfive's Slack integration, it will need to be configured and enabled for your company first. Your Highfive administrator can follow the steps outline here to complete this: Integrating Slack with Highfive 

 

Integrating Highfive with Slack allows you to:

  • Initiate a Highfive meeting from Slack by dropping a Highfive video call invitation into a Slack channel or DM with a user without leaving Slack.
    • By using the Slack Calls phone button (additional setup required).
    • By using a dedicated Highfive slash command.
  • Invite Slack channels and users to a meeting while in Highfive.

 

 

Initiating Highfive Meetings From Slack

 

Currently chatting with someone in Slack and want to get on a Highfive video call with them instead?

 

Use the Slack Calls phone button

 

Note: This option requires some additional configuration by your Slack Admin. Instructions available here

 

  1. Open Slack and enter a group channel or direct chat.



  2. Click the Slack Calls phone button
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  3. You will automatically join a Highfive meeting. Your Slack username will be the name of the call unless you are in a public Slack channel, in which case the name of the channel will be used.
  4. Your guest(s) simply need to click on With video or By phone to join. 
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Use the Highfive slash command

 

  1. Open Slack and enter a group channel or direct chat.



  2. Type /highfive followed by a space and the name of the meeting you wish to create.



    Note: /highfive is the default slash command that we provide in our instructions to set up the Slack integration. If it does not work, check with your Highfive Admin as they may have used something different.
  3. Hit Enter.
  4. Highfive! You and the individual(s) that you're chatting with on Slack can click on the same link to join the Highfive video call you've created.

 

Inviting Slack Channels And Users From Highfive

 

Forgot to invite someone to your Highfive call or decided you needed them to join last-minute? You can invite your colleagues by sending them a Slack message to join your call from Highfive!

 

  1. While in a Highfive call, click the + button to open the Invite panel.
    • If it is your first time using the Slack integration from Highfive, you will need to click Add Slack.

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    • Next, you'll be taken through the Slack sign-in flow.

    • Click the Authorize button to complete the process.

  2. In the Invite People text field, start typing out the name of your Slack user or channel.
  3. Select the auto-populated user or channel you wish to invite.
  4. Click the Send Invite button.

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  5. The user or channel that you have invited will receive a message similar to the following:

  6. To join your meeting, your invitee(s) simply needs to click on the name of your call.

 

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