Connect Slack With Help Scout: Get Notifications in Slack

Slack brings all your team communications into a central hub. In addition to group chat and instant messaging, Slack integrates with many of the services you use every day and posts automatic updates in a channel (similar to a room) of your choice.

The Slack integration allows you to post events from Help Scout (new chat received, new conversations, customer replies, etc) instantly to the channel or person of your choice. You can even map different mailboxes to different channels. Each event will have a link to the conversation in question and an @mention of the person assigned when possible. Check out the snapshot below to see how it will look in action:

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Activation Instructions

Log in to your Help Scout account. Head to Manage > Apps > Slack and click on Install App. If you have a previous version installed, please uninstall it first.

If prompted, log back in to your Slack account and then click the green Install button. 

Under the integration settings in Help Scout, select which events you'd like to post to Slack, then select a channel for each mailbox. Click on Save before moving to another tab. 

Not seeing your Slack channel listed? Newly created channels can take up to 2 hours to be displayed in the Channel menu(s).

Once you've saved your settings, head to the Mentions tab where you can map your Help Scout Users to their usernames in Slack. Simply toggle the Mentions Enabled button on, and start selecting your teammates' Slack usernames from the drop-down menus. Make sure to hit the Save button. 

Keep in mind that only conversations assigned to a User will trigger @mentions in Slack. To receive notifications for a new Unassigned conversation, select a User from the New Conversation @mention menu for that specific individual to receive New Conversation alerts in Slack. 

Note: At this time, it is only possible to link one Slack team/domain per Help Scout account.

Uninstall Old Version

If you previously installed the Help Scout <> Slack integration, you'll need to uninstall the old version before moving forward.

In your Slack Workspace, head to Manage Apps and open any existing Help Scout apps (name may contain the word "legacy"). Click Remove App to uninstall. 

Back in Help Scout, head to Manage > Apps > Slack and click the white Uninstall App button.
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