Slack can get chaotic when you’re in a lot of channels and get notifications for all of them.
This is how I organize Slack so it’s a little less distracting.
- Organize your channels with custom sections. I use the following categories with custom emojis for each:
- Wider team
- Mute channels you want/need to be in but do not need notifications for.
- Use naming conventions for channels. These are some helpful prefixes I use:
- Connect GitHub to Slack. Pull requests (PR) are a big part of my day. This Slack + GitHub integration sends you a Slack ping for when you get a GitHub notifications. It’s nice to not have to keep GitHub or email open just for PR notifications.