Set up Slack integration for Mind Doodle. This capability enables instant messaging support between Mind Doodle and Slack to improve team communication.
Who can set up this integration?
Our Slack integration can only be set up by someone who is:
- Slack Admin for the chosen workspace, and
- Doodle Owner for the chosen Doodle
Set up integration
To integrate with Slack, first decide which Mind Doodle team and Doodle you’d like to use. You can create a new team or Doodle if you prefer, or open the Doodle that you want to connect with your Slack channel.
There are two ways to set up your Slack integration:
- Set up using command in Slack
- Set up from Mind Doodle using Slack workspace URL
Find the Mind Doodle App
From Slack, click “Apps” or click “+ Add apps” in the left-side panel.
Search “Mind Doodle” or browse through Slack’s app directory.
Select Mind Doodle’s app from the search results. Click ‘View’.
You will be shown the Mind Doodle page in the Slack App Directory. On the right of the page, there is a description of the app.
On the left of the page, under the Mind Doodle logo, click the green ‘Add’ button.
Select channel in Slack workspace
Use the drop-down menu to select which Slack channel you want your messages from Mind Doodle to be posted to.
You will be redirected to Mind Doodle’s profile in the Slack App Directory.
Now that the App has been installed, you will see a green ‘Open in Slack’ button where the previous ‘Add’ button was.
Click ‘Open in Slack’.
Set up using command in Slack
Return to your Slack workspace and type the following command into your direct messages with Mind Doodle’s App: /minddoodle setup
You will see the following message explaining how to proceed with the installation process:
Type: /minddoodle setup
Followed by the following:
-u and type the email address you use for Mind Doodle,
-p and type your password for Mind Doodle,
-d and type the Doodle ID, which are the numbers in the URL of your Doodle
Eg. /minddoodle setup -u [email protected] -p mypassword -d 100
After you have typed all of this, press enter.
TIP: If you do not know your “Doodle ID” you can obtain it by following the below steps:
- Login to your Mind Doodle team account.
- Open the Doodle you would like Slack to be connected with.
- Click the Doodle properties button located in the top left corner:
- Record the Doodle ID and use it within the /minddoodlle setup command.
If you have made a mistake, you will get an error message. Once you have successfully added your details, the Mind Doodle App will send you a link where you will be asked to match channels and finish the setup.
Set up from Mind Doodle using Slack workspace URL
To install the Mind Doodle App using your Slack workspace URL, complete all steps above until you reach the commands.
Instead, use your Slack URL to set up from Mind Doodle.
Click on the Slack icon in Mind Doodle, which uses the Slack logo, at the top of the screen.
This will take you to the Slack Settings page.
Click on the green ‘Enable’ button beside ‘Slack Settings’.
Enter your Slack URL and click the green ‘Save’ button.
Once this has saved, a new ‘Add to Slack’ button will appear.
Click the ‘Add to Slack’ button and you will be redirected to the Slack app page.
Approve permissions in Slack
From the Mind Doodle profile in the Slack App Directory, you will be prompted to review the app permissions as you scroll down the web page.
Click the green ‘Allow’ button at the bottom of the screen.
Return to Mind Doodle
You will be redirected to the Mind Doodle App page in Slack. To finish the integration, navigate back to Mind Doodle.
Select your Mind Doodle thread
Match up a thread in Mind Doodle with the channel in Slack.
Each idea in your Doodle has a separate chat thread, so imagine you are choosing one idea to home your Slack chats.
Use the drop-down list under the title ‘Channel’ to select the channel in Slack that you want to connect.
Then use the second drop-down list under the title ‘Idea’ to select a corresponding idea in Mind Doodle that you want to connect.
Match up user profiles on Slack and Mind Doodle to make sure everyone in your team can benefit from the Slack integration.
Firstly, check everyone in your team has access to, and a user profile set up for, both your Mind Doodle team and Slack channel
Match the person’s Slack username to their Mind Doodle username. This way, each systems can show who sent messages from either platform.
After matching the channel, idea and the users, click the green ‘Save’ button to save your changes.
Send a message in Slack or Mind Doodle as normal, and you’ll see it appear in real time on the other platform in the corresponding channel or thread.
Share media files
You can send media files, such as an images, videos and gifs, or documents and other types of files.
Whatever you send via the Mind Doodle chat will appear in your Slack chat, and vice versa.
When you tag someone from your team (eg. @username) and send a message in either Slack or Mind Doodle, both platforms will recognise this.
Emojis can be used in both Slack and Mind Doodle.
Select your emoji by clicking on the emoji icon. Scroll using your mouse or use a keyword search to find the emoji you want to use. Alternatively, use you can use keyword shortcuts for common emojis.
Regardless of which platform you are using to type your message, once your message is sent, the message and the emojis will show across both platforms.
Tasks and DMs
Once you and your team have hooked up the Slack integration, you will receive Slack notifications about task updates when other team members interact with your tasks.
You will receive task updates via direct messages in Slack. These include:
- When a task you created is moved across the task board by another team member (eg. to ‘Completed’)
- When a task you created has been assigned to another team member
- When a new task has been assigned to you by another team member
For helpful reminders and information when using our application in Slack, you can use these slash commands:
To provide feedback, use the command /minddoodle feedback and type your feedback, then press enter.