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 +# Slack
  
 +The RSA Sustainability network use [Slack](https://​slack.com) as its main online system. The key features are:
 +
 +* channels for general chat among network members, and for work in sub-groups around topics or projects. These may be public and open to everyone in the network, or private to a group.
 +* direct messaging one-to-one or in small ad hoc groups
 +* file uploads and blog posts
 +
 +We encourage everyone to use Slack so we have a shared common space. Slack is easy to use on mobile devices, and you can set up email notifications to alert you to conversations.
 +
 +* [The official Getting Started guide to using Slack](https://​get.slack.help/​hc/​en-us/​articles/​218080037-Getting-started-for-new-users)
 +* [Getting started checklist](https://​get.slack.help/​hc/​en-us/​articles/​217626328-Onboarding-checklist-for-new-users)
 +* [All Slack Help](https://​get.slack.help/​hc/​en-us/​categories/​200111606-Using-Slack)
 +* [What is Slack and how does it work? From Pocket-lint](http://​www.pocket-lint.com/​news/​136472-what-is-slack-and-how-does-it-work)
 +
 +## Our Quick Start tips
 +
 +### Sign in
 +Sign in at [https://​rsasustainability.slack.com/​](https://​rsasustainability.slack.com/​) if you have an invite, or email networks@rsa.org.uk for an invite for yourself or someone you recommend.
 +
 +Choose something like firstnamelastname for your username so people can recognise you easily. Add a photo or other image to your profile.
 +
 +[Review the getting started checklist](https://​get.slack.help/​hc/​en-us/​articles/​217626328-Onboarding-checklist-for-new-users) for some introductory videos
 +
 +![Signup](../​uploads/​slack.jpg)
 +
 +### Download Slack apps
 +While you can use Slack through your web browser, it is better with desktop and mobile apps.
 +* [Desktop apps here](https://​slack.com/​downloads/​)
 +* [iOS app link and help](https://​get.slack.help/​hc/​en-us/​articles/​208401947-Slack-for-iOS)
 +* [Android app link and help](https://​get.slack.help/​hc/​en-us/​articles/​207691318-Slack-for-Android)
 +
 +### Look around
 +Here's what Slack looks like on the desktop - example from Sustainability network
 +
 +![Slack desktop](../​uploads/​slackscreen1.jpg)
 +
 +* You can be signed in to more than one Slack team, and these will show up on the left
 +* Channels and direct message options will highlight if there are messages
 +* Profiles and notification preferences are at the top. You can set yourself as away
 +* Add files with + at the left of the message slot. You can also add a blog post if your message is a long one (desktop only)
 +* View files top right. You can also find a directory of members there.
 +
 +### When you are ready
 +* Look through messages to get an idea of people'​s interests, then introduce yourself
 +* Join any of the channels that interest you. You are automatically subscribed to #general
 +* Check you have set up notifications to suit your preferences - [details here](https://​get.slack.help/​hc/​en-us/​articles/​201895138-Set-up-Slack-notifications)
 +* Get to know people!
 +
 +### A few others tips
 +* If you hit return while in the message slot, your message will be published. To create paragraphs use shift + return
 +* Adding @ before a username in a message will send them an alert. @channel alerts everyone. Please use sparingly.
 +* You can edit messages - mouse over the message in desktop to get message actions, touch and hold outside text on mobile
 +* You can star messages to keep track of important ones
 +* Add Google docs rather than uploading Word docs if you want people to read in the app rather than download. You can do this by pasting a URL into the message area
 +* Use + beside Direct messages to add one or more people to a private conversation. This allows you to create private small ad hoc groups rather than setting up a channel
 +* [More tips here from The Next Web](http://​thenextweb.com/​insider/​2015/​08/​11/​the-ultimate-guide-to-doing-anything-in-slack/​)
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