Slack Integration - Post ticket updates to thread
We have a channel in Slack where we have the Slack integration posting for new tickets. We would also like to ticket updates/comments posted in that channel too, but the current implementation where every update is a separate post in the channel is a bit too spammy, so we're probably going to have to turn it off.
It would be fantastic if there was an option to have updates to tickets go straight into a thread on the initial "ticket created" post. To be clear – we're not talking about side-conversations here, just the typical ticket update posts that are sent to Slack via the bot when you have that setting enabled.
Any chance of seeing something like that added as an option?
Hey Joel Watson,
Thanks for your feedback. We're currently working on some enhancements to the way that Slack notifications work and this feedback is very useful.
To better understand this, is your expectation that every subsequent update for a ticket is attached to a thread from the original or first post? Should these notifications still appear as a new message in the channel (as per Slack's 'Also send to #channel' when replying to a thread)?
Hi Joel and Sean,
Would this feature enhancement enable something similar in Google Chat (Spaces) - am guessing not but was just searching for something similar and came across this very new thread,
Am following to see the updates as Slack would be an option .. We used it for the same thing a few years ago but found similar results, a little too spammy, so we switch to just triggering the webhook for GChat on open/close of tickets
To better understand this, is your expectation that every subsequent update for a ticket is attached to a thread from the original or first post?
Yes, that's right. You would be able to click into the thread and see each of the typical ZD ticket update posts in that thread.
Should these notifications still appear as a new message in the channel (as per Slack's 'Also send to #channel' when replying to a thread)?
I would love for this to be an option you could enable. My preference would be that this would only happen if a ticket is updated after some customizable period of time (e.g., N days after last update).
Just here to say that our team is also looking for this feature and wanted to add our interest in this being developed :)
Currently I have a trigger to push ticket updates to a channel. This seems to auto-thread the message as indicated by "ZendeskAPP replied to a thread:" but it also posts it to the channel itself.
Is it possible to toggle the also post to channel so that update responses are only in the thread? I would like to keep the channel more clear.
I would also like to know if its possible to set the reaction emoji both for the message in thread as well as the parent message.
The use case I'm looking for is creating a message on issue, keeping the updates in thread and also visually indicating status of thread by modifying reaction emoji's on the parent.
Hey J. Greg Williams,
Thank you for your feedback. When we introduced Slack notifications in triggers, we retained the default behaviour of posting to the channel to align to the existing notification service, while also threading conversations to support better contextual history.
Based on the use case you've shared, it sounds like you'd like the option to toggle within the trigger whether a notification should have a channel notification in addition to a thread response; unless it is the first reply?
@... That's right. My initial post was also about that – having every update posted as a new post to the channel (even if you're also threading them) is too spammy. We just want one post for each ticket that's opened with a thread containing the responses so people can follow along if they want.
This is definitely needed as it causes an inordinate amount of spam in the channel to post the thread data to the channel when we're just adding notes from a thread.
Is it possible to post in different slack channels based on the trigger? I had to implement an integration with Slack through Zapier to get notifications in different channels based on certain conditions in triggers (SLAs for specific groups)
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