At a Glance
The UserTesting integration for Slack allows teams to share updates for launched tests and informative insights like videos and highlight reels with colleagues over internal Slack channels.
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- Receive Test Updates
- Unfurl UserTesting Links
- Enable Slack integration
- Disabling the Slack Integration
UserTesting is integrated with Slack, the productivity chat application used and loved by many. If you and your team use Slack, you can:
Receive Test Updates
When you are creating a test you can select a Slack channel to receive instant updates, including when a test has been launched and when it is completed.
Unfurl UserTesting Links
When you paste the UserTesting URL in Slack, details "unfurl” to automatically display the test name and other pertinent information with members of that channel. This provides a summary of the content so that they understand what they are viewing before clicking on the link.
You can also share interesting and informative insights with members of your team while you're in UserTesting viewing a video, clip, or highlight reel. While using the video player, click the share icon, then select Share from the menu. A modal will appear where you can type the Slack channel name where you want to share the video.
Please note that since the share via Slack feature is available in the video player, you can only share videos, clips, or highlight reels this way. Whole studies, including affiliated sessions, can only be shared by pasting the URL directly into Slack.
Enable Slack integration
To enable the Slack integration, you must be a UserTesting Admin. First, make sure that you are logged into Slack on your web browser. (Please note that you must be on the web browser version of Slack, not the desktop app, to enable the integration.)
You can enable the Slack integration in one of the following ways listed below:
From the Integrations Page by clicking the Connect button for Slack. To get to this page, please open your dropdown menu and select Settings.
- Within the UserTesting video player by clicking the share icon, then choosing Share from the menu. Type the Slack channel name where you want to share the video.
- From the Slack Channel picker when creating a test by clicking the Notify button.
You will then see a popup asking you to authorize the integration with your Slack account. If you are the first in your organization to do this, you'll see a message directing you to contact your administrator to install the UserTesting app for Slack.
In the authorization popup, choose a channel where notifications from UserTesting can be sent and click the Allow button.
After completing authorization, you will be able to click on the share button in the UserTesting video player to post the video to a Slack channel you select. You can also start pasting URLs directly into Slack to display relevant details automatically.
Disabling the Slack Integration
If you want to turn the Slack integration off for your account, open your account dropdown menu, select Settings, and then the Integrations tab.
Click the Disconnect button for the UserTesting Slack App.
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