Utilize Slack integration to share editions

Boost engagement with distribution to Slack – meeting readers where they are.

⭐ Slack integration requires an upgrade from the Essential Package. Review our packages here.

Distribute updates from Axios HQ to Slack with our integration. Simply send your HQ emails as usual, and then share them to Slack channels instantly to meet your team where they are. 

Connecting to Slack

💡How it works: 

  1. If you are an Axios HQ Owner or Admin, navigate to Settings > Integrations, and click “Connect” on Slack:
  2. It will redirect to a page where the user must allow Axios HQ access to their Slack workspace. At some orgs, the user will need to request admin approval from this page to continue.
  3. Once connected, the user is redirected back to "Integrations" and should see Slack under their “Connected Apps”:

Sharing to Slack

Org owners and admins, and series senders can share sent editions to Slack.

There are three ways to share to Slack: 

  1. Right after sending an edition
  2. Via the three-dot menu on the Sent tab
  3. Via sent edition view

💡How it works: 

1. Share right after sending an edition by selecting ‘Share to Slack’ from the send confirmation pop-up. 

2. Share via the three-dot menu on the Sent tab.

3. Share via sent edition view. 

4. Once ‘Share to Slack’ is selected a modal will open where users can select to share as Axios HQ or yourself and choose multiple public and private channels to share to. 
  • Orgs that have not opted out of AI features can generate a Smart Brevitized summary of their edition by clicking “Generate summary” (this may take up to 20 seconds). 
  • Users can edit the message that will be posted within the preview. Users can add an image to their post by selecting from any of the featured images in the edition.

5. Select ‘Share to Slack’ to post the message as Axios HQ to the selected public and private channels. Readers can opt to read the full edition on the web by clicking ‘Click to read.’ 

Connecting to Slack to share as yourself 

  • Navigate to "Settings" > "My Profile." Under "Your integrations" hit "Connect your account."

  • Hit "Allow" to give Axios HQ permission to access your Slack workspace. 

  • Once connected, your access will say "Can send messages as @yourself" 

Restrict sharing from selected series

Owners and admins can restrict sharing from certain series or enable sharing for all series. 

  • Owners and admins can navigate to "Settings" > "Integrations." 
  • Click the ⚙️ icon to manage settings. 
  • Switch the toggle on and select the series that can be shared to Slack. 

❗Sharing from all series is on by default. 


Does the message get posted as HQ or myself?

You can post as Axios HQ or yourself. View instructions here to connect your Slack to post as yourself. 

Can we format messages (bold, italics, etc.)?

Slack messages do not support bold or italic formatting

Does HQ support sharing to private channels?

Yes, you can now share to private channels! In order to start sharing to private channels, admins must re-sync the integration. Admins can navigate to "Settings" > "Integrations" and hit the resync icon.

Can I share to Slack without sending the communication via email first?

You’ll only be able to share to Slack for sent editions because a link to the edition isn’t generated until it is sent.

Can I add images to my message?

Yes! You can share the featured image to Slack. 

Can I schedule a Slack message?

Not at this time but we’ll consider it in the future.

Can I set default channels for sharing?

Not at this time but we’ll consider it in the future.

Do one-offs support sending messages to Slack?

Not at this time but we’ll consider it in the future.

Will I be able to see if an edition has been posted to Slack?

Not at this time but we’ll consider it in the future.

Can I see analytics (reactions, threads, etc.) from Slack?

Currently, you cannot. Users can leverage existing link analytics to see views from the web.

Can you tag @here in a message?

Tagging @here or @ a specific user will not come through as having tagged the handle, but it is something we're exploring for the future.

Can I share past editions to Slack?

Yes! Just share to Slack via the 3-dot menu on the Sent tab or from the sent edition view.

Can I share cards to Slack?

No, these integrations only support sharing full editions.

Who can read links shared to Slack?

This depends on the chosen link access settings for the relevant series: recipients only, recipients + current audience, or anyone with the link.

Can I include an emoji in my post?

Yes! You can manually add emoji, or for Slack you can use the :emoji-name: convention and it will post with the corresponding emoji.


Have any questions or feedback? 

Feel free to reach out to your Account Manager or help@axioshq.com with any questions. You can also submit feedback directly to our Product team here