How to use Slack with Orbital - Orbital

Use Slackbots to create galaxy reminders

Slackbots are a great way to make sure your galaxy is always available to your team.


Trigger: “Orbital galaxy”

Response: Are you looking for your galaxy link? 🪐


Trigger: “Conference room pin”

Response: The conference room is at

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Set reminders for watercooler chat or meetings

Keep your team talking and feeling connected by setting Slack reminders to hop into the galaxy.

/remind #general “Time for a catchup! How’s your day? Let us know at the Break Area pin now.” every day at 3:15pm

Feeling creative? You can set several reminders about different topics.

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Keep your Orbital galaxy handy by setting Slack reminders for standup and other meetings.

/remind #general “Standup time! We’ll be in the galaxy.” every day at 9:45pm

Create pins for projects, departments and topics

Create a pin for a team, project, or topic and add it to your channel descriptions so it’s always there to hop into.

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Add an Orbital Workspace custom field

Add a custom field to your Slack profiles, and link it to your private office pin.

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Let people know when you're available

When you’re available to chat in the galaxy, change your status so people know where to find you.

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Looking for more tips on how to onboard your team? Check out our full Onboarding Toolkit.

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