Create a post or comment

Create a Post or Comment

Creating new content in your Tightknit companion site is as simple as sending messages in Slack!

Posts

Once a Slack channel has been connected to a Tightknit Feed, all new messages sent within that channel are synced to the Tightknit companion site as posts.

The Tightknit bot will respond with a notification that your post is now synced and link to the post in the Tightknit companion site. This feature can be disabled in Feed settings.

The bot notification in Slack will be a non-public ephemeral message if Quiet Mode is enabled.

New Slack message

New community post

The Tightknit companion site post will respect the posted date of the original Slack message. All posts contain a permalink back to the original Slack message.

Title and Slug

The post title and URL slug are automatically generated using AI. If you prefer a different title or slug, you can edit it using the message shortcut.

Comments

Any replies on a synced Slack message are synced to the Tightknit companion site as comments on the post.

New Slack reply

New community comment

The Tightknit companion site comment will respect the posted date of the original Slack message. All comments contain a permalink back to the original Slack message.

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Tightknit treats all top-level Slack messages as posts in the Tightknit companion site and all replies as comments. When responding to someone in a Slack channel, it is recommended to always reply in the message thread. Otherwise, consecutive top-level messages will each create distinct posts in the Tightknit companion site without context of each other.

Message Shortcut: Sync a Message to the Tightknit Companion Site

Let's say you have a Slack message that is not synced to the Tightknit companion site. Perhaps it is a message sent prior to your Tightknit installation date, or maybe it was previously synced but a user removed it from the Tightknit companion site using the message shortcut.

You can simply re-sync it to the Tightknit companion site using the Tightknit message shortcut.

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Using the message shortcut will sync the entire message thread at once, including the post, commments, file attachments, emoji reactions, etc.

@Mentions and Tags

Tightknit will convert most @mention and tags within the body of a message to the equivalent name and link within the Tightknit companion site.

Slack @mentionTightknit display textTightknit link
@UserBy default, uses the Slack profile full name. Please contact Support if you need a different name display style.User profile page
#Channel• If channel has connected Feed: Feed name
• If no connected Feed: channel name (text only, no link)
• If private channel: 🔒[private feed] (text only, no link)
Feed page
@User groupName of group (text only, no link)
@here,
@channel,
@everyone
Text only, no link

User and Channel tags in Tightknit companion site content will be dynamically updated if the associated name changes in Slack.

Slack MessageTightknit Post
Slack @mention and tagsCommunity @mention and tags

Messages from Bot Users

Posts and comments by bot users will only be synced to the Tightknit companion site if the bot user has been configured to allow posting in the Feed.

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Known Limitation: Slack bots that send only Block Kit UI for their messages are not supported. Tightknit will only sync the text of a Slack message. If you are seeing issues with bot messages in your Tightknit companion site, please contact Support.

Limitations

  • Emojis currently have limited support within post and comment bodies. Custom emojis are unsupported and will appear in :colon: text form.