When a Card is shared in a Slack channel, all users will be able to see that a Card from Guru has been shared. Users with access to that Card can open it directly within Slack and users without access to that Card will get a message explaining their access limitations.

Ways to Post a Card in Slack

There are two different ways to post a Card in Slack, both with different appearances when posted. The methods will be discussed below.

Card Preview in Slack: Card Hyperlink

The first method of posting a Card in Slack is pasting a Card link directly into a Slack message.

  • When you post a Guru Card hyperlink into Slack, it will show a preview regardless if the Guru app is added to the channel or not.

  • The preview will be controlled by the permissions of the person posting the link, similar to the function of Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

  • Those with access will be able to click View Card and view the content of the Card in Slack. They can also open the Card in their Guru web app by selecting Open Card in Guru.

    Below is an example of a Card preview when a link is posted in a channel:


💡 Tip

Because link unfurls are attached to the permissions of the person posting the link, when posting a link you can choose to remove the Card preview from your Slack message.


Card Preview in Slack: Posting with Slash Command

The second method of posting a Card is via the search command /guru, which allows you to search your Guru instance for a term and post the desired Card directly into a Slack channel.

  • When a Card is posted using the command /guru, the Card preview will not be posted.

  • Those with access will be able to click View Card and view the content of the Card in Slack. They can also open the Card in their Guru web app by selecting Open Card in Guru.

Below is an example of what a Card posted using the Guru Slack command will look like:


✍️ Note

Regardless of how the Card is posted, any Guru users who do not have permission to see the Card will see this notification when they click View Card:


Manage User permissions to allow all Slack users to see a Card:

If a team wants all the members of their Slack team to be able to view the content of Guru Cards they need to:

  1. Give the default "All Members" group access to the Collection that the Card lives in.
    OR

  2. Give the default "All Members" group access to the Board the Card lives in via Board Permissions.
    OR

  3. Send a Public Card (all Slack users would not need to have Guru access in this case).


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