CodeStream brings Slack into VS Code
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The latest update to CodeStream for VS Code (v0.14.0) allows you to connect your Slack workspace to a CodeStream team. Instead of creating a new, separate set of channels and DMs on CodeStream, you’ll have access all of your existing Slack channels and DMs. Start chatting with your teammates right away, even before you’ve invited them to CodeStream, because they’ll be receiving your messages on Slack… just as if you had posted them from Slack yourself!

Posting a comment or question about code works the same way it always has. Select some code, then “Add CodeStream comment” from the lightbulb menu, and then type your message. The only thing different now is that Slack handles the messaging. CodeStream, however, maintains the connection between the message (and any replies) and the code block, and displays the marker in your source file.

Here’s how to get started…

  • Make sure that your company doesn’t require Slack apps to be pre-approved by an admin, otherwise you won’t be able to sign into CodeStream with Slack. The CodeStream app isn’t yet in the Slack App Directory.
  • Sign-up for CodeStream.  If you’re an existing user, create a new, Slack-connected team on CodeStream by signing out (“CodeStream: Sign Out” from the VS Code command palette), and then clicking on the “Sign Up with Slack” button.
  • After signing in, you’ll immediately see all of your Slack channels and DMs listed on the channel switcher.
  • Click on the “Invite People to CodeStream” link on the channel switcher to get a shareable invitation URL.

This is just a starting point for CodeStream’s Slack integration, and we hope to evolve things rapidly based on your feedback. Don’t hesitate to share that feedback with us via GitHub issues, on Twitter @teamcodestream, or via email at support@codestream.com.

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