Go to the Broadcast Page
Navigate to the Broadcasts Page and click
Create button at the top right.
Set a Title
The title will not be sent to the channels, it’s only for you to sort through sent Broadcasts later.
Write your Message
Slack message etiquette is very different from other mediums like Email. When writing your Broadcast, follow the following tips:
- Keep it Short
- Use Emojis
- Attach an Image or Link
Type your message into the text editor on the left, and see a preview of the message on the right. We currently support the following message content types:
|Bold||Bold the text||⌘B|
|Italic||Italicize the text||⌘I|
|Add code formatting|
|Link||Add a link whose image can optionally be unfurled|
|Emoji 🙂||Add an emoji||🌐|
|Header||Add a header|
|Subheader||Add a subheader|
|Image||Add an image|
|This will insert the personalized Account Name of the company into the message|
|This will tag the Pylon bot into the message. Useful when enabling Pylon and broadcasting usage instructions|
Emojis can be added either as raw emojis like 🎉 or raw string form like
:tada:. Custom emojis are supported via the latter method like
Show or Hide Link Preview
When you send links on Slack, a link preview image is typically shown below your messsage. You can manually enable or disable this preview after adding a link to the message.
The Link Preview is everything to the right of the grey bar under main message
You can choose to send the broadcast either as yourself or the company.
Select your Audience
A preview of what Slack channels your Broadcast will be sent to is always visible on the right under the Message Preview. There are two top-level filters you can use to choose who to send a broadcast to based on:
- Account Ownership
- Channel Tags
The first audience filter is choosing to send to
All Accounts vs
Your Accounts. You own an account if you are the
Account Owner. You can see
and edit this information on the
Deselect a Channel
There may be instances where you want to send to all channels that have a tag, except for some. To achieve this, first filter by the channel tag, then click on the channel on the right under the preview message.
After sending your Broadcast, Pylon will live track all engagements on your messages across all channels including link clicks, reactions, and replies. These can be viewed in Pylon, or made easily visible in Slack for others to see as well.
You can select to have a feed of engagement notifications to be sent to you or to a public channel for others to see as well.
What the engagement notifications look like in Slack
Sending the Broadcast
Always send a preview before sending a Broadcast to ensure the message sends with correct formatting. Broadcasts cannot be unsent.
Send a Preview
Once your message is ready to be sent, send a preview by clicking the
Send Preview Button at the bottom of the modal, to the left of the
Send Button. You’ll be able to select whether to send the preview to yourself
or to a channel.
If your preview looks good, click the
Send button next to the
bottom. You’ll get a confirmation before the Broadcast gets sent.