New Feature in Slack: How to Post a Bug in a Channel

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A new feature was released in Slack, and we were of course excited to write a ‘How-to’ article about it. It is the ability to post a reported bug directly in a channel. However, it may be possible to want to modify where a project’s bug is sent.  Therefore, Lean Testing has come up with a simple guide to change the channel in which bugs are posted in your Slack client. We have provided 5 steps to summarize how to benefit from this new feature.

Step 1

Access the following URL, where “organization” is the name of your organization on Slack:


Screenshot, Step 1

Step 2

Next, click on the “XX Configured” button beside the “Incoming WebHooks”. Every integration made by your organization will come up in a new screen.


Screenshot, Step 2

Step 3

Step 3 involves you clicking on the integration that you want to modify. As can be seen in the screenshot below, find the integration that you would like to change and click on the corresponding arrow on the right hand side of the screen.


Screenshot, Step 3

Step 4

Within the “Integration settings” section, click the “Post to channel” drop down menu and select the new channel that you want your bugs to be posted and reported in. As can be seen, messages that are sent to the incoming webhook will be posted there.


Screenshot, Step 4

Step 5

Finally, the last step involves you clicking the “Save Settings” button at the bottom of the screen to save the options that you have selected.


Screenshot, Step 5

Reported bugs will be posted in the channel that you want for the selected integration. All in all, we hope that these steps will help you utilize this new feature in Slack. Let us know how the process went for you in the comments below.



Simon is the founder of Crowdsourced Testing. After 10 years in interactive software development, he set his sights on building a world-class crowdsourcing platform to facilitate the software testing process for developers.