Using the RootLo app in Slack - RootLo

Using the RootLo app in Slack

Are you a workspace admin looking for setup instructions? Read our admin setup guide here.

Welcome to the RootLo directory πŸ‘‹πŸ». As a member of your workspace you have access to the RootLo map – a cool way to visualize your entire team on a world map! The Map breathes life into globally distributed teams – making it simple to connect with peers. To get the most out of RootLo, check out a few helpful tips below πŸ‘‡. Oh and if you have any questions, send them our way to help@rootlo.com.


Using the RootLo Map feature

Setting yourself up to display on the RootLo map is an easy task. Important to note!: πŸ“ the map feature works different ways when using RootLo on a free versus paid Slack plan.

A paid Slack workspace allows you to define your location at the city level (more specific) while a free Slack workspace allows you to define your location at the time zone level (less specific).

Not interested in sharing your specific location? Not a problem. Simply leave the location fields blank and RootLo will default to displaying your profile at a random location within your specified time zone.

Important to note!: πŸ“ It may take up to 24 hours to see profile changes reflected on the RootLo Map.

If you are a member within a free Slack workspace

Moving to a new location? Congrats! Simply update your Slack profile time zone field and your display on the RootLo map will be updated as well.

Important to note!: πŸ“ It may take up to 24 hours to see profile changes reflected on the RootLo Map.


What else can I do with RootLo?

RootLo “slash” commands

Aside from the map there are other ways you can use RootLo within your Slack channels. See our available “slash” commands below, run them in any channel to try them out.

Time Zone Command πŸ•

Try running /rootlo time in any of your Slack channels. You’ll be able to see the current time and time zone of all the channel’s members!Β 

Use case: trying to decide which team member to reach regarding an immediate need, but aren’t sure who is within working hours?Β Run the RootLo Time Command!

This works in any channel, private and direct message channels too.

RootLo Map Command πŸ—ΊοΈ

Try running /rootlo map in any of your Slack channels. You’ll be able to view a unique version of the RootLo map showing only the members of that channel.

Use case: You’re working with a specific team in an isolated channel and don’t need to see the entire workforce/community. Run the /rootlo map command in that channel and the map will display, featuring only that team.

Well done! πŸ†

You’ve updated your information and learned how to use our current “slash” commands.

Do you have ideas for other tools we can help build for your Slack community? Send us your idea at help@rootlo.com, we’d love to hear your feedback.

If you have any questions, have encountered problems, or need help

Reach out to us at help@rootlo.com.

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