How To Play Music In Slack Huddle

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As an avid music enthusiast and regular Slack user, I was delighted to come across the feature of playing music during Slack huddles. It brings a fresh and enjoyable atmosphere to our team’s virtual meetings. This article will guide you through the steps of playing music in Slack huddles and offer some personal suggestions and techniques.

Getting Started

To play music in a Slack huddle, you’ll need a music bot integration. One popular choice is the “Jukebot” app, which allows you to create a playlist and control the music playback right from within Slack. To add Jukebot to your workspace, follow these steps:

  1. Open Slack and go to the workspace where you want to add Jukebot.
  2. Click on the “Apps” tab in the left sidebar.
  3. Search for “Jukebot” and click on the app.
  4. Click on the “Add to Slack” button.
  5. Follow the prompts to authorize the integration and grant necessary permissions.
  6. Once Jukebot is installed, you can access it by typing “/jukebot” in any channel or direct message.

Creating a Playlist

Now that you have Jukebot installed, it’s time to create a playlist. Here’s how:

  1. Type “/jukebot” in the channel or direct message where you want to play music.
  2. Click on the “Create a playlist” button.
  3. Give your playlist a name and click “Create”.
  4. You can add songs to your playlist by searching for them using the “/jukebot” command followed by the song name or artist.
  5. To add a song, simply click on the “Add” button next to the song in the search results.
  6. You can also add songs from Spotify by pasting the Spotify URL into the chat.
  7. Once you’ve added some songs, you can rearrange their order by clicking and dragging the songs in the playlist.

Controlling the Music Playback

Playing and controlling the music in Slack huddles is easy with Jukebot. Here are some commands you can use:

  • /jukebot play – Starts playback of the playlist.
  • /jukebot pause – Pauses the playback.
  • /jukebot next – Skips to the next song in the playlist.
  • /jukebot previous – Skips to the previous song in the playlist.
  • /jukebot shuffle – Shuffles the order of the songs in the playlist.
  • /jukebot volume [0-100] – Adjusts the volume of the music.

Feel free to experiment with these commands and find the perfect soundtrack for your Slack huddles.

Personal Touches and Commentary

Playing music in Slack huddles has become a cherished tradition among my team. We take turns curating playlists that reflect our moods, tastes, and inside jokes. It’s amazing how a well-chosen song can bring us closer together, even when we’re physically apart.

One tip I have is to encourage everyone in your team to contribute to the playlist. This allows everyone to share their favorite songs and discover new music. It’s a great way to bond and learn more about each other’s musical preferences.

Conclusion

Playing music in Slack huddles adds a touch of excitement and personalization to your team’s virtual gatherings. With Jukebot and a curated playlist, you can create the perfect background music for your chats, brainstorming sessions, or just to lighten the mood. So go ahead, get your team grooving, and enjoy the power of music in Slack!