slash commands are a must-have
Slash commands for just about every type of function are a must have. They are familiar and easy to use without having to touch your mouse, they are UI-agnostic. Admittedly not terribly discoverable – but the UI is even worse, as their is no real option for auto-completion of UI elements, now is there?
We’re updating our command library all the time, so keep checking the menu in the command box to see what’s new by typing / or @.
David Millar commented
@suphatra and @warren I agree with Tejay, it would be great to have the few ready-to-ship commands sooner than waiting for them all to be done. Can't you guys agile harder?
Tejay Cardon commented
@suphatra. Are you familiar with the concept of a minimal viable product? Please don't make us wait for you to get all the commands. Release them a few at a time. Maybe start with:
1. /join and /leave
2. /invite /kick
3. /away /here /offline
6. start adding ones that are more unique to Teams
And early on, make custom slash commands an option as that implementation can be the basis for the built in slash commands. Then, I can add any command I want.
J Copeland commented
hope you guys put in /dance
this is extremely important.
Matt Peterson commented
Will this support custom /slashcommand integrations?
(Slack currently has this, and is the main thing holding me back from switching to Teams)
Joe C commented
This is a great feature and similar to the short key glossary, one can be created for the slash commands....
Júlio Campos commented
I want to test!
Caleb Copper commented
I know that the ":" command pulls up emoji, so maybe they create another ":" command for giphy!
David Graham commented
I'd like to see slash commands also added to the sdk
Cary Schweitzer commented
Others have listed some good ones.. I'd also add these.
/giphy <<Search Term Here>>
/giphy weather <<zip code here>> (This posts a gif related to the current weather)
/join /topic /available /away /code /quote /s (search and replace - regex) and more to make interaction more intuitive.
Lior Abel commented
I have been using / commands since the mid 90s and IRC. Even Hangouts supports them now!
There is no reason for Teams to not include them too. I'm a keyboard monkey, stop making me go for the mouse!
@Steven: yep, Slack supports the /me command and has done so for quite a while now. It was certainly supported in November last year. I know because I'm using it every now and then and have done so for many months.
Caleb Begly commented
Having a slash command bot would be great, as long as bots can participate in team discussions and group chats. Otherwise, it would be great to just support some of the more common commands (like /me)
Our team would like to set up custom permissions-based slash commands using AAD groups.
This is the most logical integration point between Flow and Teams.
I agree with Steven, /me from IRC days is welcome
Moreover some kind of /whois @Mention could be a way to display contact details of a given person within a conversation (ie. 2 people talking together, a given one indicate to the 2nd to talk to a 3rd one and type /whois @thatPerson and the contact details of this person is displayed
Steven Collier commented
I would lie /me from olden IRC days, Slack doesn't support it so it would be a win!
Gary Kimmelman commented
/title [name] so we can add titles to group conversations please!
Paul Muther commented
Similar to other implementations out there, something like /giphy should allow for a random image to be included in the chat that applies to a passed argument. Example "/giphy wow" can return a random image from giphy with the tag "wow".