How To Use Slack Youtube

Slack has transformed into a crucial instrument for both communicating and collaborating. However, were you aware that it can also improve your YouTube viewing? Being a fervent user of both Slack and YouTube, I’ve discovered several clever tips and integrations that elevate your video consumption experience. In this piece, I will guide you through integrating Slack with YouTube and provide some individual insights throughout.

Setting Up the Slack YouTube Integration

The first step in using Slack with YouTube is to set up the integration. Thankfully, Slack makes this process incredibly easy. Here’s how:

  1. Open Slack and navigate to your desired workspace.
  2. Click on the “Apps” button in the left sidebar.
  3. In the search bar, type “YouTube” and click on the YouTube app when it appears.
  4. Click on the “Add to Slack” button.
  5. Follow the prompts to grant permissions and authorize the app.

Once the integration is set up, you’ll be able to start using Slack to interact with YouTube in various ways.

Sharing YouTube Videos in Slack Channels

One of the simplest yet most effective ways to use Slack with YouTube is by sharing videos directly in Slack channels. Here’s how:

  1. Open a YouTube video that you want to share.
  2. Click on the “Share” button below the video.
  3. Copy the video’s URL.
  4. Switch to your Slack workspace and navigate to the desired channel.
  5. Type a message and paste the video URL within the message.
  6. Hit Enter to send the message.

Once sent, the YouTube video will appear as an embedded video player within the Slack channel, allowing everyone in the channel to watch it without leaving Slack. This is a fantastic way to share educational videos, tutorials, or even entertaining content with your team.

Receiving YouTube Notifications in Slack

Another great feature of the Slack YouTube integration is the ability to receive notifications for new video uploads from your favorite YouTube channels. This can be especially helpful if you’re a content creator or if you simply want to stay up to date with your favorite YouTubers’ latest uploads. Here’s how to set it up:

  1. Open the YouTube app in Slack.
  2. Click on the “Settings” tab within the app.
  3. Click on the “Add YouTube Channel” button.
  4. Enter the channel name or URL of the YouTube channel you want to receive notifications for.
  5. Select the Slack channel where you want the notifications to be sent.
  6. Click on the “Save” button.

Once the channel is added, you’ll start receiving notifications in the selected Slack channel whenever new videos are uploaded to the specified YouTube channel. This feature is a time-saver, as it eliminates the need to constantly check YouTube for new content.

Using Slack Commands with YouTube

Slack also allows you to use commands to perform various actions with YouTube. With these commands, you can search for videos, get video details, or even play videos directly within Slack. Here are a few useful commands:

  • /youtube search [query]: Searches for videos on YouTube based on the specified query.
  • /youtube info : Retrieves information about a specific YouTube video.
  • /youtube play : Plays a YouTube video directly within Slack.

Using these commands can save you time and make your YouTube interactions more seamless. Experiment with them to find the ones that suit your needs best.


Using Slack with YouTube can greatly enhance your video-watching experience. From sharing videos in Slack channels to receiving notifications for new uploads and using Slack commands, there are plenty of ways to integrate these two powerful tools. So why not give it a try and see how it can improve your productivity and entertainment? Trust me, once you start using Slack and YouTube together, you won’t look back.