Limitations of Unito's Slack Integration

Here's a breakdown of what Unito's Slack integration can't do yet — and a few other considerations.

Unito's Slack integration is designed to get crucial data out of your channels and into other tools. You've seen what Unito can do for Slack users, so this article will cover what it can't do — yet.

  • Updating messages not created by Unito: This is a Slack security notification that prevents confusion impersonation of Slack users by apps and add-ons.

  • Rich text support: Slack only supports markdown-style rich text, which isn’t compatible with all tools. For example, you could sync a Bold message to Asana without any trouble, but it might show up as *Bold message* in other tools.

  • Private channels: This is due to a limitation with Slack's API. Only public channels are currently supported by this integration.

  • Reactions: You won't be able to sync reactions just yet.

  • Syncing historical data: Each flow will only sync the 500 most recent messages. Note that this limit doesn't apply to replies, but only messages. That means your 500 messages can have any number of replies and they'll all get synced. As soon as you have your 501st message, however, the message that used to be the oldest won't be synced anymore — since Unito will sync the 501st message.

  • Webhooks: Because these aren't supported for this integration, it can take at least five minutes for changes in Slack to sync with other tools.
  • Filtering rules: These currently aren't supported for this integration, meaning you'll have to sync all Slack messages.