Within companies or community workspaces, you may have some important contact points for some reason or another. For example, the head of HR can be an important person to easily contact if you want to ask about a contract change or make a complaint. Similarly, the lead developer for a particular piece of software can be an important point of contact if there are questions about functionality, bugs, or development timelines.
While this information can be stored in a Slack channel using mentions, that doesn’t really work outside Slack. It is possible, however, to link directly to people’s Slack profiles from outside of Slack. To do so, you need to combine the user’s member ID with the workspace URL. These links to people’s Slack profiles take the format: “https://<yourSlackURL>.slack.com/team/<memberID>”.
Tip: For a link like that to work, you need to be a specified Slack Workspace member.
Obviously, to create a link like this to a user’s profile, you need to know their member ID. To see someone’s member ID, you need to view their profile by first clicking on their username in Slack, then clicking “View full profile” in the mini-profile popup.
In the user’s full profile, click the triple-dot icon labeled “More,” then click “Copy member ID” at the bottom of the popup to copy their member ID to your clipboard.
Sometimes it can be useful to directly link to an important contact’s Slack from outside of Slack. By following the steps in this guide, you can find and copy anyone’s member ID and use it to create a link to their account.
This post was written by Mel Hawthorne and was first posted to Technipages
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