I use RSS feeds in Slack for a combination of things. Mostly for subscribing to status feeds. In this example I am going to show you how to subscribe to the Heroku status feed and further down I will show you how to add an RSS feed so you can get all the posts from a YouTube channel.

Adding a simple RSS feed

Here’s how to add the RSS feed from Heroku to a Slack channel. Go to the Heroku status site and go to the bottom of the page. You will see something that looks like the symbol in the red box in the footer of the site:

Heroku RSS feed image in footer

Click on the symbol and it will take you to another site, just copy the URL of the site. This is what you will need to subscribe to the feed. Now all you need to do is to go to the channel you want the feed to appear. You could think about making a separate room like #uptime or #statusfeed for example. Now just type /feed followed by the URL you copied. So for email or tweet.

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