An organization I am involved with does its internal communication and broadcasts exclusively through Slack. In my mind, Slack is “evil” because it lets communication in but doesn’t seem to provide tools to let communication out. For example, they don’t provide RSS feeds. I do most of my daily surfing through RSS feeds.

Today I figured I should look into this further and posted the question on the Slack Reddit.  Someone suggested I could do this through Zapier. I had never heard about them: they provide integration between different web apps. Sure enough, 15 minutes of tinkering later I now have an RSS feed from that Slack channel.

Update: It turned out very quickly that Zapier will only let you do so many updates for free. It doesn’t even reset over time. So, unless you are willing to pay for this, don’t bother with them.

Things should not be so complicated, but when they are, it is good to have a tool like that!

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