Other use cases

Broadcast GitHub commits to main

Keep track of commits to the main branch in GitHub without leaving Slack.

How it works:

Reserve dedicated Slack channels to output from GitHub. 

Whenever a pull request is merged into the main branch, a message is automatically posted in the channel with a link for viewing differences in the codebase.

This use case is to keep everyone informed when deploys take place and which changes were rolled up into a release. You can remind your engineers working in branches that they can minimize conflicts by notifying them with the latest changes before submitting their own PR.

How to get started:

To begin with the PR review in Slack with GitHub,

  1. Install GitHub pull request management from Actioner app directory.
  2. Connect Slack and GitHub.
  3. Run setup workflows.
  4. First enter Owner and Repository to get notified for the new PR events.
  5. Next create a GitHub updates channel to notify your team for commit events to main.

Once you set up the app, automatically, a broadcast channel will be created, and Actioner will start sending notifications to that channel when changes are committed to the main branch in GitHub. 

Some other handy workflows

GitHub PR notifications in Slack

Automatically create ephemeral Slack channels dedicated to open GitHub pull requests.

GitHub PR management
Slack

Frequently asked questions

Can I use this app with a different git tool?

Actioner app directory contains PR management apps for Bitbucket and GitLab also. You can install Bitbucket pull request management or GitLab merge request management and get started right away.

Can I use this app for PRs in multiple repositories?

Yes, you can. You can re-run Subscribe to GitHub PR events action. This action subscribes to events in the selected repository.

To run this action, call Actioner from shortcuts in Slack, or simply type '/actioner' and select the repo that you want to add.

If you are not seeing your repo, try re-connecting to GitHub.

I am not seeing my repo while running Subscribe to GitHub PR events action.

The admin of your organization might need to allow Actioner app to subscribe to events. Try re-connecting to GitHub and request organization access from your admin.