Slack has built a rich ecosystem of apps and functionality for its users, thereby creating multiple options for how to interact with Gonebusy.
Each of the options behave the same way with respect to how Gonebusy will respond to commands but there are some notable differences.
/gonebusy slash command if you would like to see a private response that only you can see. This approach also offers the benefit of not having to invite the
@gonebusy bot into a channel.
Talk to the @gonebusy bot
If you've invited
@gonebusy to a channel, you can talk to the bot directly. This can be useful if you would like everyone in a channel to see the interaction. Please Note: inviting a bot into a channel means that Slack will send every message sent in that channel to the bot for possible interaction.
Interact with the Gonebusy app via DM
If you look in the side bar in Slack where channels are found - and scroll down to Apps - there is a DM channel named
gonebusy that is solely for interacting with the app. In this channel, everything you say will be treated as a command so there's no need to use
@gonebusy to address the bot.
All of the following interactions will produce equivalent results:
/gonebusy this week
@gonebusy this week
this week (in DM with