If you spend your days in Slack, but at the same time need to stay on top of an important IRC channel, it can be challenging.
Mirroring a channel in your Slack team with a channel on IRC makes sense for a number of reasons:
- Your entire Slack team can keep an eye on the IRC channel;
- You don't have to deal with bouncers or tmux sessions—everything will be securely stored in Slack;
- You can search;
- You can easily access the IRC channel from your mobile phone, because Slack has functional mobile apps;
- You can use the Sameroom hush command to mention your Slack teammates from the channel connected to IRC.
One caveat: Sameroom only works with IRC networks that support registered nicks. For more info see IRC Limitations.
- Step 1: Add your IRC and Slack accounts to Sameroom;
- Step 2: On the Open-A-Tube page, select your Slack channel for Side A and IRC channel for Side B.
Note: if the IRC channel has the +s flag set, you'll have to manually type the name of the channel:
If you have any questions about Sameroom or connecting Slack to IRC, send us a tweet.