Slack is an acronym for "Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge". A cloud-based instant messaging software, offering tools and services for better team collaboration. Slack brings all your team communication together in one place. It provides real time messaging, screen sharing, voice calls, file sharing and powerful search through archives. You can create separate channels for different discussions, ensuring an integrated space with specific environments for every team.
The LambdaTest Slack Integration allows you to push a bug directly to your specified Slack channel from LambdaTest platform. Share your UI observations and input with your teammates on anytime, by capturing a screenshot in the middle of your test session through LambdaTest. You can annotate the screenshot & highlight your issue or input. The fields populated by you when marking as bug through LambdaTest are displayed as information on Slack for that testing instance.
Slack Integration with LambdaTest, like all of the integrations to 3rd party applications, is available for freemium as well as premium plan.
How To Integrate Slack With Your LambdaTest Account?
Step 1: Login to your LambdaTest account. You would need to have Admin or User level access to see and install integrations.
Step 2: Select 'Integration' from the left navigation menu bar. This will guide you to a screen where you will find a list of 3rd party applications, available to integrate with your LambdaTest account.
Step 3: Click on 'Add' under the block that says 'Slack'.
Step 4: If you are already logged into Slack, you'll be redirected to a page where you have to post to a channel to confirm your identity. You can choose any of your already established channel to share your UI observations with your team. You can share the same with a fellow or colleague as well, through a personal channel.
Step 5: If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to provide Slack URL of your workspace. Enter your workspace URL. You will find it on top left corner. Click the arrow that is pointing downwards. We have highlighted the same in blue for you.
Step 6: Provide your slack crendentials to login.
- Why we ask for your login credentials?
Slack APIs uses OAuth 2.0's authorization code grant flow for generating access tokens on user's behalf.
- What is an Access token?
Access tokens are strings with authorization key required to access an API. They are issued to the client server and are usually opaque. They are used for requesting access to protected, user-specific resources. Access tokens are vital from a security point of view & can be generated in different formats, depending upon security requirements specified on the resource server.
Step 7: Once you login to slack, choose the channel you want to post on. A notification would be shared on to all the members belonging to that channel, informing about your integration.
That's it! Go to Integrations again and you will be able to notice a green tick indicating that Slack is successfully installed.
How To Log Your First Bug Through Slack Integration?
Step 1: Go for any of the test from the left navigation menu. For demo, we will be taking "Real Time Test" option.
Step 2: Present a URL of the web-app you need to test in the dialog box. After that, select any configuration for browser and operating system of your choice & hit 'Start'.
Step 3: After the VM is launched and operable. You can perform testing on your web-app for finding bugs. If a bug gets revealed, then you need to click on the Bug icon from the left panel for capturing a screenshot of the same. We have highlighted that option with yellow in the below image.
Step 4: After a screenshot is captured, you can annotate any issue or a task with an in-built image editor. Once you are done highlighting the bug, click on the button that says "Mark as Bug".
Step 5: After clicking on "Mark as Bug" button a form would open up. Fill the fields as per your requirement.
- You can select the Issue type.
- You can set the priority of the bug.
- You can assign the bug to a colleague by populating the field 'Assignee'.
- You also get to post a description to help relate the cause of the issue or the task.
At the bottom of the form you will find a check button "Send to Slack". By default, it would be checked if you are already integrated. This button when checked, will push the screenshot directly to your workspace after you click on "Create Bug". You can uncheck the button if you do not wish to share a particular screenshot with your team.
Step 6: After you click on "Create Bug", you will be able to observe it being successfully marked through a single click effort. You will get prompt messages on top of your Virtual Machine indicating the progress of bug logging. After few seconds you will be notified with a prompt message "Bug successfully marked" indicating that the screenshot has been pushed to your Slack workspace.
Login to your workspace and you will be able to notice the logged issue right away! All the data you provided through Lambdatest would already be presented in it. LambdaTest automatically includes test environment details and related screenshots in the screenshot as attachments.
A clickable link will be provided in the slack channel along with the screenshot to instantly route users on their browser for a full screen view of the bug.
How To Remove Slack Integration?
You can work with one integration at a time. So if you would want to integrate to a similar 3rd party application, then you would have to remove your current integration. Here is how you can do that.
Step 1: Login to your LambdaTest account.
Step 2: Select 'Settings' from the left navigation menu bar & click on 'Integrations'. This will guide you to a screen where you will find 3rd party applications, available to integrate with your LambdaTest account.
Step 3: Click on 'REMOVE'. You can find the remove button right under the 'Slack' block which would be highlighted with a green tick.
That was all you need to know for LambdaTest + Slack Integration. Increase your productivity with our integrations. If you still have any questions for us, please feel free to let us know. Our experts are always available on chat to help you out with any roadblock regarding our product. Happy testing!