Can I Search Confluence Directly From Slack?

Both Slack and Confluence have their advantages for your team. Learn whether you can search Confluence directly from Slack.

Marcel Deer - Writer for Unleash
By Marcel Deer
Nevena Radulović - Editor for Unleash
Edited by Nevena Radulović

Updated March 22, 2023.

No, a Confluence search directly from Slack isn’t possible yet—but there are third-party applications you can use.

Confluence is a collaboration tool that allows teams to easily capture, share, find, and store knowledge in one place, boosting your team's performance. On the other hand, Slack makes it easy to communicate with team members in one place while allowing messages and files to be easily searchable, even those from deactivated accounts.

Both apps can be easily integrated with other tools, but they work best when used together. Although this isn't inherently possible, see how to get the best of both by searching Confluence with Slack.

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How to Search Confluence From Slack

There's no built-in feature for searching Confluence from Slack yet. Users must depend on other tools to search Confluence items from the Slack interface. Here are two ways how:

  • Using Seismic Knowledge: Previously Known as Obie, Seismic Knowledge is a free just-in-time enablement app that lets teams access information from different systems more quickly. With this tool, teams can keep using the same tools that form part of their knowledge management strategy while having a single, searchable source of truth.
  • Using Curiosity: Another free app, Curiosity allows users and teams to search within folders, emails, and apps like Confluence and Slack in one place. While it’s not integrated into Slack search, it’s still a timesaver that enables easy knowledge management and sharing.

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Enhance Your Search With Unleash

To conduct searches for Confluence content within the Slack application, users will need to resort to third-party applications. If Slack and Confluence can work together to provide a more straightforward, integrated solution, perhaps third-party tools won't be necessary.

In the meantime, to make your company's search efforts easier, consider making use of all the benefits a powerful search tool like Unleash has to offer.

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