Slack is a central hub for a lot of teams to gather throughout the day, share work, and discuss projects. Our Slack integration makes it easy for Harvest to be part of that discussion by allowing you to track time and view and share project budget reports without leaving your favorite channels. You can even check what a team member is currently working on so you can make sure your direct message won’t interrupt their flow.

Our page for the Harvest + Slack integration has all the details on how to get up and running and which commands you can use. Once you have it set up, you can also type /harvest help into Slack at any time to be reminded of the available commands.

You might still have some questions, though! We’ll answer a few of them here:

Will everyone else see when I’m using a Harvest + Slack slash command?
All of our slash commands respect your privacy. Only you can see your messages about starting and stopping timers and checking another team member’s status. Budget reports are initially shown only to you and will only be shared with the channel if you click the Share to Channel button.

Who can use the status command to see what another team member is working on?
Everyone, even regular users, can use the status command in Slack to see what someone else is currently tracking time to. Our hope is that everyone on the team will be able to use this to avoid interrupting someone who’s in the zone.

Who can view and share a project budget report?
Administrators and project managers can use the budget command for viewing a budget report for a project. If they choose to share that report, anyone in the channel will be able to see it, even regular users and people who aren’t in the connected Harvest account.

Can I link more than one Harvest account to a single Slack account, or more than one Slack account to a single Harvest account?
No, you can only link one Harvest account to one Slack account and vice versa.

Why can’t I see all of my projects or tasks in the dropdown menus?
Slack currently only allows up to 100 options in the interactive dropdown menus. If you have more than 100 projects or tasks within a project, you won’t be able to access all of them from Slack. We’re sorry about that!