If you're a part of a large workspace, you may decide to celebrate birthdays in a close community of your teammates. For this reason, you can set up a BirthdayBot team using a private channel.
When adding the bot to your Slack, it asks to select a channel where members will celebrate their birthdays. Please skip this step as the drop-down menu does not show private channels.
Let's go to the private channel and invite the bot with the following text command add @BirthdayBot. If you added the bot successfully, you'd see it in the channel details.
Go back to the BirthdayBot Home tab and click the Create New Team button. A new window will pop up showing an intro message - please, go through it thoroughly.
Having clicked the Continue button, type in the name of your birthday team, and you'll get a chance to select the private channel.
Once you fill out the fields, click the Next button and decide whether you want BirthdayBot to send a welcome message to the dedicated channel and to collect your teammates' birth dates.
Hit the Save button to finish the process of setting up the team.
The following GIF shows the process described above https://recordit.co/LayQ4StPho.
Please note that a private BirthdayBot team is visible for its members and an admin only, and the other Slack users can't join it without an invitation.
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