Questions about the Maps by Airspeed app for Slack? We’ve got advice and answers.
Maps by Airspeed FAQs
What is Maps 📍 by Airspeed?
Maps 📍 by Airspeed is a Slack app where you can easily see your teammates’ locations on a Team Map. Users can add their home office location, upcoming travel, and more. Use Maps to schedule meetups, check your teammates’ time zones for meetings, and share travel plans.
How do I install the Maps 📍 by Airspeed Slack App?
What channel is best to use for Maps? Can I add Maps to multiple channels?
Teams typically add Maps 📍 by Airspeed to their #general channel, team channels, location-based channels, and more. You can add your Team Map to multiple channels and bookmark it to the top of Slack channels.
When someone new joins a channel where Maps is installed, they’ll receive a prompt to add their home office location.
Does Maps 📍 by Airspeed track my location?
No, we do not track your location. Your home office location will not automatically update if you move or travel. To change your location, edit your home office location in the app.
Can I add Maps 📍 by Airspeed to any channel, even if I’m not the app Admin?
Yes, any person in the Slack workspace can add Maps to channels.
Can I add my upcoming travel to the Team Map?
Absolutely! When you add your upcoming travel, your teammates can share recommendations for the location or plan meetups. Simply add your destination and the dates you’re traveling, and your travel pin will be added to the Team Map.
How do I add Maps 📍 by Airspeed to a private Slack channel?
Once Maps 📍 by Airspeed is installed in your workspace, simply @ mention Maps in a message in the private channel. You’ll see a message confirming it was installed.
Who is the app Admin and what are their permissions?
The Maps app Admin is the person who installed the app. If you want to change the Admin, send us a message via the support widget (bottom right) or email [email protected].
Can I upload a CSV of my company, department, or team’s home office locations?
The App Admin has access to import Home Office locations in the Home tab of our Slack app. Add your team’s home office locations in the CSV file we provide and send it back to us via the Messages Tab in the Maps 📍 by Airspeed Slack app. We provide instructions in Slack to guide you.
If our Team Map link is shared outside of the Slack workspace, can other people view our Map?
We use Slack authentication to ensure that only members of the workspace can open and view the workspace’s Team Map link.
Why can I only Slack message 6 people at a time from the Team Map?
Slack limits the amount of people in a group message to 8 people. Your group message includes yourself and the Maps app, so you can add an additional 6 people.
Why can’t I leave a group DM created by the Maps app?
Currently, Slack does not allow anyone to leave a group DM. This is not a function of Airspeed, but rather a function of Slack. We’ve suggested this feature to Slack.
Can I connect to my company's HRIS system?
This feature is coming later this year. Contact us at [email protected] to let us know what HRIS system you’re using and to get on our waitlist.