Icebreakers 🧊 Help Center

Questions about the Icebreakers by Airspeed app for Slack? We’ve got advice and answers.
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Icebreakers by Airspeed FAQs

What is Icebreakers 🧊 by Airspeed?

Icebreakers 🧊 by Airspeed is a Slack app where you can easily automate icebreakers for your team meetings. Take 5 minutes to get to know teammates a little better each week and make meetings more fun. The Icebreakers app helps build rapport in team meetings and increase employee engagement.

Download our Icebreakers one-pager to learn more.

How do I install the Icebreakers 🧊 by Airspeed Slack App?

You can install the app from our product page or the Slack App store.

What channel is best to use for Icebreakers? Can I add it to multiple channels?

Icebreakers work best when they’re tied to an existing meeting or event with a team, department, or company. Add to the channel(s) with the members you’d like to ask, such as #marketing-team or #september-offsite, and then share their responses at the meeting or event.Β 

You can add Icebreakers to multiple Slack channels. You can also add multiple Icebreakers within a single Slack channel.

Where can I view upcoming Icebreakers and answer them?

Navigate to the Home tab of the Icebreakers Slack app, and view the “This week’s upcoming Icebreakers” section. Click the “✍️ Answer Icebreaker” button to answer any of the Icebreakers before the response deadline.

I added a random weekly Icebreaker question to a channel. Can I change it to my own question instead?

Yes! Edit the Icebreaker and add your own question. If you leave the β€˜What do you want to ask?’ field blank, we will assign a random question from our bank of fun (but professional) Icebreakers.

When I answer an Icebreaker, why is there a web experience?

We created a unique web experience due to limitations in Slack. The web experience allows us to reduce noise in Slack by collecting all Icebreaker answers and revealing them at a later time.

Can anyone edit my Icebreaker question?

No, only the creator of the Icebreaker can edit or delete it.

When creating an Icebreaker, what do the fields mean?

What would you like to ask? This is the Icebreaker question itself. You can use our database of Icebreakers by clicking the “Shuffle” button, or add a fun question yourself.Β 

Where should we post the question? Add your Icebreaker to one or several channels, depending on who you would like to answer the Icebreaker.Β 

When should we send the question? For a higher response rate, give users time to answer the question before the deadline. For example, if you have a team meeting on Thursdays at 10am, you may want to send it by Wednesday at 10am to give people 24 hours to share their answer.Β 

When is the deadline for the responses? Select a date and time for responses to be shared in the channel. You can review responses together during an event or meeting, or even review asynchronously.

Is this question recurring? You can make one-time Icebreakers, or have them repeat at a regular cadence. The recurring options are either daily (work days), weekly, or monthly. We recommend using this feature to align with a daily standup, weekly team meeting, or monthly town hall.

How do I add Icebreakers 🧊 by Airspeed to a private Slack channel?

Once Icebreakers 🧊 by Airspeed is installed in your workspace, simply @ mention Icebreakers in a message in the private channel. You’ll see a message confirming it was installed, as well as recommended next steps.

Are reminders sent to users who already answered the Icebreaker?

No, we only reminder users who haven’t answered the Icebreaker yet.Β 

Can I add photos or videos to my Icebreaker answer?

Yes! You can add GIFs, photos, or videos when answering an Icebreaker.