Issues are just GitHub Issues.

Creating issues

There are multiple ways to create an issue using Fabric within Slack.

With a slash command

To create an issue, type in the /issue command in the compose message box of any Slack channel or DM.
You can enter a title, like /issue Allow users to change their email.

From an existing message

To create an issue from a message, hover over the message and select the three-dot button.
When the menu expands, click Create an issue.
Click "Create an issue...". You may have to click "More message shortcuts" the first time.

Using the 🆕 emoji reaction

To create issues even faster, you can react on a message with the 🆕 emoji!
Note: The Fabric bot can only listen to emoji reactions in channels it's invited to. To invite the bot to a channel, type the /invite @Fabric slash command in a channel.
This is great for quickly converting multiple messages at once into issues.
Once you create the issue, Fabric will link to your new issue in the thread, making it really easy to see where your issue went.
Pro Tip: Go to and add the 🆕 emoji as a one-click reaction for your team, to make issue creation even faster.

From the dashboard

To get to your Fabric Dashboard, click Fabric under Apps in your Slack sidebar.
If you don't see Fabric there, search for Fabric in your Slack search bar, and then click on the Home tab.
Find Fabric in the Slack sidebar or search for it in the Fabric search bar.

On the main page

Click Create an issue on the main page to create an issue.

On the templates page

To create an issue directly from a template, click on Templates, click the three dots (...) next to your template, and choose Create an issue.

Editing issues

Filling out issues

Here are the fields you can set when you're creating your issue:
The title of the issue
The description of the issue. Supports GitHub-flavoured markdown. Can be seeded by a Template.
The repository to create the issue in. Can be set by a Template.
The labels to apply. Can be set by a Template.
The assignees to assign. Can be set by a Template.
Project Column
The GitHub Project column to move the issue to. Can be set by a Template.
Send to a channel
The Slack channel to send this issue to. If using a Template with a connected Issue Feed, this default will be the Issue Feed (ex. #feed-bugs).

Editing issues after creation

When the issue is posted, you can add more details.
Clicking "Done editing" collapses the issue.
Here are the fields you can edit after you create the issue:
How to edit
Click Edit✏️.
Click Edit✏️.
To change the repository on an issue, you'll currently have to click on the issue link, and transfer it in GitHub. The repository will silently update in Fabric as well.
Use the dropdown or click Edit✏️.
Use the dropdown or click Edit✏️. You can also use the quick action Assign to me ✨.
Use the dropdown or click Edit✏️.
Project Column
Use the dropdown or click Edit✏️.
You can add more images easily by clicking Add image 🖼 and dropping them in the thread.
Click Edit✏️.
Issue Room
Click Create Issue Room 🛋 or click Edit✏️.

Commenting on issues

From a thread

Start a thread on an issue message to add comments, including files or images.
Adding a message on a thread to add a comment. The latest comment will preview on the issue message.

From the Issue Room

Sending messages in an Issue Room will add the messages to the issue as comments.
Threading in an Issue Room in Slack.
The messages get created as comments in a GitHub issue.

Adding existing messages

To add existing Slack messages to an issue as comments, click on the ... on a Slack message, and choose Add to issue as comment....
Use the "Add to issue as comment..." action on a Slack message.
You can import multiple messages, just as you can do when creating an issue. The messages will get bundled together as one comment.
Select the messages you'd like to add.
Use the filters to find the issue you want to add the messages to, and then click Select this issue.
Confirm which issue you'd like to add the messages to.

Sharing issues

Here, @marissa referenced an existing issue. You can edit all details from this message.

Using a GitHub issue URL

If you have the url handy, you can type:
Fabric will automatically share the issue in the channel.

Using /find-issue

If you know a keyword, you can type /find-issue saml or /find-issue zoom.
Type "/find-issue <keyword>".
A modal will open. You can view details, or apply more filters. Click "Share" to share.
Fabric will ask you which channel you want to share to.
Fabric will send your issue to the channel. Click the "..." to edit your issue.

Closing issues

Closing your issues is a great feeling. Here are some ways to do it:

On Pull Request merge

GitHub's default behaviour is that if you link a Pull Request to an issue with a keyword like closes or fixes, like closes #123, it'll automatically close the issue when the PR is merged.
The keywords are:
  • close
  • closes
  • closed
  • fix
  • fixes
  • fixed
  • resolve
  • resolves
  • resolved
We recommend linking your PRs to your issues this way.
A good rule of thumb: every PR should reference an issue.

From the issue message

To close from the issue message, click Edit✏️, and then click Close issue. To reopen, click the button again.

From the Issue Room

We have a handy Issue Room Command for closing issues:
Simply type close!
Typing "close" will close the issue and archive the Issue Room.

Auto-archiving the Issue Room

Closing your issue will auto-archive any connected Issue Room, keeping your Slack sidebar neat and organized.
If you need to reopen an Issue Room, right click on the channel, choose Channel details, and click Unarchive.