As it's often said: if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
Using Begin to ask your teammates for a hand is where things get really fun.
Let's go far together!
Creating tasks for your teammates in Slack
Creating tasks for your teammates in channels
To create a task for a teammate in a channel, first one must be in a channel.
Then make sure Begin's in the channel with you: simply message
/invite @begin into the channel you'd like to use it in. (More on inviting Begin to your channels here.)
Once Begin is in the channel, any message that includes both
@begin and your teammate's @name (ie:
@alice) will create a task for them. That's it!
@begin @alexis Follow up on the yeti quest permit tomorrow
@alexis Find the maps for our next expedition @begin
When your teammate completes this task, you (and the channel) will be notified automatically, so you never have to follow up.
Creating unshared tasks for your teammates
To create an unshared task for your teammate that only they have access to, start by opening a direct message channel to Begin by selecting it from Apps in your Slack navigation.
From there, include your teammate's @name in any message you send Begin, and it will create an unshared task for them.
Although you won't be able to see their unshared task, you will receive a notification when it's been completed.
Creating tasks for your teammates on Mac or web
Unfortunately, right now you can't specify a teammate while creating a task on Mac or web. But good news: you can still get them the task you need help with.
First, create a new task for yourself in any project. Then simply open that task, and hand it off to your teammate by changing its owner. More on changing a task's owner here!