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Declaring test incidents to play around and test settings and flows

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Written by Chris Evans
Updated over a week ago

Sometimes, you just want to practice with without the whole company knowing, and without messing up your lovely incident library with fake data ๐Ÿ˜…

Luckily, we support test incidents for exactly this use case!

๐Ÿค” What is a test incident?

Test incidents are almost exactly the same as normal incidents: you can set summaries, leads, escalate to others, create workflows, and receive nudges.

The only differences are:

  • We won't announce it publicly in any announcement channels

  • It wonโ€™t appear in your dashboard in either the list of incidents, or your insights

  • You won't be able to update your status page

  • Workflows will not automatically run but they can be configured to run on a case by case basis within the advanced settings within a workflow

โ›”๏ธ Our Statuspage integration is disabled in a test incident. This is a safety measure to avoid people updating public Statuspages when you're just trying the tool out.

๐Ÿงช Creating a test incident

Type /incident test from any Slack channel to start a test incident ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

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