Send Direct Message

Send a direct message to a Slack user on your team. To send a Slack notification rather than a direct message, use Send Slackbot Message.

Unless otherwise indicated, field types are text.


  • Unfurl URLs?(true/false): True, if Slack should scan links found in messages and create attachments based on the link's contents; false, otherwise.

  • Field Type(drop-down): Choose which input field is used to identify the user; either User ID or Username.


Input fields are dependent on the field type selection.

  • Username: The Slack username of the person to send the message to (without the @ symbol).

  • User ID: The unique ID of the Slack user.

  • Message: The message text (may include emojis:, #channels, @users, and /commands).


  • Timestamp: The timestamp when the message was sent.

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