Send Message to Channel

Send a message to a Slack channel. You must be a member of the channel. You can send the message as a bot or from your own ID.

Unless otherwise indicated, field types are text.

Required fields are indicated by a red asterisk.


  • Channel (drop-down): available channels; a maximum of 8,000 public channels and 4,000 private channels of which you're a member will be displayed.

  • Send as Bot? (drop-down): yes to send the message from a bot or no to send it from your own ID

  • Unfurl URLs? (true/false): indicate whether Slack should scan links found in messages and create attachments based on the link's contents

Note: To enter a channel ID manually, select Enter Channel ID from the dropdown and populate the Channel ID field.

Note: If you're using the upgraded Slack connector in your Flows and you sent a message to a private Slack channel using a bot, then the Okta Slack app will be added to the list of available private channels.


  • Message

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


  • Message

    • Timestamp: timestamp when message was sent