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.

When sending messages as a bot, you will trigger any Flows that look for a New Message in Channel event. If you are subscribed to channel notifications, you will receive a notification when you send messages as a bot. Sending from your own ID will not trigger Flows or notifications.

Options

Field Definition Type Required
Your Channels

The available channels.

Dropdown FALSE
Send as Bot?

Choose yes to send the message from a bot or no to send it from your own ID.

Dropdown

FALSE
Unfurl URLs? True, if Slack should scan links found in messages and create attachments based on the link's contents; false, otherwise. Dropdown FALSE

Input

Field Definition Type Required
Message
Text The message text (may include emojis:, #channels, @users, and /commands). String FALSE
Slackbot
Name The name of the sender from the slackbot channel (if Send as Bot? option is yes). String FALSE

Output

Field Definition Type
Timestamp The timestamp when the message was sent. String

Related topics

Slack connector

About the elements of Okta Workflows

Slack API