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Create a workflow to Create a Channel with the Slack API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Create a Channel action
    1. Connect your Slack account
    2. Configure Channel name
    3. Optional- Configure Is private?
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger


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Create a Channel on Slack
Description:Create a new channel. [See docs here](https://api.slack.com/methods/conversations.create)


import slack from "../../slack.app.mjs";

export default {
  key: "slack-create-channel",
  name: "Create a Channel",
  description: "Create a new channel. [See docs here](https://api.slack.com/methods/conversations.create)",
  version: "0.0.5",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    channelName: {
      label: "Channel name",
      description: "Name of the public or private channel to create",
      type: "string",
    isPrivate: {
      label: "Is private?",
      type: "boolean",
      description: "`false` by default. Pass `true` to create a private channel instead of a public one.",
      default: false,
      optional: true,
  async run() {
    return await this.slack.sdk().conversations.create({
      name: this.channelName,
      is_private: this.isPrivate,


This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
SlackslackappThis component uses the Slack app.
Channel namechannelNamestring

Name of the public or private channel to create

Is private?isPrivateboolean

false by default. Pass true to create a private channel instead of a public one.


Slack uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Slack account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Slack and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Slack API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:


About Slack

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