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Send Group Message with Slack API

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Send Group Message with the Slack API
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Getting Started

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

  1. Configure the Send Group Message action
    1. Connect your Slack account
    2. Select a User
    3. Configure Text
    4. Optional- Configure Send as User
    5. Optional- Configure Bot Username
    6. Optional- Configure Icon (emoji)
    7. Optional- Configure Icon (image URL)
  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

Details

This is a pre-built, open source component from Pipedream's GitHub repo. The component is developed by Pipedream and the community, and verified and maintained by Pipedream.

To contribute an update to an existing component or create a new component, create a PR on GitHub. If you're new to Pipedream component development, you can start with quickstarts for trigger span and action development, and then review the component API reference.

Send Group Message on Slack
Description:Send a direct message to a group of users
Version:0.1.0
Key:slack-send-group-message

Code

const slack = require("../../slack.app.js");

module.exports = {
  key: "slack-send-group-message",
  name: "Send Group Message",
  description: "Send a direct message to a group of users",
  version: "0.1.0",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    slack,
    conversation: {
      propDefinition: [
        slack,
        "user",
      ],
    },
    text: {
      propDefinition: [
        slack,
        "text",
      ],
    },
    as_user: {
      propDefinition: [
        slack,
        "as_user",
      ],
    },
    username: {
      propDefinition: [
        slack,
        "username",
      ],
      description: "Optionally customize your bot's username (default is `Pipedream`).",
    },
    icon_emoji: {
      propDefinition: [
        slack,
        "icon_emoji",
      ],
      description: "Optionally use an emoji as the bot icon for this message (e.g., `:fire:`). This value overrides `icon_url` if both are provided.",
    },
    icon_url: {
      propDefinition: [
        slack,
        "icon_url",
      ],
      description: "Optionally provide an image URL to use as the bot icon for this message.",
    },
  },
  async run() {
    return await this.slack.sdk().chat.postMessage({
      channel: this.conversation,
      text: this.text,
      as_user: this.as_user,
      username: this.username,
      icon_emoji: this.icon_emoji,
      icon_url: this.icon_url,
    });
  },
};

Configuration

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.
LabelPropTypeDescription
SlackslackappThis component uses the Slack app.
UserconversationstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Texttextstring

Text of the message to send (see Slack's formatting docs). This field is usually required, unless you're providing only attachments instead. Provide no more than 40,000 characters or risk truncation.

Send as Useras_userboolean

Optionally pass TRUE to post the message as the authed user, instead of as a bot. Defaults to FALSE.

Bot Usernameusernamestring

Optionally customize your bot's username (default is Pipedream).

Icon (emoji)icon_emojistring

Optionally use an emoji as the bot icon for this message (e.g., :fire:). This value overrides icon_url if both are provided.

Icon (image URL)icon_urlstring

Optionally provide an image URL to use as the bot icon for this message.

Authentication

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:

calls:readcalls:writechannels:historychannels:readchannels:writednd:readdnd:writeemoji:readfiles:readgroups:historygroups:readgroups:writeim:historyim:readim:writelinks:readlinks:writempim:historympim:readmpim:writepins:readpins:writereactions:readreactions:writereminders:readreminders:writeremote_files:readremote_files:sharestars:readstars:writeteam:readusergroups:readusergroups:writeusers:readusers:read.emailusers:writechat:write:botchat:write:usercommandsfiles:write:userusers.profile:writeusers.profile:read

About Slack

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