Slack Bots and Artificial Intelligence | AI

A bot is a nifty way to run code and automate tasks. In Slack, a bot is controlled programmatically via a bot user token that can access one or more of Slack’s APIs. Read on to learn more about creating a bot for your workspace.

What can bots do?

  • Monitor and help process channel activity.
  • Post messages in channels and react to members’ activity.
  • Make channel messages interactive with buttons

Get to know bots

can do a lot of the same things in Slack that regular members can:

  • They have names, profiles, profile photos, and exist in the directory.
  • They can be @mentioned and sent direct messages.
  • They can post messages and upload files.
  • They can be invited or removed from both public and private channels.

Bots can only do what you program them to do in a specific channel. So, someone can’t sign in as a bot and do things that other workspace members can do in Slack. Bots also can’t be set as Workspace Owners or Admins.

Add a bot user

  1. Create a Slack app if you don’t already have one, or select an existing app you’ve created.
  2. Click the OAuth & Permissions tab in the left sidebar.
  3. Below Bot Token Scopes, select one or more scopes. Then click Add an OAuth Scope.
  4. Click the App Home tab in the left sidebar to view the bot user and the configuration you’ve added.
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