How To - Understand the Slack Zibot settings

Summary: The Slack Zibot can be used in a single flow or as part of a multi-step flow. The Slack Zibot can automate sending files or messages to your connected Slack workspaces. This document outlines the configurable options you can apply to your Slack Zibot.

Where is the feature setup? The Slack Zibot can be applied inside the Zibot step when creating or amending a Flow (See below). Please Note: The Slack Zibot will only show if you have connected Slack to Ziflow.

How does it work?

When you select the Slack Zibot as part of your flow, you will see the following window.
The configurable options inside the Slack Zibot are listed below:

  1. Bot name: Ziflow is asking what you want to call the bot that will be posting messages or files to your Slack workspace. (By default we enter Ziflow)
  2. Bot icon URL: This field is optional but you have the ability to post a URL to an image which can be used as your bot avatar inside Slack.
  3. Where would you like to post the message: The Slack Zibot is asking where to post the message, it can be a public channel, private group or a DM channel, you can even use your own @username to send to yourself.
  4. Message: Enter the message that will be posted in Slack. Tokens can be used to add specific information to your message. For more information on tokens please review FAQ: How to use tokens
  5. Attach file: You have the option to attach a file in Slack:
    A. Select “No file attached” if you don’t want to attach a file.
    B. Select “File that triggered this flow” if you want the Slack Zibot to attach the file that started the flow to be sent with the message in Slack.
    C. Select “File that is the result of the previous action” if you want the Slack Zibot to send the file created in the previous zibot action to the message in Slack.

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