Connect Slack with MESA

When you're setting up your first workflow with Slack, you will need to create an application on Slack before you can enable your workflow.

This document provides directions on how to set this up. You will be able to select which Slack channel you'd like to post messages into as well.

After you authorize the Slack App, you will want to paste the webhook URL into the Account Credentials field.

You can find the webhook URL by clicking on Basic Information > Add features and functionality > Incoming Webhooks on Slack.


Customize your Slack message with Tokens

Tokens can be understood as a placeholder that will be filled in at the time a workflow runs with actual data. You can click on the {+} button in the Message field to select Tokens.

Here is an example of how you could customize your Slack message.

Mention a specific team member in a Slack message

Slack allows you to mention someone in a message. To do this in a MESA slack message, you can follow these steps:

1. In Slack, click on the team member's user name.

2. Click on View full profile in the menu that appears.

3. In the profile view, click on the ... More icon.

4. In your MESA workflow, locate your Slack step. Copy and paste this somewhere in the step's Message field.

<@Member ID>

5. Go back to Slack, click on Copy member ID.

6. Replace the text " Member ID" with the copied member ID.

7. You are done! Make sure to save your changes in the MESA workflow.