How To Create A Slack Bot

Slack is a team collaboration tool that offers a host of features including file sharing, video calls, and the ability to create bots. A Slack bot is essentially an app that you can program to perform automated tasks. If you’re interested in creating your very own Slack bot, then you’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we’ll take you through the entire process, step-by-step.

Step 1: Setting up a New App on Slack

The first step in creating your Slack bot is to set up a new app on Slack. To do this, you need to log in to your Slack account and click on Your Apps from the sidebar. Next, click the Create New App button and fill out the required fields for the App Name and Development Slack Workspace.

Step 2: Creating Your Bot User

After creating your app, the next step is to create a bot user for it. You can do this by clicking on Bot Users in the ‘Features’ section of the sidebar. In the Bot Users page, click on Add a Bot User, provide a display name and default username for your bot, and finally click on the Add Bot User button.

Step 3: Install Your App to Your Workspace

Once your bot user is created, you need to install your app to your workspace. Simply go to the Install App section in the sidebar and click on Install App to Workspace. You’ll be redirected to a permissions page where you’ll need to click Authorize to grant the necessary permissions to your app.

Step 4: Building Your Bot

Now comes the fun part – programming your bot to perform tasks! Depending on what you want your bot to do, you’ll need to write the necessary JavaScript code. Here’s a simple piece of code that demonstrates how to make your bot respond to a message in Slack:

const { RTMClient } = require('@slack/rtm-api');

const rtm = new RTMClient('your-slack-bot-token');


rtm.on('message', (event) => {
  if (event.text === 'Hello, bot') {
    rtm.sendMessage('Hello, human!',

In this code snippet, we’re making use of the Slack Real Time Messaging API to listen for messages and respond to them. Replace ‘your-slack-bot-token’ with the Bot User OAuth Access Token you obtained when you created your app. When a user sends a message saying ‘Hello, bot’, the bot will respond with ‘Hello, human!’

Step 5: Testing Your Bot

After you’ve written your bot’s code, it’s time to test the bot. Simply go to your Slack workspace, find your bot’s username in the list of channels and members, and start a conversation with it. If everything’s been set up correctly, your bot should respond to your messages based on the code you’ve written.

And there you have it! You’ve just created your very own Slack bot. It might seem complex at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a remarkably straightforward process. Happy bot-building!