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How to build a Slack bot
This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a customized Slack bot, allowing teams to tailor Slackbot to their specific needs. By following these instructions, users will be able to create a bot that responds to specific trigger inputs with customized responses. This guide is ideal for individuals or teams looking to enhance their Slack experience and improve communication within their workspace.
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Slackbot is a built-in assistant that comes with the Slack platform. Many teams customize Slackbot to tailor it to their specific needs.
Click on the down arrow next to your workspace name at the top right, select "Settings & administration" and click "Customize \[*name of your workspace*\]"
You will be redirected to your web browser
Click "Add New Response"
Click "When someone says" and enter an input word or phrase. Separate multiple inputs with commas
Click "Slackbot responds" and type Slackbot's response
Click "Add New Response" to repeat the process with a different input and response
In your Slack workspace, test the Slackbot writing a message including one of the trigger inputs and press the green arrow to send
Slackbot should answer back with the expected response
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