An introduction to Slackbot

Slackbot is always willing to help, whether it's through a direct message (DM) or in a channel with your teammates. You can use Slackbot to add custom responses or access personal reminders and tasks.

Note: It's not possible to turn off all notifications from Slackbot. If you're having trouble with too many messages or custom responses, reach out to an owner or admin for help.

Add Slackbot custom responses

You and your teammates can add a variety of custom responses to use in channels. When members use your chosen unique words and phrases, Slackbot will respond.  

If an owner or admin has enabled this option, you can add custom responses from the Customize Your Workspace page.

For example, some workspaces add a custom response to help people remember the office Wi-Fi password. You can even use emoji or image links — images will expand inline when Slackbot responds. All of your created responses will be labeled as custom response in Slack.

A custom Slackbot response providing the Wi-Fi password to a member

Note: Custom Slackbot responses will post in channels and your personal DM, but not in DMs with other members or channels shared with external organizations.

Access personal reminders and tasks

When you've set a reminder for yourself, Slackbot will be the one to alert you.

To set a reminder, you can use the /remind command — it works anywhere in Slack (even on mobile too!). 

If you see something in Slack that you want to save for later — like an interesting message, file, or conversation, perhaps — click the  More actions icon, hover over Remind me about this and choose when you’d like Slackbot to remind you about the message.

💡 Learn more about setting a reminder in Slack.

Tip: Send any notes and files you’d like to keep private in your personal DM. Visit Save private notes and files to learn more.


Who can use this feature?
  • All members and guests can use Slackbot. Workspace Owners and Workspace Admins can choose to limit some features.
  • Available on all plans