Guide to Slack Workflow Builder

Workflow Builder helps you to automate routine tasks and processes in Slack. Workflows can be as simple or as complex as you like, and can even be connected to other apps that you use to get work done.


What are workflows?

Workflows make completing everyday tasks in Slack easier for you and your team. If you’re new to workflows, we recommend checking out our tutorials:


How do you build a workflow?

Customise a template

We offer several templates that you can use to quickly create workflows for common tasks. To take a look at these, head to the workflow gallery: 

  1. From your desktop, hover over   More in the sidebar. 
  2. Click  Automations, then select  Templates
  3. Click on a template to open a preview, then select Use template


Build from scratch

No matter what they need to do, workflows have two main components: a trigger (how the workflow will start), and steps (the actions you want the workflow to take).

Our Build a workflow tutorial is a great place to start, but if you’re looking for more detailed instructions, you’ll find them in Create a new workflow in Slack.

Tip: We offer several customisable templates you can use to quickly create workflows for common tasks, like collecting information or scheduling reminders.


Find workflows to use

Here's where to find workflows in Slack:

  • Workflow gallery
    From your desktop, hover over   More in the sidebar, then click  Automations. Select  Workflows to browse all the workflows in your workspace or Enterprise Grid organisation.
  • Search
    From your desktop, click the search bar. Type the name of a workflow and select it from the list of results. On mobile, tap Search, then tap Workflows
  • Conversation details
    To see workflows that have been shared in a channel or direct message (DM), click or tap the conversation name. On desktop, click Integrations. For mobile, tap Workflows.  
Who can use this feature?
  • By default, all members can create workflows, and members and guests can use them
  • Available on paid subscriptions