Zapier for Slack

Zapier automatically moves information between the tools that you use every day with custom workflows called Zaps. Install the Zapier app to connect your workspace to hundreds of other services and use Zaps that you've created right in Slack.

Tip: Visit the Zapier website to see a full list of Zaps that you can create for your workspace.

Example Zaps

  • Add saved Slack messages to a to-do app
  • Share new Twitter mentions in a channel
  • Post a message to Slack when a new lead is added to your CRM


Add the Zapier app to Slack

To use the Zapier app in Slack, one person needs to install the app to your workspace. Once the app is installed, members can connect their Zapier accounts to Slack to use it.

Install the Zapier app

  1. Visit the Zapier page in the Slack App Directory.
  2. Click Add to Slack.
  3. Click Allow to grant Zapier access to Slack. If you’re not signed in to your Zapier account, you’ll be prompted to do so.
  4. Select Open Slack to go back to your workspace.

Note: If someone has already installed the Zapier app to your workspace, you’ll see Open in Slack on the app page.

Connect your Zapier account to Slack

Once the Zapier app has been installed to your workspace, you can follow the steps below to connect your account:

  1. From your desktop, click  Apps at the top of your left sidebar. If you don’t see this option, click  More to find it.
  2. Search for and select Zapier to open the app.
  3. Click the Home tab at the top of the screen.
  4. Click Get started.
  5. Select Allow to grant Zapier access to Slack. If you’re not signed in to your Zapier account, you’ll be prompted to do so.
  6. Select Open Slack to go back to your workspace.


Use Zapier in Slack

From the Zapier app's Home tab in Slack, you'll see Zaps that you’ve created or modified recently. You'll also find links to the Zapier website, where you can manage, connect or create new Zaps.

Manage your Zaps

To edit a Zap, click Edit Zap. To view a Zap's task history, click the Task history button below the Zap. You’ll be taken to the Zapier website, and any changes that you make will update in Slack immediately after saving them.

Connect Zaps to Slack

Zapier offers a number of Zaps designed for use in Slack that you can easily add to your workspace. Click the Try it button next to any Zap to set it up to run in your workspace.

Create a new Zap

If you have an idea in mind for a custom Zap, click Make a new Zap to set one up on the Zapier website. When you’re finished setting up and testing your Zap, click Turn on Zap.

Add Zapier steps to Slack workflows

If you’re using Slack on a paid subscription, you can add steps from the Zapier app to workflows that you create using Workflow Builder. The Zapier app offers more than 120 workflow steps that you can use to connect Slack workflows with a variety of other services (like your CRM, email, spreadsheets and more). Once the Zapier app is installed to your workspace, you’ll see available steps in the Workflow Builder step library.

Tip: To learn more about creating workflows in Slack, visit our Guide to Workflow Builder


Disconnect your Zapier account

If you no longer want to use the Zapier app in Slack, you can disconnect your account. Disconnecting your account won’t uninstall the app from your workspace or prevent others from using it.

  1. From your desktop, click  Apps at the top of your left sidebar. If you don’t see this option, click  More to find it.
  2. Search for and select Zapier to open the app.
  3. Click the Home tab at the top of the screen.
  4. Click the  three dots icon next to your name.
  5. Select Disconnect.