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How to send an auto-reply in slack when someone DMs me?

  • 16 January 2021
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So my pals and I have a very small (only four of us) and informal workspace where we DM each other and share stuff. I’d like to be able to set a custom message response when anyone DMs me. For instance, if I’m playing a full screen game, I want to be able to set something like “I’m playing a game, DM me on discord” or something similar. This seems like it should be really easy, but I can’t figure out how to do it - there isn’t a trigger event for getting a DM. I’ve tried using my slack ID as a custom value, but I can’t get that to work.

Someone else asked about this 7 months ago, but there was no reply that explains how to do this.




Best answer by nicksimard 27 April 2021, 02:09

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Hey @Xylem Flow,

interesting idea. As you already mentioned there is no trigger for DMs in Slack. Maybe this is something you can work with thou? Let me know.

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Hi @Xylem Flow!

I took a look at the Slack API docs and I don’t see anything that would allow you to get DMs (it’s possible that I missed something).

You could also post in our Hire a Pro forum to see if anyone is able to help you out :) 


Have you figured out coding or a way of automatic DMs? I would like to integrate it on my site to automatically send quick responses to my clients.