Send a direct message to a Slack user on your team. To send a Slack notification rather than a direct message, use Send Slackbot Message.

Unless otherwise indicated, field types are text.


  • Unfurl URLs? (true/false): indicate whether Slack should scan links found in messages and create attachments based on the link’s contents
  • Field Type (drop-down): indicate which input field is used to identify the user (User ID or Username)


Input fields are dependent on the field type selection.

  • Username: Slack username of the person to send the message to (without the @ symbol)
  • User ID: unique ID of the Slack user
  • Message: message text (may include emojis:, #channels, @users, and /commands)


  • Timestamp: timestamp when message was sent