A user joined a public channel, private channel or MPDM.


Works with

    "type": "member_joined_channel",
    "user": "W123ABC456",
    "channel": "C123ABC456",
    "channel_type": "C",
    "team": "T123ABC456",
    "inviter": "U123456789"
    "enterprise": "E123456789"

The member_joined_channel event is sent when users join any channel type, including public and private channels, with the exception of direct messages between two users. For direct messages, there can only ever be two users, and additional members cannot be added.

This event requires membership in the conversation in order to receive events. It is supported as a bot user subscription in the Events API. Bot users will receive this event when a new member joins a channel your bot or app is already a member of.

Which events your bot or app will receive depends on the scopes granted and their context. For example, if your bot or app has the channels:read scope, it will receive events for public channels. If it has groups:read, it will receive events for private channels.

This event is also triggered when creating a new channel.

Property Description
user User ID belonging to the user that joined the channel.
channel Channel ID for a public channel or private channel (AKA group).
channel_type A single letter indicating the type of channel used in channel. Private channels created before March 2021 have a G prefix. Both public and private channels created after March 2021 have a C prefix. If you need to know the channel type, use the conversations.info method.
team Team ID, identifying which workspace the user is from.
inviter User ID of the inviting user. The value will be blank if a user manually joins a channel, is added by default, or the channel is converted from a public channel to a private channel.
enterprise Enterprise ID, identifying which org the user is from. The value will be blank if the user's team is not a grid organization.

This example illustrates an absent inviter property, a result of a channel being converted from public to private:

    "type": "member_joined_channel",
    "user": "W123ABC456",
    "channel": "G123ABC456",
    "channel_type": "G",
    "team": "T123ABC456"

When an event occurs, we will send an HTTP POST request to your Request URL. The outer payload is uniform across all Events API methods, and contains fields like team_id and event. Learn more