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API Methods

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The developer preview for workspace apps has ended. We’re taking the components of workspace apps and bringing them in phases to existing as well as new apps.

You are welcome to install workspace apps as internal integrations or distribute them to other workspaces, but we won't accept them as submissions for the Slack app directory going forward.

All API methods follow the same calling conventions.

These methods specifically require workspace tokens.


Method Description
api.test Checks API calling code.


Method Description
apps.permissions.info Returns list of permissions this app has on a team.
apps.permissions.request Allows an app to request additional scopes


Method Description
apps.permissions.resources.list Returns list of resource grants this app has on a team.


Method Description
apps.permissions.scopes.list Returns list of scopes this app has on a team.


Method Description
apps.permissions.users.list Returns list of user grants and corresponding scopes this app has on a team.
apps.permissions.users.request Enables an app to trigger a permissions modal to grant an app access to a user access scope.


Method Description
apps.uninstall Uninstalls your app from a workspace.


Method Description
auth.revoke Revokes a token.
auth.test Checks authentication & identity.


Method Description
bots.info Gets information about a bot user.


Post chat messages to Slack.

Method Description
chat.delete Deletes a message.
chat.getPermalink Retrieve a permalink URL for a specific extant message
chat.postEphemeral Sends an ephemeral message to a user in a channel.
chat.postMessage Sends a message to a channel.
chat.unfurl Provide custom unfurl behavior for user-posted URLs
chat.update Updates a message.


Interface with all kinds of conversations the same way, whether they're public or private channels, direct messages, or otherwise.

Method Description
conversations.archive Archives a conversation.
conversations.create Initiates a public or private channel-based conversation
conversations.history Fetches a conversation's history of messages and events.
conversations.info Retrieve information about a conversation.
conversations.invite Invites users to a channel.
conversations.list Lists all channels in a Slack team.
conversations.members Retrieve members of a conversation.
conversations.rename Renames a conversation.
conversations.replies Retrieve a thread of messages posted to a conversation
conversations.setPurpose Sets the purpose for a conversation.
conversations.setTopic Sets the topic for a conversation.
conversations.unarchive Reverses conversation archival.


Method Description
dialog.open Open a dialog with a user


Adjust and view Do Not Disturb settings for team members.

Method Description
dnd.endDnd Ends the current user's Do Not Disturb session immediately.
dnd.endSnooze Ends the current user's snooze mode immediately.
dnd.info Retrieves a user's current Do Not Disturb status.
dnd.setSnooze Turns on Do Not Disturb mode for the current user, or changes its duration.
dnd.teamInfo Retrieves the Do Not Disturb status for users on a team.


Method Description
emoji.list Lists custom emoji for a team.


Method Description
files.comments.add Add a comment to an existing file.
files.comments.delete Deletes an existing comment on a file.
files.comments.edit Edit an existing file comment.


Get info on files uploaded to Slack, upload new files to Slack.

Method Description
files.delete Deletes a file.
files.info Gets information about a team file.
files.list Lists & filters team files.
files.revokePublicURL Revokes public/external sharing access for a file
files.sharedPublicURL Enables a file for public/external sharing.
files.upload Uploads or creates a file.


Method Description
pins.add Pins an item to a channel.
pins.list Lists items pinned to a channel.
pins.remove Un-pins an item from a channel.


Method Description
reactions.add Adds a reaction to an item.
reactions.get Gets reactions for an item.
reactions.list Lists reactions made by a user.
reactions.remove Removes a reaction from an item.


Method Description
reminders.add Creates a reminder.
reminders.complete Marks a reminder as complete.
reminders.delete Deletes a reminder.
reminders.info Gets information about a reminder.
reminders.list Lists all reminders created by or for a given user.


Method Description
stars.list Lists stars for a user.


Method Description
team.billableInfo Gets billable users information for the current team.
team.info Gets information about the current team.
team.integrationLogs Gets the integration logs for the current team.


Method Description
team.profile.get Retrieve a team's profile.


Get info on your team's User Groups.

Method Description
usergroups.create Create a User Group
usergroups.disable Disable an existing User Group
usergroups.enable Enable a User Group
usergroups.list List all User Groups for a team
usergroups.update Update an existing User Group


Method Description
usergroups.users.list List all users in a User Group
usergroups.users.update Update the list of users for a User Group


Get info on members of your Slack team.

Method Description
users.identity Get a user's identity.
users.info Gets information about a user.
users.list Lists all users in a Slack team.
users.lookupByEmail Find a user with an email address.


Method Description
users.profile.get Retrieves a user's profile information.
users.profile.set Set the profile information for a user.

The Web API has an OpenAPI 2.0 specification. Follow changes to the Web API with our changelog and on GitHub.