No-code Slack notifications and messages

Get personal notifications about tasks in Slack, allow users to select how they want to be notified, and send messages to public channels

You can send specific step-related notifications to Slack channels and get notified by Slack about completed instances or assigned tasks. Setting up this option doesn't require any coding skills and doesn't add any extra steps to your workflow.

Additionally, you can quickly send messages to Slack public channels as part of your workflow.

Before you begin

Have your Slack integration set up. Go to Automations library and click Connect in the Slack application tile.


You need to be an admin to set up Slack integration, which is a pre-requisite for Slack notifications.

Send messages to public channels

  1. When you build or edit your workflow, click + Add step.
  2. Select Integrations > Slack.
  3. Click Configure integration.
  4. Select the Send message to public channel action in the Slack action dropdown.
  5. Enter the message and select the channel to which you want to send the message. The dropdown lists all the public channels available in your Slack workspace.
  1. Click Save changes.


Make sure to run a test workflow to see of the message goes though. It might happen that you can see the success message as the step status and the step shows as completed, but the step still fails. This is specific to Slack API to respond with a success status and then detail an error in the actual response message.


User variables are not displayed in the output. However, they are visible in the data reference dropdown if you want to use them in further steps.

Use step notifications

After you or your admin has connected Slack, you can send notifications to selected channels directly from the step. With Notifications you can only send updated to channels - you can't send direct messages.

  1. In the step, click Notification.
  1. From the Send by drop-down, select Slack.
  2. Select one or more channels to send the message to.
  3. Enter the message. You can use data references if needed.
  4. Click Send.

When the notification is sent out, you can see a notification icon under the step it was sent from.

Send to private channels

If you want to send a notification to a private channel, you first need to add the app to that channel so that the private channel shows up on the list. To do that:

  1. Open the Slack channel and click its name to open details.
  2. Open the Integrations tab.
  3. Click Add to add the Next Matter app to the channel.

Decide how to get notified about tasks

After you or your admin has connected Slack, you can decide if you prefer email or Slack notifications about your tasks. Selecting Slack, will send you a Slack direct message for every new tasks you are assigned to.

You can make this choice in your Profile settings by clicking the avatar icon in the bottom-left corner of your Next Matter portal.

Select your favourite option in the Notifications section.


If you clear all options, we'll notify you about tasks and due dates using Next Matter Inbox.