Follow these simple steps to use your bot in DMs and message groups.

We will cover the following topics in this article:

  • Create a direct message group
  • Adding your bot to an existing group
  • Automatically add your bot to all message groups and channels

Note:  Bots in Slack act like users.  You add, invite, remove just like you would for anyone on your Slack team.  This also applies to direct messages.

Create a direct message group

  • Start a new direct message by clicking the plus symbol in Slack next to direct messages
  • Create a group of users that includes the jira-plus bot
  • Start your conversation

Adding your bot to an existing group

  • Click the gear in the upper right hand corner of the direct message group and select "Invite another member..."
  • Add the bot by typing "@jira-plus" in the popup control

Automatically add your bot to all message groups and channels

You can't (at this time).   Slack does not provide a way to add a bot universally to your team.  This appears to be on the Slack development roadmap, but it is not currently available. 

If we could auto-join all channels and help you out we would!

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