Slack's Real-Time Messaging API Events

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Slack's Real-Time Messaging API Events

Take a look at an extensive list of common event types in use across a variety of industries and use cases.

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We were studying Slack's real-time messaging API implementation and found their list of application events worth showcasing here. We are working to document any interesting lists of event types we come across, developing an aggregated list of common event types in use across a variety of industries and use cases.

  • app_mention — Subscribe to only the message events that mention your app or bot
  • app_rate_limited — Indicates your app's event subscriptions are being rate limited
  • app_uninstalled — Your Slack app was uninstalled.
  • bot_added — A bot user was added
  • bot_changed — A bot user was changed
  • channel_archive — A channel was archived
  • channel_created — A channel was created
  • channel_deleted — A channel was deleted
  • channel_history_changed — Bulk updates were made to a channel's history
  • channel_joined — You joined a channel
  • channel_left — You left a channel
  • channel_marked — Your channel read marker was updated
  • channel_rename — A channel was renamed
  • channel_unarchive — A channel was unarchived
  • commands_changed — A slash command has been added or changed
  • dnd_updated — Do not Disturb settings changed for the current user
  • dnd_updated_user — Do not Disturb settings changed for a member
  • email_domain_changed — The workspace email domain has changed
  • emoji_changed — A custom emoji has been added or changed
  • file_change — A file was changed
  • file_comment_added — A file comment was added
  • file_comment_deleted — A file comment was deleted
  • file_comment_edited — A file comment was edited
  • file_created — A file was created
  • file_deleted — A file was deleted
  • file_public — A file was made public
  • file_shared — A file was shared
  • file_unshared — A file was unshared
  • goodbye — The server intends to close the connection soon.
  • grid_migration_finished — An enterprise grid migration has finished on this workspace.
  • grid_migration_started — An enterprise grid migration has started on this workspace.
  • group_archive — A private channel was archived
  • group_close — You closed a private channel
  • group_deleted — A private channel was deleted
  • group_history_changed — Bulk updates were made to a private channel's history
  • group_joined — You joined a private channel
  • group_left — You left a private channel
  • group_marked — A private channel read marker was updated
  • group_open — You created a group DM
  • group_rename — A private channel was renamed
  • group_unarchive — A private channel was unarchived
  • hello — The client has successfully connected to the server
  • im_close — You closed a DM
  • im_created — A DM was created
  • im_history_changed — Bulk updates were made to a DM's history
  • im_marked — A direct message read marker was updated
  • im_open — You opened a DM
  • link_shared — A message was posted containing one or more links relevant to your application
  • manual_presence_change — You manually updated your presence
  • member_joined_channel — A user joined a public or private channel
  • member_left_channel — A user left a public or private channel
  • message — A message was sent to a channel
  • message.app_home — A user sent a message to your Slack app
  • message.channels — A message was posted to a channel
  • message.groups — A message was posted to a private channel
  • message.im — A message was posted in a direct message channel
  • message.mpim — A message was posted in a multiparty direct message channel
  • pin_added — A pin was added to a channel
  • pin_removed — A pin was removed from a channel
  • pref_change — You have updated your preferences
  • presence_change — A member's presence changed
  • presence_query — Determine the current presence status for a list of users
  • presence_sub — Subscribe to presence events for the specified users
  • reaction_added — A member has added an emoji reaction to an item
  • reaction_removed — A member removed an emoji reaction
  • reconnect_url — Experimental
  • resources_added — Access to a set of resources was granted for your app
  • resources_removed — Access to a set of resources was removed for your app
  • scope_denied — OAuth scopes were denied to your app
  • scope_granted — OAuth scopes were granted to your app
  • star_added — A member has starred an item
  • star_removed — A member removed a star
  • subteam_created — A User Group has been added to the workspace
  • subteam_members_changed — The membership of an existing User Group has changed
  • subteam_self_added — You have been added to a User Group
  • subteam_self_removed — You have been removed from a User Group
  • subteam_updated — An existing User Group has been updated or its members changed
  • team_domain_change — The workspace domain has changed
  • team_join — A new member has joined
  • team_migration_started — The workspace is being migrated between servers
  • team_plan_change — The account billing plan has changed
  • team_pref_change — A preference has been updated
  • team_profile_change — The workspace profile fields have been updated
  • team_profile_delete — The workspace profile fields have been deleted
  • team_profile_reorder — The workspace profile fields have been reordered
  • team_rename — The workspace name has changed
  • tokens_revoked — API tokens for your app were revoked.
  • url_verification — Verifies ownership of an Events API Request URL
  • user_change — A member's data has changed
  • user_resource_denied — User resource was denied to your app
  • user_resource_granted — User resource was granted to your app
  • user_resource_removed — User resource was removed from your app
  • user_typing — A channel member is typing a message

All of these event types paint a pretty complete picture of Slack's real-time messaging environment. All the things that occur when you are engaging with users across the message platform, showing the event-driven view of the Slack platform and complimenting the existing web APIs they have.

We are documenting all the event types we come across and aggregating them into one master list of even types. We are leaving the name of the even types as we found them to help us understand the naming conventions used by API providers and other nuances of their implementation. This will help us continue to understand the event-driven architecture that is expanding across the API sector.

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