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    Slack Incoming Webhooks

    The @slack/webhook package contains a helper for making requests to Slack's Incoming Webhooks. Use it in your app to send a notification to a channel.


    $ npm install @slack/webhook


    Initialize the webhook

    The package exports a IncomingWebhook class. You'll need to initialize it with the URL you received from Slack.

    The URL can come from installation in your development workspace, which is shown right in the app configuration pages. Or, the URL could be in the response from oauth.v2.access when the app is distributed and installed into another workspace.

    const { IncomingWebhook } = require('@slack/webhook');
    // Read a url from the environment variables
    const url = process.env.SLACK_WEBHOOK_URL;
    // Initialize
    const webhook = new IncomingWebhook(url);
    Setting default arguments

    The webhook can be initialized with default arguments that are reused each time a notification is sent. Use the second parameter to the constructor to set the default arguments.

    const { IncomingWebhook } = require('@slack/webhook');
    const url = process.env.SLACK_WEBHOOK_URL;
    // Initialize with defaults
    const webhook = new IncomingWebhook(url, {
      icon_emoji: ':bowtie:',

    Send a notification

    Something interesting just happened in your app, so its time to send the notification! Just call the .send(options) method on the webhook. The options parameter is an object that should describe the contents of the message. The method returns a Promise that resolves once the notification is sent.

    const { IncomingWebhook } = require('@slack/webhook');
    const url = process.env.SLACK_WEBHOOK_URL;
    const webhook = new IncomingWebhook(url);
    // Send the notification
    (async () => {
      await webhook.send({
        text: 'I\'ve got news for you...',

    Proxy requests with a custom agent

    The webhook allows you to customize the HTTP Agent used to create the connection to Slack. Using this option is the best way to make all requests from your app through a proxy, which is a common requirement in many corporate settings.

    In order to create an Agent from some proxy information (such as a host, port, username, and password), you can use one of many npm packages. We recommend https-proxy-agent. Start by installing this package and saving it to your package.json.

    $ npm install https-proxy-agent

    Import the HttpsProxyAgent class, and create an instance that can be used as the agent option of the IncomingWebhook.

    const { IncomingWebhook } = require('@slack/webhook');
    const HttpsProxyAgent = require('https-proxy-agent');
    const url = process.env.SLACK_WEBHOOK_URL;
    // One of the ways you can configure HttpsProxyAgent is using a simple string.
    // See: for more options
    const proxy = new HttpsProxyAgent(process.env.http_proxy || '');
    // Initialize with the proxy agent option
    const webhook = new IncomingWebhook(token, { agent: proxy });
    // Sending this webhook will now go through the proxy
    (async () => {
      await webhook.send({
        text: 'I\'ve got news for you...',


    npm i @slack/webhook

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