Direct message basics

Learn how to use GreetBot’s most popular feature.

The most popular way to greet new members is to send them a direct message after they join your workspace. It’s the perfect opportunity to make a great first impression and ensure new members have everything they need to hit the ground running.

  • GreetBot
    Ahoy there @jamie👋 Great to have you with us, make yourself at home 🏠

    Get started by introducing yourself in the #intros channel. Tell us where you’re from, your area of expertise, and what you are up to. We are all super excited to meet you!

    Be sure to also join these channels:

    #announcements — information everyone should know;
    #team-hr — space for HR-related questions and requests;
    #exec-ama — ask a question and get an answer from the executive team;
    #random — water cooler talk and banter.

    If you have questions about using Slack you can ask in #help-slack or get in touch with @georgie for assistance 💪

Message GreetBot...

A greeting from GreetBot delivered with a direct message.


To add a new direct message configuration follow these steps:

  1. Sign in with Slack at
  2. From your Dashboard go to Message Schedule.
  3. At the top of the page select “Add direct message.”
  4. Choose who should receive your message and when it should be delivered.
  5. Type your message.
  6. Click on “Save message” to activate your configuration.

What to cover

Typically, the kind of information that you might like to share would cover the following:

  • Community guidelines / Code of Conduct;
  • Slack etiquette;
  • Tips for getting started;
  • List of important channels;
  • Where to introduce yourself;
  • Links to documents and resources;
  • Contact information;
  • List of team admins.

Having access to these resources helps new joiners get up to speed quickly and experience less downtime during the orientation phase. It also frees senior team members from having to share this information by hand, enabling them to connect with new joiners in a more personal way.


Direct messages are available on all subscription plans. To configure multiple direct messages you will need a paid subscription. Visit our Pricing page for detailed information on availability and pricing. Contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.