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SlackSend Channel Message

Reply to people who post your company name on Hacker News in minutes using this Zap which notifies you in Slack whenever your company name is mentioned in a post or a comment.

Quick replies are rare, memorable, and a great way to build a fan-base around your brand. After all, who is expecting someone from a company to reply to their comment in an obscure thread within minutes of it being posted?

How It Works

  1. Zapier keeps an eye on HN, looking for new posts and comments that contain your company name (or really, anything word you want)
  2. When Zapier sees one, we will grab it and post a message into a Slack channel you pick with the snippet and link back to the post or comment.

What You Need

  • A Slack account and channel you want to push the message into.

Why Zapier?

Free

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Easy

No coding required—automate any of 1,000+ apps in minutes.

Secure

Enterprise-level security—connect mission-critical apps.

It's easy to connect Slack + Webhooks by Zapier and requires absolutely zero coding experience—the only limit is your own imagination.

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Slack
New Starred Message

Triggers when you star a message.

Slack
Send Direct Message

Send a direct message to a user or yourself from the Slackbot.

Slack
New Message Posted to Channel

Triggers when a new message is posted to a specific #channel you choose.

Slack
Send Channel Message

Post a new message to a specific #channel you choose.

Slack
New Public Message Posted Anywhere

Triggers when a new message is posted to any public channel.

Slack
Add Reminder

Adds a reminder for yourself or a teammate, just like the /remind slash command.

Slack
New Channel

Triggers whenever a new #channel is created.

Webhooks by Zapier
PUT

Fire off a single PUT request as a form or JSON.

Webhooks by Zapier
Retrieve Poll

Poll a URL and look for new entries.

Webhooks by Zapier
POST

Fire off a single POST request as a form or JSON.

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Slack is a platform for team communication: everything in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. Offering instant messaging, document sharing and knowledge search for modern teams.

Webhooks simply POST data (or JSON) to a specific URL every time we see something new. Webhooks can also accept data (or JSON) to kick off a workflow in Zapier.