Slack Messages Downloader

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Download up to 1,000 Slack messages from a public channel of your choice. Extract message text, image URL, timestamp, reply count, user ID, reply user IDs, and more. Export Slack data in JSON, CSV, and Excel and use it for archives, backups, and automated reports.

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Slack Messages Downloader

Free trial for 7 days

Then $7.00/month

What is Slack Messages Downloader?

It's a simple and powerful tool that allows you to download Slack message history from a public channel of your choosing. You can choose how far into the channel history to go (for instance, 2 weeks) and download up to 1,000 Slack messages. To get that data, just insert the channel ID, Slack bot token, and click "Save & Start" button.

Why download Slack message history?

馃摎 Create a specific Slack channel archive
馃搰 Automate export of Slack conversations and threads
馃捑 Back up Slack channel data
馃搾 Save and keep track of important reports

How to download messages from Slack?

Slack Messages Downloader was designed to be easy to start with even if you've never extracted data from Slack before. Here's how you can scrape Slack channel data with this tool:

  1. Create a free Apify account using your email.
  2. Open Slack Messages Downloader.
  3. Add the public Slack channel ID to exact messages from.
  4. Add a Slack bot token.
  5. Choose how far into the Slack message history to go.
  6. Click "Start" and wait for the data to be extracted.
  7. Download your data in JSON, XML, CSV, Excel, or HTML.


The input for Slack Messages Downloader should be Slack channel ID, Slack bot token and number of days of how far into the channel history to go.

The Slack channel ID can be found in URL (if you're using Slack in browser) or at the bottom of channel details (if you're using Slack app).

The Slack bot token should include the permissions to download the following scopes: channels:history and channels:join. You can add those scopes and generate your token in OAuth & Permissions -> Scopes in Slack API settings.

Apify - Download Slack messages input

Click on the input tab for a detailed list of input parameters in JSON. Here's an input example:

{ "channel": "ABC33ABC", "oldest": 10, "token": "ENCRYPTED_VALUE:12345678900987654321Token" }


This actor will deliver results in a dataset. You can choose in which format to download it: JSON, Excel, HTML, CSV, or XML. Here's an excerpt from the JSON dataset you'd get if you apply the input parameters above:

{ "type": "message", "text": "Another bug report! Seems that we鈥檙e missing some origins in the run tooltip. It would also be nice to explain what each of them means. Adding screenshot:", "files": [ { "id": "IDCODEHERE890", "created": 1671110278, "timestamp": 1671110278, "name": "CleanShot.png", "title": "CleanShot.png", "mimetype": "image/png", "filetype": "png", "pretty_type": "PNG", "user": "USERCODE567", "user_team": "USERTEAMCODE089", "editable": false, "size": 56857, "mode": "hosted", "is_external": false, "external_type": "", "is_public": true, "public_url_shared": false, "display_as_bot": false, "username": "", "url_private": "", "url_private_download": "", "media_display_type": "unknown", "thumb_64": "", "original_w": 824, "original_h": 290, "thumb_tiny": "AwAQADCmq7gTnZfukilLF/vN+dMB5TPJcH/gQqPj1NBAHcOKdlvVvzpuAe+KDjtQB/9k=", "permalink": "", "permalink_public": "", "is_starred": false, "has_rich_preview": false, "file_access": "visible", "media_progress": null } ], "upload": false, "user": "USERCODE567", "display_as_bot": false, "ts": "1902710306.621639", "blocks": [ { "type": "rich_text", "block_id": "5be", "elements": [ { "type": "rich_text_section", "elements": [ { "type": "text", "text": "Another bug report! Seems that we鈥檙e missing some origins in the run tooltip. It would also be nice to explain what each of them means. Adding screenshot:" } ] } ] } ], "client_msg_id": "59a221e1-62df-481d-93ca-8b28fchtf2dd", "thread_ts": "1671940306.621069", "reply_count": 8, "reply_users_count": 4, "latest_reply": "1674777410.645369", "reply_users": [ "USERCODE501", "USERCODE567", "USERCODE234", "USERCODE000" ], "is_locked": false, "subscribed": false, "reactions": [ { "name": "pull-request", "users": [ "US98SKW4W" ], "count": 1 } ], "date": "2023-2-31" }, ...

Want to automate Slack notifications or messages?

You can use the simple automation tools below. Each of them is built particularly for the relevant Slack notification case that you can set up for GitHub, Toggl, and other platforms. Feel free to browse them:

馃拰 Slack Message Generator | 馃悎 GitHub Issues to Slack
鈿狅笍 Slack Notification Webhook | 馃憖 Monitoring Reporter Slack