I've created a slack bot, and it sends messages to a channel. I've added a button, and what I'd like to accomplish is having the button redirect the user to an external website.

Is this possible?

The documentation does not indicate you can simply add a URL to the button. Below is the actions array I'm using in the slack bot. It would be awesome if you could.

  "actions": [{
    "name": "Go to order",
    "text": "Go to order",
    "type": "button",
    "value": "Go!"
  • Programming related questions would be better placed on stackoverflow, which also has a big Slack community – Erik Kalkoken Feb 19 '18 at 12:59
  • mark it as accepted, or move it off this part of stack exchange ;) – zero_cool Feb 19 '18 at 23:48

Try Slack's Link Buttons, which specifically open links in new browser tabs when clicked.

    "text": "Test Link Buttons",
    "channel": "C061EG9SL",
    "attachments": [
            "fallback": "Test link button to https://slack.com/",
            "actions": [
                    "type": "button",
                    "name": "file_request_123456",
                    "text": "Test",
                    "url": "https://slack.com/",
                    "style": "primary"

Slack Message Builder example

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    @zero_cool If this answer solved your question, please consider marking it as solution. Thank you. – Erik Kalkoken Feb 19 '18 at 12:58

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