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How to know user's full name who pinged the bot? #411

iamgabesanchez opened this Issue Sep 10, 2016 · 2 comments


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commented Sep 10, 2016

I was wondering how can I find out the user's full name from Slack, who pinged the bot such that I can take the conversation forward?


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commented Sep 14, 2016

Because message.user is just the userid, I ended up dropping down to the Slack api and used /users/info to do something like:

// Within context where you have a message object
var currentUser;{user:message.user},function(err,response) {
  if(err) {
    bot.say("ERROR :(");
  else {
    currentUser = response["user"];

        text: 'Hi ' + currentUser["name"],
        channel: whateverChannelId

Here, the response["user"] object matches what you get back from the Slack API here:

There may be other ways, but that way is currently working for me.


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commented Jun 27, 2018

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