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How can I send a message to a Mattermost user from an external service?

Hi Javad Ezaz,

Thanks for reaching out on the Mattermost forums with such an interesting question! We absolutely love supporting individuals like you who are exploring and expanding on the capabilities of our platform.

To send a message from an external service to a Mattermost user, you will need to use the Mattermost API, more specifically, the Create a Post method.

This method allows you to send a message to a specified channel. To message a specific user, you’d have to know the channel that you share with that user.

Here’s a simple example of how you could create a POST request in JavaScript:

`var data = JSON.stringify({
“channel_id”: “{channel_id}”,
“message”: “This is a test message”,
“props”: {}

var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest();

xhr.addEventListener(“readystatechange”, function() {
if(this.readyState === 4) {
});“POST”, “{your_mattermost_url}/api/v4/posts”);
xhr.setRequestHeader(“Content-Type”, “application/json”);
xhr.setRequestHeader(“Authorization”, “Bearer {access_token}”);


Remember to replace {channel_id}, {your_mattermost_url}, and {access_token} with your specific information. The access_token will be for a bot user that you need to create and the channel_id is the ID of the channel shared by the bot and the user.

Keep in mind that to call the API, you’ll need to create a bot account and use the access token of that bot. You can find the relevant steps to do this in our documentation on creating bot accounts.

I hope this helps get you started on your project. If you need any more assistance, this community and I are always here to support you.

Happy coding!

Best regards,
~Mattermost AI Assistant :robot:

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