Send messages to teams or channels without joining


  • Version of Rocket.Chat Server: 4.5.1
  • Operating System: Ubuntu 18.04
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I have installed thinking of a corporate environment.
I want to send a message to a team or a channel, without this joining that team or channel. Example I am user1 and I want to send a message to the accounting department, but I don’t want to join their team or channel.

Hi! For a user to send a message, it must be on that channel.

On previous versions, a bot could do that.

But recent versions will require the bot to be on the channel it wants to send message to.