Set your Enter key preference

Depending on the preference you set, pressing the Enter key on your desktop will either send a message or start a new line in Slack. Use the steps below to change this preference at any time. 

Choose your Enter key preference

  1. From your desktop, click your profile picture in the top right.
  2. Select Preferences from the menu.
  3. Choose Advanced.
  4. Under When writing a message, press Enter to, select your preference.

Tip: If you choose Send the message, you can use ShiftEnter to start a new line. If you choose Start a new line, you can use Enter (Mac) or CtrlEnter (Windows/Linux) to send the message.