Set a reminder

Set reminders in Slack to help you remember to do certain tasks. Use the shortcuts menu to set reminders for yourself or for a channel, or use the  More actions menu to set reminders for specific messages you’d like to come back to later.

Note: You can create reminders in your preferred language, but we recommend using the American English date and time format. Be sure to consider the time zones of everyone who will be notified when setting reminders in a channel.

 

Set a reminder

Desktop

Mobile

  1. Type /remind in the message field and select it from the  shortcuts menu.
  2. In the message field, enter the details of your reminder following this format: /remind [yourself or #channel] [what] [when].
  3. Send your message to schedule the reminder.
  1. From a channel or DM, tap the message field.
  2. In the message field, enter the details of your reminder following this format: /remind [yourself or #channel] [what] [when].
  3. Send your message to schedule the reminder.


Example reminder formats

  Command [yourself or #channel] [what] [when]
To remind yourself /remind me Update presentation In 10 minutes
To remind a channel  /remind #team-design Join the weekly meeting Every Tuesday

Note: You can set reminders for yourself or a channel, but not for someone else. You can also set reminders to repeat by the day (ex. every Monday) but not in time increments (ex. every hour).


Remind yourself about a message or file

Desktop

Mobile

  1. Hover over a message or file.
  2. Click the  three dots icon in the top-right corner of the message or file.
  3. Hover over Remind me about this.
  4. Choose a time frame from the list or select Custom to set your own.
  1. Tap and hold a message or file.
  2. Tap Remind Me.
  3. Choose a time frame from the list or select Custom to set your own.

Reminders set for messages and files will be saved in your  Later view. From the In progress tab, you can adjust the time frame for reminders, mark them as complete, or archive them.


Set your default reminder time

By default, any reminders for a day (like “tomorrow” or “every Tuesday”) will be delivered at 9 a.m. in your time zone. If you’d like, you can adjust this:

  1. From your desktop, click on your profile picture in the top right.
  2. Select Preferences from the menu.
  3. Under Set a default time for reminder notifications, select an option from the drop-down menu.


Manage reminders

View and delete your reminders

For personal reminders, and reminders about messages and files, click  Later at the top of your sidebar to view them alongside the rest of your saved items. To delete a reminder from  Later, click the  three dots icon, then select Delete reminder or Remove from Later

For recurring or channel reminders, type /remind list in the message field and send the message to a channel to view or delete reminders for that particular channel.

Tip: You can filter upcoming reminders to focus on what's due first. Click the  Filter icon, then uncheck Show upcoming reminders.

Dismiss reminders

From  Later, you can mark a reminder as complete or delete it. If you need a little more time, you can also edit the reminder’s due date, or snooze it for an hour, three hours, or until the next day.

Marking a reminder  Complete from the In progress tab will dismiss the reminder and move the item to the Completed tab.

Note: It's not possible to mark recurring reminders as complete, but you can delete them.

Who can use this feature?
  • All members, but guests can only set reminders for themselves
  • Available on all plans