Send a message from the DMs tab

  DMs is a list of all your direct messages (DMs) that you can search and filter. Use DMs for one-off conversations that don't require an entire channel of people to weigh in, or as a way to start a huddle with a coworker when it’s easier to talk than type.

Opening a direct message from the DMs tab in Slack

Try it: Send a direct message

  1. Click   DMs to see a list of your direct messages.
  2.   Find a DM or click the   new message icon to start a new one.
  3. Type your message, then press Enter to send it.

Learn more: Watch our video for a detailed look at using DMs in Slack.