Manage your Mark as Read preference

Messages in Slack will be marked as read soon after you open a channel or direct message. If you’d like, you can change this preference and select one of these options:

  • Start where you left off and mark the channel as read
  • Start at the newest message and mark the channel as read
  • Start at the newest message but leave the unseen messages unread


Set your Mark as Read preference 

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Preferences from the menu,
  3. Select Mark as read
  4. Under When I view a channel, select your preference. 

Tip: Learn more about reading messages in Slack.