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 conversation as read
  • Start at the newest message and mark the conversation 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 profile picture in the top right.
  2. Select Preferences from the menu.
  3. Select Mark as read in the left sidebar. 
  4. Under When I view a channel, select your preference. 

Tip: Learn more about reading messages in Slack.

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 conversation as read
  • Start at the newest message and mark the conversation as read
  • Start at the newest message but leave the unseen messages unread


Set your Mark as Read preference 

  1. Click your profile picture in the sidebar.
    Static image of a cursor clicking the profile picture menu in the Slack app
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Select Mark as read
  4. Under When I view a channel, select your preference. 

Tip: Learn more about reading messages in Slack.