The Slack experience for mobile

Our mobile apps are designed to complement your Slack desktop experience. Keep reading to get an overview of our mobile apps for iOS and Android smartphones.

The tab bar

Use the bottom tab bar to switch between conversations and access your settings.



Tap the  Home tab in the bottom-left corner to access your channel list, threads, and drafts. Conversations where you’ve been mentioned will be at the top of the list. If you’re using custom sections on desktop, they'll be visible from here.



Find all of your direct messages (DMs) in the   DMs tab. Your most recent conversations, and any where you've been mentioned, will be listed at the top.


Mentions & reactions

Tap the  Mentions tab to see your mentions, keyword notifications, and reactions to your messages in one place. The most recent messages will show at the top of the list, and you can tap any message to view it in a conversation.



From the  You tab, you can set your status and availability, edit your profile, and manage your notifications and preferences. You can also view your saved messages and files.

The compose button 

Just like working in Slack on your desktop, you can use the  compose button to quickly write and send messages on mobile. Unsent messages will automatically save as drafts in the  Drafts section of your  Home tab.

Navigation and search 

Navigate Slack on your smartphone with simple gestures and easy access to search.

  • Access the main menu
    Swipe right to browse channels, people, or files in your workspace, or switch between other workspaces you're also signed in to.
  • Jump to conversations
    From the  Home or  DMs tab, tap the Jump to field and type the name of a channel or person to navigate to that conversation. You can also swipe left from any tab to open your last viewed conversation.
  • Search in Slack
    From anywhere in the app, tap the  magnifying glass icon in the top-right corner to search for messages and files