Communication at work happens in different places, like emails, chats and calls. This can result in silos that make it difficult to work effectively and share information.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Slack to:
Work in channels
Work in channels
In Slack, communication with your team about specific topics takes place in channels. When you work in channels, use mentions to get the attention of the right people and emoji reactions to simplify communication.
Mention a teammate
Add an emoji reaction
If you have a question for a specific teammate, you can mention them in a channel to get their attention. They'll receive a notification and the rest of the team can follow along for context.
Try it: In a channel, use the symbol to mention a teammate when asking them a question.
Use emoji reactions to simplify communication and acknowledge messages with a few clicks. Watch the video below to learn more.
You can add files to any conversation to collaborate with your teammates more easily.
Say that you need to share a file with project info. By adding it to the channel dedicated to that project, the file and the messages about it stay together with the rest of the conversation.
Try it: Click the paper clip icon next to the message field to add a file.
To add clarity to communication in Slack, you can format and edit your messages.
Edit or delete messages
Say that you’re providing feedback about a document. To make it easier to scan for the team, add list formatting to your message. Did you make a mistake in a message that you’ve already sent? Edit your message to fix typos or delete it to start over.