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, search for information, and access your settings and preferences.

Home tab


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 your desktop, they'll be visible here.

Direct messages tab


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

Mentions and reactions tab

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.

Search tab


Use the  Search tab to search for messages and files, browse people and channels, and view recent searches.

You tab


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

Compose button

Use the  compose button to quickly write and send messages on mobile, just like you would on your desktop. Unsent messages will automatically save as drafts in the  Drafts section of your Home tab.

Navigation and shortcuts 

Navigate Slack on your smartphone with simple gestures and shortcuts.

  • Access the main menu
    From the Home tab, swipe right to switch between workspaces, sign in to additional workspaces, and access your preferences.
  • 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 the last conversation you viewed.
  • Use shortcuts
    Tap the  lightning bolt icon from any channel or DM to open the shortcuts menu. Take common actions (like creating a channel or setting your status) or search for app shortcuts and slash commands