Use threads to organise discussions

Start a thread from any message to organise discussions in channels and direct messages (DMs). Threads let you discuss topics in detail without adding clutter to a conversation’s main view and help make discussions easier to keep track of.

What to expect

  • Threads are connected to the original message.
  • Thread replies won’t appear in the conversation’s main view.
  • Only those who have contributed or who have followed the thread will be notified of new replies.
  • Using an @here or @channel mention in a thread won’t notify members in the conversation.


Start or reply to a thread

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  1. Hover over the message that you'd like to reply to.
  2. Click the  Reply in thread icon.
  3. Type your reply.
  4. Send your message.
  1. Tap the message you want to reply to.
  2. Tap the  Start a thread icon, or tap the Add a reply field to add to an existing thread.
  3. Type your reply.
  4. Tap the   paper plane icon to send your message.
  1. Tap the message you want to reply to.
  2. Tap the  Start a thread icon, or tap the Add a reply field to add to an existing thread.
  3. Type your reply.
  4. Tap the   paper plane icon to send your message.

Tip: When other members in the conversation would benefit from seeing your thread reply, you can send your reply back to the channel or DM’s main view. Simply tick the box below your message before sending it.


Manage the threads that you follow

You’ll be notified of new replies to a thread if you started a thread, replied to a thread or were mentioned in the original message or any thread replies. For a thread that you haven’t engaged with, you can choose to follow it to stay in the loop. To stop receiving notifications of new activity, you can unfollow a thread at any point.

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Android

  1. Hover over the thread.
  2. Click the  three dots icon.
  3. Select Follow thread to receive notifications for all new thread replies, or Unfollow thread to stop receiving notifications.
  1. Tap the thread.
  2. Tap the  three dots icon below the original message.
  3. Select  Follow thread to receive notifications for all new thread replies, or  Unfollow thread to stop receiving notifications.
  1. Tap the thread.
  2. Tap the  three dots icon below the original message.
  3. Select  Follow thread to receive notifications for all new thread replies, or  Unfollow thread to stop receiving notifications.


View all threads

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Android

Select Threads at the top of your left sidebar to see all the conversations that you’re following, where threads with unread replies will appear at the top of the list. From your Threads view, you can do the following:

From the  Home tab, tap Threads at the top of your screen to see all the conversations that you're following, where threads with unread replies will appear at the top of the list. From your Threads view, you can do the following:
  • To add to a thread, tap Reply.
  • Unfollow a thread if you'd no longer like to be notified of new replies.
From the  Home tab, tap Threads at the top of your screen to see all the conversations that you're following, where threads with unread replies will appear at the top of the list. From your Threads view, you can do the following:
  • To add to a thread, tap Reply.
  • Unfollow a thread if you'd no longer like to be notified of new replies.

Tip: When you've read a thread reply that you’d like to come back to later, you can mark the message as unread.

Who can use this feature?
  • All members and guests
  • FreeStandardPlus and Enterprise Grid subscriptions