Use built-in slash commands
Slash commands act as shortcuts for specific actions in Slack. Type a slash command in the message field, select enter to send and that’s it. You’ve performed a task in one easy step!
To see a full list of available slash commands for your workspace, even custom ones, type a / forward slash in any channel or direct message.
Available slash commands
*Not available on all mobile apps.
|/apps*||Search for Slack apps in the App Directory|
|/archive||Archive the current channel|
|/away*||Toggle your “away” status|
|/collapse||Collapse all inline images and video in the current channel (opposite of /expand)|
|/dnd [some description of time]||Start or end a Do Not Disturb session|
|/expand||Expand all inline images and video in the current channel (opposite of /collapse)|
|/feed help [or subscribe, list, remove]||Manage RSS subscriptions|
|/feedback [your text]||Send feedback or a help request to Slack|
|/invite @someone [#channel]||Invite a member to join a channel|
|/join [#channel]||Open a channel and become a member|
|/leave (or /close or /part)||Leave a channel|
|/me [your text]||Display italicised text, e.g. /me does a dance will display as does a dance|
|/msg [#channel] (or /dm @someone) [your message]||
Send a message to a channel or send a private direct message to another member
|/mute||Mute a channel (or unmute a channel that is muted). On desktop, you can also use /mute to unfollow a thread.|
|/open [#channel]||Open a channel|
|/remind [@someone or #channel] to [What] [When]||Set a reminder for a member or a channel|
|/remind help||Learn more about how to set reminders|
|/remind list||Get a list of reminders you have set|
|/remove (or /kick) @someone||Remove a member from the current channel. This action may be restricted to workspace owners or admins|
|/rename [new name]||Rename a channel (admin only)|
|/search [your text]*||Search Slack messages and files|
|/shortcuts*||Open the keyboard shortcuts menu|
|/shrug [your message]||Appends ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ to the end of your message|
|/star*||Star the current channel or conversation|
|/status||Set or clear your status|
|/topic [text]||Set the channel topic|
|/who||List up to 100 members in the current channel|
Use Slack in a different language? The functionality of some slash commands, e.g., /remind, may vary depending on your language preference.
Note: when slash commands are added to shared channels, only members of the installing workspace will be able to use them.
- By default, all members can use this feature. Workspace Owners can choose to limit access for Multi-Channel Guests.
- Free, Standard, Plus and Enterprise Grid subscriptions