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 simple 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.
||Search for Slack apps in the App Directory
||Archive the current channel
||Toggle your “away” status
||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 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 a 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 a channel (or unmute a channel that is muted). On desktop, you can also use /mute to unfollow a thread.
||Open a channel
|/remind [@someone or #channel] to [What] [When]
||Set a reminder for a member or a channel
||Learn more about how to set reminders
||Get a list of reminders that 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
||Open the keyboard shortcuts menu
|/shrug [your message]
||Appends ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ to the end of your message
||Set or clear your status
||Set the channel topic
||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.
Who can use this feature?
- By default, all members can use this feature. Workspace owners can choose to limit access for multi-channel guests.
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