Star channels and direct messages

Use stars to bookmark important items in your workspace and find them again easily later. 🌟

How Starred items work 

  • Any messages or files that you mark with a star are added to your starred items.
  • Click the  star icon in the top right to view all starred items at any time.
  • Starring a channel or direct message moves it to the top of your channel list.

Note: Items that you Star are visible only to you. To mark a message or file as important to other members, try pinning the item to a channel.

 

Star a message or file

Try using stars to mark messages and files that you want to keep to hand.

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Hover over a message or file that you want to star.
  2. To Star a message and its thread replies, click the grey  star icon. To Star a file, click  More actions, and select Star file.

To remove a star, click the  star icon again, or select Unstar file.

  1. Touch and hold on a message or file that you want to Star.
  2. Tap Star message or the  star icon to add it to your starred items. 

To remove a star from an item, touch and hold on the message, and tap Remove star.

  1. Touch and hold on a message or file that you want to Star.
  2. Tap Star message or the  star icon to add it to your starred Items. 
To remove a star from an item, touch and hold on the message, and tap Remove star.


Star a channel or direct message

When a channel or direct message conversation is starred, it will appear in the Starred section at the top of your channel list.

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Open the channel or direct message that you want to Star.
  2. Click the  star icon below the channel or member name(s). The star will turn yellow to indicate that it's a starred channel. 

Tip: On desktop, you can also Star a channel by entering the /star slash command.

  1. Tap the channel name in the header to view the channel or conversation details menu.
  2. Tap the  star icon at the top right.
  1. Tap the channel name in the header to view the channel or conversation details menu.
  2. Tap the  star icon in the top right.

 

View your starred items

Any message or file that you mark with a star is added to your starred items.

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Click the star icon in the top right to view all your starred items.
  1. Swipe left to open the right sidebar.
  2. Tap Starred items.
  1. Swipe right to open the left sidebar.
  2. Tap ▼ in the top left to open the menu drawer.
  3. Tap Starred items.

Tip: Your starred items can be used as a simple to-do list: items appear in the order that you Star them, and you can unstar to remove a task from your list. 🌟

To help you keep track of important conversations, you can Star a channel or direct message (DM). When you do this, the conversation will be moved to the Starred section in your sidebar.

Note: If you have previously starred messages or files, you can find them by clicking Saved items in your sidebar. Learn more about saving messages and files.

What to expect

  • The Starred section appears in your sidebar after the first time that you Star a channel or DM.
  • If you delete the Starred section and then Star a channel or DM, this section will reappear in your sidebar.
  • After you Star a conversation, the  star icon will turn blue. To remove the conversation from your Starred section, click the  star icon beside the channel or member name(s).

 

Star a channel or DM

Desktop

Mobile

From the sidebar

  1. From your desktop, right-click on the channel or DM that you’d like to move.
  2. Select Star channel or Star conversation.

Tip: If you’re on a paid subscription and use custom sections, you may need to hover over Move channel or Move conversation to select Starred from the list.


From the conversation that you're viewing

  1. Open the channel or direct message that you want to Star.
  2. Click the  star icon beside the channel or member name(s).
  1. Open the channel or direct message that you want to Star.
  2. Tap  Details in the top right.
  3. Tap the  star icon in the top right.