Set a reminder

Set reminders in Slack to help you remember to do certain tasks. Use the attachments and shortcuts menu to set reminders for yourself, someone else or an entire channel. You can also set reminders from specific messages that you’d like to come back to later.

Note: You can create reminders in your preferred language, but we recommend using the American English date and time format. When setting reminders for people in different regions, make sure that you consider their time zones.


Set a reminder

Desktop

Mobile

  1. Click on the  plus icon in the message field.
  2. Search for and select /remind from the menu.
  3. In the message field, enter the details of your reminder following this format: /remind [@someone or #channel] [what] [when].
  4. Send your message to schedule the reminder. Slackbot will send the person a DM with the reminder details, or post a message to the channel that you specified.
  1. From a channel or DM, tap the message field.
  2. In the message field, enter the details of your reminder following this format: /remind [@someone or #channel] [what] [when].
  3. Send your message to schedule the reminder. Slackbot will send the person a DM with the reminder details, or post a message to the channel that you specified.

Tip: To quickly set a reminder for yourself, click on the  plus icon in the message field and select Create a reminder or Set yourself a reminder.


Example reminder formats

  Command [@someone or #channel] [what] [when]
To remind yourself /remind me Update presentation In ten minutes
To remind a member  /remind @will Submit report 30 May
To remind a channel  /remind #team-design Join the weekly meeting Every Tuesday

Note: You can set recurring reminders for yourself or a channel, but not for someone else. You can also set reminders to repeat by the day (e.g. every Monday) but not in time increments (e.g. every hour).


Remind yourself about a message

Desktop

Mobile

  1. Hover over a message.
  2. Click the  three dots icon in the top-right corner of the message.
  3. Hover over Remind me about this.
  4. Choose a timeframe from the list, or select Custom to set your own.
  1. Tap and hold a message.
  2. Tap Remind me.
  3. Choose a timeframe from the list, or select Custom to set your own.


Set your default reminder time

By default, any reminders for a day (such as ‘tomorrow’ or ‘every Tuesday’) will be delivered at 09:00 in your time zone. If you like, you can adjust this:

  1. From your desktop, click on your profile picture in the top right.
  2. Select Preferences from the menu to open your notification preferences.
  3. Under Set a default time for reminder notifications, click on the drop-down menu and select an option.


Manage reminders

View a list of reminders

Type /remind list in the message field and send the message to view a list of your upcoming, past and incomplete reminders. To view and manage reminders for a particular channel, type /remind list in the message field and send the message in that channel.

Dismiss reminders

From your reminder list or from a reminder message from Slackbot, you can mark a reminder as complete, delete it or snooze it for 20 minutes, an hour or until the next day.

Note: It's not possible to mark recurring reminders as complete, but you can delete them.

 

Who can use this feature?
  • All members, but guests can only set reminders for themselves
  • Available on all subscriptions