Set a reminder

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

Set reminders in Slack to help you remember to do certain tasks. Use the shortcuts menu to set reminders for yourself, someone else or even 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 English date and time format. Also, when setting reminders for people in different regions, consider their time zones.


Set a reminder from the shortcuts menu

Use the shortcuts menu to set reminders for yourself or other people.

Set a reminder for yourself

Desktop

Mobile

  1. Click on the  lightning bolt icon in the message field to open the shortcuts menu.
  2. Select  Set yourself a reminder.
  3. Click the When field to select a date.
  4. Open the menu under Time to select a time.
  5. Below Description, enter your reminder.
  6. Select Create.
  1. From a channel or direct message (DM), tap the message field.
  2. Tap the  lightning bolt icon to open the shortcuts menu.
  3. Select Set myself a reminder.
  4. Tap the When field to select a date.
  5. Open the menu under Time to select a time.
  6. Enter a reminder description.
  7. Tap Create


Set a reminder for someone else or a channel

Desktop

Mobile

  1. Click on the  lightning bolt icon in the message field to open the shortcuts menu.
  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. Tap the  lightning bolt icon to open the shortcuts 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.

Tip: You can set reminders for public or private channels, but you won't see suggestions for private channel names. Make sure that you accurately type the channel name when setting a reminder for a private channel.


Example /remind command 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.


Manage reminders

View a list of reminders

Use the /remind list slash command to view a list of your upcoming, past and incomplete reminders. To view and manage reminders for a particular channel, use the /remind list slash command in that channel.

Snooze a reminder

If you’re not ready to act on your reminder, use the drop-down menu in the reminder message from Slackbot to reschedule it. You can snooze the reminder for 20 minutes, 1 hour or until the next day at 09:00.

Mark a reminder as complete

To mark a reminder as complete, select Complete in the reminder message from Slackbot, or from the list displayed by the /remind list slash command. Click View completed reminders to view items that you’ve marked as done.

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

Delete a reminder

Click Delete in the reminder message from Slackbot, or use the /remind list slash command and select Delete next to the reminder that you’d like to remove.