Save messages and files

You can save messages and files in Slack to bookmark them and reference them later.

What to expect

  • Saving a message will also include any thread replies that have been added to it.
  • When a file is uploaded with an added message, you can choose to save only the file, or the file and its associated message together.
  • To remove a message or file from your saved items, hover over it on desktop or tap it on mobile and select the  save icon.

Tip: The messages and files that you save are only visible to you. To help make a message or file easier to reference for other members, try pinning the item to a channel.

 

Save a message

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Hover over the message that you'd like to save.
  2. Click the  save icon
  1. Tap the message that you’d like to save.
  2. Tap the  save icon.
  1. Tap the message that you’d like to save.
  2. Tap the  save icon.

 

Save a file

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Hover over the file that you'd like to save.
  2. Click the  More actions icon
  3. Select Save in Slack.
  1. Tap the file that you’d like to save.
  2. Tap the  three dots icon in the bottom right.
  3. Choose Save.
  1. Tap the file that you’d like to save.
  2. Tap the  three dots icon in the bottom right.
  3. Choose Save file.

 

View your saved messages and files

Desktop

iOS

Android

Click  Saved items near the top of your left sidebar. If you don’t see this option, click  More to find it.

  1. Tap  You at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Saved items.
  1. Tap  You at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Saved messages & files.