Focus on what matters to you
If you receive a steady stream of emails, chats and calls, it may be difficult to focus on the work that matters most.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Slack to:
- Organise your conversations
- Keep up with work that’s relevant to you
- Remind yourself about important messages
Organise your conversations
As work changes over time, you can organise conversations in ways that work for you.
Star channels and DMs
Create custom sections
Star channels and direct messages (DMs) that you use often so that they stay at the top of your sidebar.
Try it: Star an important conversation, like the channel for your team or the DM with your manager.
If you use Slack on a paid subscription, you can organise conversations into custom sections in your sidebar.
Try it: Create a team section and add your team’s channel and DMs.
Keep up with work that’s relevant to you
You can configure your notifications and leave conversations to help you keep up with work that's most relevant to you.
Customise your notifications
Leave a channel
Watch the video below to learn about Slack notifications and how to customise them.
Try it: Set a notification schedule to only receive notifications at certain times.
If you join a channel to ask a question, you can leave the channel after you get the information that you're looking for.
Remind yourself about important messages
If you're worried about forgetting important messages, you can put your mind at ease by setting reminders for yourself in Slack. Set a reminder so that you’ll be notified about a message later.
Try it: To set a reminder, hover over a message and click the three dots icon, then select Remind me about this.