Find information that you need

With key information spread across various emails and files, it can be hard to keep track of everything that you need to get work done.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Slack to:

  • Search for information
  • Access messages and files that you use most


Search for information

Finding the right information is key to working smarter and faster, and being more productive. In Slack, you can quickly find messages, files, channels and people, all in one search. Watch the video below to learn more.

Try it: Search for a topic in the search field, then add search modifiers to narrow your results.


Access messages and files that you use most

You can save messages and files that you often reference so that they’re easy to access. Let’s say that a teammate shares a report that you’ll need to revisit often as part of an upcoming project. Instead of repeatedly searching for the file, you can save it and access it quickly from the  Later view in your sidebar. Click the save icon from a message in a channel conversation to add it to your later view

Try it: Hover over a message that you’d like to save and click the  save icon.