Record audio and video clips in Slack

Record audio and video clips in Slack to communicate easily with your team, regardless of their time zone or location. You can use clips to share ideas and updates, or just say hello. Anyone in a channel or direct message (DM) can play clips, and reply in thread with a clip of their own.

Note: All clips are automatically transcribed and anyone playing a clip can select the  three lines icon to read a transcript.   Closed captions are also available for video clips.


Record a clip

You can record video and audio clips up to five minutes long from Slack on your desktop or mobile device.

Record a video clip

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. From a channel or DM, click on the  camera icon in the message field.
  2. If you'd like to,  share your screen,  blur your background or select a different camera or microphone from  Settings.
  3. Click on Record.
  4. When you’ve finished, click on Stop recording.
  5. You then have the option to  select a thumbnail.
  6. Click on Done and add a message, if you like.
  7. Click on the  paper plane icon to send your clip.
  1. Open a channel or DM and tap the message field.
  2. Tap the  plus icon and select Record a Video Clip.
  3. Tap the Record button.
  4. When you’ve finished recording, tap the Record button again, then tap Use Video.
  5. Add a message if you like, and then tap the  paper plane icon to send your clip.
  1. Open a channel or DM and tap the message field.
  2. Tap the  plus icon and select Record a Video Clip.
  3. Tap the Record button.
  4. When you’ve finished recording, tap the Record button again, then tap Attach.
  5. Add a message if you like, and then tap the  paper plane icon to send your clip.

Record an audio clip

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. From a channel or DM, click on the microphone icon in the message field to start recording automatically.
  2. When you’ve finished, click on the  tick button to stop recording.
  3. Add a message if you like, and then click on the  paper plane icon to send your clip.
  1. Open a channel or DM and tap the message field.
  2. Tap the  microphone icon to start recording automatically.
  3. When you’ve finished, tap the  tick button to stop recording.
  4. Add a message if you like, and then tap the  paper plane icon to send your clip.
  1. Open a channel or DM and tap the message field.
  2. Tap the  microphone icon to start recording automatically.
  3. When you’ve finished, tap the  tick button to stop recording.
  4. Add a message if you like, and then tap the  paper plane icon to send your clip.


Delete a clip

If you have permission to edit or delete messages, you can delete clips that you’ve recorded.

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Hover over a clip and click on the  three dots icon.
  2. Click on Delete clip.
  3. Click on Yes, delete this clip.

Delete a video clip

  1. Tap the clip, then tap the  three dots icon.
  2. Tap  Delete.
  3. Tap Yes, delete clip.


Delete an audio clip

  1. Tap and hold the clip.
  2. Tap  Delete, then tap Yes, delete clip.

Delete a video clip

  1. Tap the clip, then tap the  three dots icon.
  2. Tap Delete.
  3. Tap Delete again.


Delete an audio clip

  1. Tap and hold the clip.
  2. Tap Delete, then tap Delete again.

Note: Clips follow the same retention policy as other messages in Slack.

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