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Navigating Slack

Lesson overview

Sarah has recently joined A1 Marketing, a company that uses Slack. In this lesson, you’ll learn how Sarah navigates Slack so that she’s comfortable with finding information, performing actions and changing her preferences.

Sarah’s experience before Slack

Before A1, Sarah was used to working via email. She found herself endlessly scrolling through her inbox to find the conversation that she was looking for. It was hard to stay up to date with her team, and bits of work were scattered across multiple programmes, email threads and places.

How A1 use Slack

  • A1 adopted Slack because it’s easier to navigate than email.
  • Everyone at A1 can join and navigate between conversations in a few clicks.

Navigate Slack

Sarah is exploring different areas of the desktop app.



She realises that the sidebar is where she can go to access different channels and direct messages that she’s part of in her workspace. She knows that the sidebar will come in handy when she wants to scroll through and jump to any of her recent conversations.

Details view

Details view

Later, Sarah finds the details view inside of a channel. This is where she can add new members to the channel or find files that have been shared in the conversation.

Main navigation bar

Main navigation bar

She also notices how easy it is to navigate back and forth and search in Slack by using the main navigation bar.

Personal menu

Personal menu

Finally, Sarah clicks into the personal menu, where she can change her status and adjust her preferences as needed.

Your next steps

💡Get familiar with using Slack by exploring different pages, conversations and menus.

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