To-do lists in Slack
Want to keep track of your own private to-do list or share tasks with your teammates? Slack for desktop offers a number of ways to create and manage to-do lists: pin messages, use stars, create a dedicated channel or integrate a third-party app. Read on to learn more about to-do list options. ✅
Star messages to create to-do items
Create a to-do list by starring messages and files that need your attention: this is a great option for tracking tasks and items that you need to follow up on individually. To view your starred items, click the star icon in the top right corner – there’s your to-do list! Just remove a star when the item’s done. 🔨
Create a #to-do channel
Creating a dedicated #to-do list channel is a great way to track and assign group tasks in one convenient place.
Make sure you invite everyone to the channel who needs to add items, make requests or work on the list. Too noisy? You can always create more to-do channels for individual teams or projects if you need to.
And if it’s a personal to-do list, you can send to-do items to yourself instead in a direct message.
Tip: Use emoji reactions to show your teammates you’re working on a request. Try adding eyes emoji 👀 to say “I’m looking at this!” or a tick emoji ✅ for “all sorted”.
Pin messages and files as to-do items in a channel, review pinned items when you need to and unpin them once you’ve finished them. Anyone in a channel can add or remove pins, so they’re a great way to collaborate on a to-do list!
Create a post with a checklist
If you need a more traditional to-do list with items you can tick off, you can create a post with checklist formatting. If you're working with a team, share the post in a relevant channel so others can edit the list or see the progress made. If the checklist is for yourself, you can keep your post private.
Use a task management app
You can find some great task management apps in Slack’s App Directory. Adding an app to Slack will make those tasks searchable within your workspace. Search our App Directory for terms like tasks and todo to get started.
Need to keep track of your own to-do list or share tasks with your teammates? With Slack, there are a number of ways to do this from your desktop.
Create a post
For a traditional to-do list, you can create a post with checklist formatting. If you're working with a team, share the post in a relevant channel so that others can take turns editing the list or see the progress made. If the checklist is for yourself, you can keep your post private.
Use a third-party app
In the Slack App Directory, you'll find an assortment of productivity apps that help with organising tasks and to-do lists. Learn more about apps and our App Directory, plus how to add apps to your workspace.
Save messages and files
Create a to-do list for yourself by saving messages and files that need your attention. This is a great option for tracking items that you need to follow up on individually. To view your saved items, click Saved at the top of your left sidebar. When you've completed a task, you can remove the item from your saved list.
Similar to saving messages and files for yourself, you can pin messages in a channel for all channel members to see. Review pinned items when you need to, and unpin them when you’re done. Because anyone in the channel can add or remove pins, they’re a great for collaborating on a to-do list.