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Navigating Slack

Lesson overview

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

Sara’s experience before Slack

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

How Acme uses Slack

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

Navigate Slack

Sara is exploring different parts of the desktop app.



She realizes that the sidebar is where she can go to access different channels and direct messages she’s part of in her workspace. She knows 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, Sara 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, Sara 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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