Where’d That Slack Message Go?

3 easy ways to remember everything.

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Slack is a fantastic way to stay connected, but in a busy group it’s easy to lose track of important messages and tasks. Here are three ways to keep them top of mind.

Set a message reminder

Let Slackbot, Slack’s helpful virtual assistant, notify you about a message that requires action later: Hover over any message, click the three-dot icon, choose “Remind me about this,” then pick when you want to be reminded.

Or to bring up the “Create a reminder” dialog with your keyboard, press the Up Arrow key to select a message, then press M.

Get a Slackbot reminder about this message when the time comes.

Schedule a general reminder

You can also set a reminder for yourself or others—using whatever text you like. In any Slack message field, type /remind followed by the @username or #channel you want to notify, then enter the text for your reminder (like “Call Alice”) followed by when you want the reminder to pop up. For example, /remind @kevinb Send the team email update Next Tuesday 9 a.m.

Pro tip: To set repeating reminders, use a phrase like every Tuesday. And to see all your upcoming reminders, type /remind list.

Send yourself a message

Messaging yourself is a great way to jot down a note, save links to explore later, or create personal reminders (see above). To open your personal direct-message window, press Command-K and enter your username.