#slack

Direct Messages

This selection of tutorials focuses on working with direct messages (DMs) in Slack. The tutorials include tips on how to send a direct message to someone from anywhere in Slack, how (and when) to convert direct messages into channels, and how to sort your direct messages by date.

Creating DMs from anywhere in Slack

Converting DMs into channels

Displaying DMs chronologically

Channels

This selection of tutorials focuses on some useful methods for organizing your channels in Slack. This includes tips on how to use stars to keep track of your favorite channels, how to configure the sidebar to show only the channels that are important to you, and how to create, archive, mute, or leave a channel.

Starring channels




Streamlining the sidebar




Creating or archiving channels




Muting or leaving channels




Organizing Messages & Files

This collection of tutorials provides tips on ways to keep track of important messages and files that you’re following in Slack.

Starring messages




Finding unread messages




Keeping track of read messages




Pinning messages and files




Finding files quickly




Creating Messages & Files

This collection of tutorials focuses on different ways of posting content to Slack, in the form of messages, files, posts, and threads.

Formatting text in messages




Creating “posts”




Creating “threads”




Sharing messages and files




Creating reminders




Basic Settings

When you first start using Slack, it can be helpful to adjust some of the default settings so that the workspace best suits your own personal needs. The tutorials below cover a few good places to start, including tips on how to display other users’ real names, how to set up notifications and reminders, and how to streamline the sidebar if you follow a lot of channels.

Displaying real names




Fine-tuning notifications




Using “Do Not Disturb”