Built-in slash commands

Slash commands act as shortcuts for specific actions in Slack. Type a slash command in the message field, select enter to send and that’s it. You’ve performed a task in one easy step!

To see a full list of available slash commands, even custom ones, type a / forward slash in any channel or direct message.


List of slash commands

Slash command Action
/apps* Search for Slack apps in the App Directory
/archive Archive the current channel
/away* Toggle your “away” status
/collapse Collapse all in-line images and video in the current channel (opposite of /expand) 
/dnd [some description of time]  Start or end a do not disturb session 
/expand Expand all in-line images and video in the current channel (opposite of /collapse) 
/feed help [or subscribe, list, remove]  Manage RSS subscriptions 
/feedback [your text]  Send feedback to Slack 
/invite @someone [#channel] Invite a member to join a channel 
/join [#channel] Open a channel and become a member
/leave (or /close or /part) Leave a channel
/msg (or /dm) @someone [your message]  Send a private direct message to another member
/mute Mute a channel (or unmute a channel that is muted)
/open [#channel] Open a channel
/remind [@someone or #channel] to [what] [when]** Set a reminder for a member or a channel 
/remind help** Learn more about how to set reminders
/remind list** Get a list of reminders you have set
/remove (or /kick) @someone Remove a member from the current channel. This action may be restricted to workspace owners or admins
/rename [new name]** Rename a channel (admin only)
/search [your text]*  Search Slack messages and files 
/shortcuts*  Open the keyboard shortcuts menu 
/shrug [your message] Appends ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ to the end of your message
/star*  Star the current channel or conversation 
/status Set or clear your status
/topic [text] Set the channel topic
/who List up to 100 members in the current channel


*Not available on all mobile apps.
**Not available on the Windows Phone app.

Use Slack in a different language? The functionality of some slash commands (e.g. /remind) may vary depending on your language preference. 

Nothing happening? For slash commands that don’t require you to enter an argument (e.g. /star or /who), you’ll have to select enter twice to run the command.

Who can use this feature?
  •  All members can use this feature by default. Workspace owners can choose to limit access for multi-channel guests
  • Free, Standard, Plus and Enterprise Grid subscriptions

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