Star channels, messages or files

Use stars to bookmark important items in your workspace and find them again easily later. 🌟

How starring works 

  • Any messages or files you mark with a star are added to your Starred items.
  • Click the  star icon in the top right to view all starred items at any time.
  • Starring a channel or direct message moves it to the top of your channel list.

Note: Items you star are only visible to you. To mark a message or file as important to other members, try pinning the item to a channel.

 

Star a message or file

Try using stars to mark messages and files you want to keep to hand.

Desktop

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Android

  1. Hover over a message or file you want to star.
  2. To star a message and its thread replies, click the grey  star icon. To star a file, click  More actions and select Star file.

To remove a star, click the  star icon again or select Unstar file.

  1. Touch and hold on a message or file you want to star.
  2. Tap Star message or the  star icon to add it to your starred items. 

To remove a star from an item, touch and hold on the message and tap Remove star.

  1. Touch and hold on a message or file you want to star.
  2. Tap Star message or the  star icon to add it to your starred items. 
To remove a star from an item, touch and hold on the message and tap Remove star.

Note: It is not possible to star older file comments. 


Star a channel or direct message

When a channel or direct message conversation is starred, it will appear in the Starred section at the top of your channel list.

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Open the channel or direct message you want to star.
  2. Click the  star icon below the channel or member name(s). The star will turn yellow to indicate that it’s a starred channel. 

Tip: On desktop, you can also star a channel by entering the /star slash command.

  1. Tap the channel name in the header to view the channel or conversation details menu.
  2. Tap the  star icon in the top right.
  1. Tap the channel name in the header to view the channel or conversation details menu.
  2. Tap the  star icon in the top right.

 

View your starred items

Any message or file you mark with a star is added to your Starred items.

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Click the star icon in the top right to view all your Starred items.
  1. Swipe left to open the right sidebar.
  2. Tap Starred items.
  1. Swipe right to open the left sidebar.
  2. Tap ▼ in the top left to open the menu drawer.
  3. Tap Starred items.

Tip: Your starred items can be used as a simple to-do list: items appear in the order you star them, and you can unstar a task to remove it from your list. 🌟

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