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Understand your actions in Slack
Have you ever wondered what happens in Slack when you send a message, mention a member, pin a message or star an item? Here’s a breakdown of how these features behave so you don’t have to guess.
To learn more about what happens when you perform certain actions in Slack, click on any of the links below:
Send messages and files
Send a message in a channel
All members with access to the channel will be able to read your message
Send a message in a private channel
Only members with access to the channel will be able to read your message
Send a DM to a member
The member is notified
Send a DM to a group
ll members of the group DM are notified
@mention someone who’s not in the channel
The member(s) won’t be notified, but you’ll have the option to i nvite them to the channel or do nothing
@mention someone who’s not in the private channel
The member(s) won’t be notified, but you’ll have the option to invite them to the channel or do nothing
@mention someone or a user group not in the DM or group DM
The member(s) won’t be notified and or allowed to join the conversation
Pin and star items
Pin an item to a channel or DM
All members with access to the channel or DM can see items you or other members have pinned
Star an item in a channel or DM
Only you can see the items you’ve starred
Link channel names
Send a message with a hashtag + channel name (e.g. #channel)
The channel’s name will appear linked in blue. All members with access can click the channel’s name to open it
Send a message with a hashtag + private channel name (e.g. #privatechannel)
The private channel’s name won’t appear linked in blue and members can’t click the channel’s name to open it