Message highlights

If you work in Slack with the All Unreads view turned on, highlights help you find information when you have a lot to read.

Uncover important conversations in all unreads or skim for key messages in your channels lickety-split! Here's how highlights work:

  • Turn on the all unreads view to see your personalized message highlights.💡
  • Each highlight is unique to you and is based on the people, channels, and apps you interact with on a regular basis.
  • To help fine-tune what you see in the future, leave feedback when highlights meet the mark (or don’t) so the feature can adjust. 

Highlight summary in all unreads

You can find up to 10 of your top highlights together in the all unreads view. Highlights refresh every 10 minutes throughout the day, and they're sorted by what’s important, starting with messages from starred channels at the top. 


To leave feedback, click the  thumbs up or  thumbs down icon in the bottom right. Click Dismiss to remove it from the summary.

Remember: You must have your all unreads view turned on to see your message highlights. Read view all your unread messages for more.  

In-channel highlights

To help catch your attention as you scroll through a channel’s message history, highlights have a pale yellow background. 


Want to tell us what you think? Hover over the highlighted message to show a short survey. Click the  thumbs up or  thumbs down icon to help Slack know what's important to you.


Tip: Highlights are only displayed in channels you need to catch up on. If you’ve already read a channel, you won’t see highlighted messages.


Who can use this feature?
  • All members can access this feature. 
  • Available to workspaces on paid plans.

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