In Slack, slash commands act as shortcuts for specific actions. Simply type a slash command in the message input box to perform your task in one easy step.
To see a full list of available slash commands, even custom ones your team has created, type a / forward slash in any channel or direct message.
Add a custom slash command
If you don’t see the shortcuts you or your team needs, try adding custom slash commands. You can do this in two ways:
- Make your own custom slash commands. To find out more, visit the Slash Commands page on Slack's App Directory.
- Use the Add to Slack button to add slash commands and other features from third-party services to your workspace.
List of slash commands
|/me [your text]||Display italicized action text, e.g. "/me does a dance" will display as "does a dance"|
|/msg (or /dm) @someone [your message]||Send a private direct message to another member|
|/shrug [your message]||Appends ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ to the end of your message|
|/archive||Archive the current channel|
|/collapse||Collapse all inline images and video in the current channel (opposite of /expand)|
|/expand||Expand all inline images and video in the current channel (opposite of /collapse)|
|/invite @someone [#channel]||Invite a member to a channel|
|/join [#channel]||Open a channel and become a member|
|/kick (or /remove) @someone||Remove a member from the current channel. This action may be restricted to Workspace Owners or Admins|
|/leave (or /close or /part)||Leave a channel|
|/away*||Toggle your "away" status|
|/mute||Mute a channel (or unmute a channel that is muted)|
|/open [#channel]||Open a channel|
|/rename [new name]**||Rename a channel (Admin only)|
|/topic [text]||Set the channel topic|
|/who||List members in the current channel|
|/remind [@someone or #channel] to [What] [When]**||Set a reminder a member or a channel|
|/remind help**||Learn more about how to set reminders|
|/remind list**||Get a list of reminders you have set|
|/apps*||Search for Slack apps in the App Directory|
|/search [your text]*||Search Slack messages and files|
|/dnd [some description of time]||Start or end a Do Not Disturb session|
|/feed help [or subscribe, list, remove]||Manage RSS subscriptions|
|/feedback [your text]||Send feedback to Slack|
|/prefs*||Open your preferences|
|/shortcuts*||Open the keyboard shortcuts menu|
|/star*||Star the current channel or conversation|
*Not available on all mobile apps.
**Not available on the Windows Phone app.
Use Slack in a different language? Please note, the functionality of some slash commands (e.g. /remind) may vary depending on your language preference.
- By default, all members can use this feature. Workspace Owners can choose to limit access for members and Multi-Channel Guests.
- Available on free and paid plans.