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 simple 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 inline 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 inline 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 a channel 
/join [#channel] Open a channel and become a member
/leave (or /close or /part) Leave a channel
/me [your text] Display italicized 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
/mute Mute a channel (or unmute a channel that is muted)
/open [#channel] Open a channel
/prefs*  Open your preferences 
/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
/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 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 any argument (e.g. /star or /who), you'll need to hit enter twice to run the command.

Who can use this feature?
  • By default, all members can use this feature. Workspace Owners can choose to limit access for Multi-Channel Guests
  • Available on free and paid plans.

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