Slash commands

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

Slash command Action
/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. 

Who can use this feature?
  • 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.

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