Star channels, messages, or files

Stars are a way to mark an item in Slack as important. You can star channels or direct messages to move them to the top of your left sidebar, or star messages so you can easily come back to them later.

Any items you star are marked only for you. To mark something as important for everyone on your team, try pinning the item to a channel.

Star a message or file

Desktop

Mobile

  1. Move your mouse over a message, file, or file comment.
  2. Click the gray   star icon and it will turn yellow. Hurrah! You’ve now starred the item!

Try using stars to mark important messages and files for easy reference. To view your starred items, click the   star icon on the upper right. This opens the Starred Items pane.

  1. Long press on a message or file you’d like to star.
  2. Tap Star Message or Star File. That's it! You've starred the item! 
To remove a star from a message or file, long press on the message and tap Remove Star.

Tip: Your Starred Items can be used as a simple to-do list: items appear in the order you star them, and you can unstar to remove a task from your list. 🌟

 

Star a channel or direct message

When a channel or direct message conversation is starred, it will appear in the Starred section at the top of your channel list.

Desktop

iOS

Android

Windows Phone

  1. Open the channel or direct message you'd like to star.
  2. Click the  star icon below the channel name. The star will turn yellow to indicate that it's a starred channel. 

Tip: On desktop, you can also star a channel by entering the /star slash command.

  1. Tap the channel name on the header to view the channel or conversation details menu.
  2. Tap the  star icon at the top right.
  1. Tap the channel name on the header to view the channel or conversation details menu.
  2. Tap the  star icon on top right.
We're sorry! It's not possible to star a channel or direct message from the Windows Phone app at this time.