Slack keyboard shortcuts

Note: There's not yet a way to set custom keyboard shortcuts for Slack, but we may add it in the future! For now, use the shortcut below to see a quick list in Slack.

 

Quick list of shortcuts

 

Mac

Windows

Open list of keyboard shortcuts

/

Ctrl/

 

Navigation

 

Mac

Windows

Zoom in or out

(increase or decrease text size)

+

-

Ctrl+

Ctrl-

Scroll up

(This can be toggled in your Preferences.)

Fn

Page Up

Home

Page Up

Scroll down

(This can be toggled in your Preferences.)

Fn

Page Down

End

Page Down

Quick Switcher

(T is desktop app only.)

K

T

CtrlK

CtrlT

Direct messages menu

ShiftK

CtrlShiftK

Open All Threads view

ShiftT

CtrlShiftT

Previous channel or DM

Alt Alt

Next channel or DM

Alt Alt

Previous unread channel or DM

Alt Shift AltShift

Next unread channel or DM

AltShift AltShift

Previous channel or DM visited

[

Alt
Next channel or DM visited

]

Alt

Preferences

(Desktop apps only.)

,

Ctrl, 

Open or close right pane

.

Ctrl.

Channel info pane

ShiftI

CtrlShiftI 

Activity

ShiftM

CtrlShiftM

Directory

ShiftE

CtrlShiftE

Starred Items

ShiftS CtrlShiftS

Search the current channel or conversation

F

CtrlF 

Toggle full screen view

^F

 CtrlShiftF

 

All Unreads navigation

To learn about this feature and how to turn it on, visit View all your unread messages.

 

Mac

Windows

Open All Unreads view

ShiftA

CtrlShiftA

Mark messages as unread

Alt and click a message

Alt and click a message

Move between channels

or

or

Toggle current channel read or unread

R

R

 

Switch teams (desktop apps only)

 

Mac

Windows

Switch to previous team

Shift[

CtrlShift[ 
Switch to next team

Shift]

CtrlShift]
Switch to a specific team (see assigned number under the team icon in your Slack app)

[number]

Ctrl[number]

 

Mark messages read or unread

 

Mac

Windows

Mark all messages in current channel or DM as read

Esc Esc

Mark all messages as read

ShiftEsc ShiftEsc

Set a message as your oldest unread message

Alt and click a message Alt and click a message

 


Message shortcuts

Note: Make sure your cursor is in the message box to perform these shortcuts.

 

Mac

Windows

Edit your last message

in empty message box

in empty message box

Reprint your last slash command in a channel

Tab Tab

Select text to beginning of current line

Shift Shift

Select text to end of current line

Shift Shift

Create a new line in your message

ShiftEnter ShiftEnter

Add emoji reactions to a message

Shift\  CtrlShift\

 

Message autocomplete

 

Mac

Windows

Autocomplete @username beginning with [character]

[character]Tab
@[character]Tab
[character]Tab
@[character]Tab

Autocomplete channel beginning with [character]

#[character]Tab #[character]Tab

Autocomplete emoji beginning with [character]

:[character]Tab :[character]Tab

 

Files and snippets

 

Mac

Windows

Upload a file

U

CtrlU
Create a new Snippet

Enter

CtrlShiftEnter

 

Call actions

 

Mac

Windows

Toggle mute on and off

M

M
Toggle video on and off

V

V
Show the invite list

+ or A

+ or A
View channel sharing options

S

S
View and select and emoji reactions

E then 1 - 9

E then 1 - 9

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