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Share messages in Slack
Sharing messages in Slack can help keep conversations on your team organized. And, it's easy to do!
Why is this helpful?
Follow up on older conversations.
Share the context of a discussion with members in other channels.
Loop other team members into a conversation that matters to them.
Sharing vs. quoting
Sharing and quoting messages have a lot in common, but there are a few key differences.
Add a note and select where your message is shared, all from one place. Sharing a message is only available for the Slack desktop app or in a web browser.
Copy a link from one channel or direct message and paste it to another location. Your quoted message will expand below the link. You can quote a message on desktop, iOS, Android, and a web browser.
Share a message
On the desktop app or in a web browser, you can share messages in channels or direct messages. Here’s how:
On your desktop, hover over the message you’d like to the share, and click the
Share message… icon on the right Add a note, if you'd like, and use the drop-down menu to choose where you'd like to share the message.
Share to see the message expand.
A message from a
public channel can be shared anywhere in Slack, but a message from a private channel or direct message can only be shared in the same location.
Tip: Clicking the light gray text at the bottom of a shared message will jump to the original message.
Quote a message
Quoting a message is another way to spread the word or add context to a conversation.
Hover over the message you’d like to quote.
icon and choose Click the Show message actions Copy link. Paste the link into the message box and add text of your own if you’d like. Press
Enter to send. The copied link will expand to display the message you're quoting.
Tip: You can also right-click the timestamp next to any message to copy the link. ✨
Long press on the message you’d like to share.
Copy Archive Link. Paste the link in a channel or direct message and tap
Send. The copied link will expand to display the message you're quoting.
Long press on the message you’d like to share.
Copy link to message.
Paste the link in a channel or direct message and tap the paper plane icon to send. Our apologies, but quoting a message isn't currently available for Windows Phones. Stay tuned for updates! 📻
Who can use this feature?
All members and Guests can use this feature. Available to teams on
free and paid plans.