Pin messages or files

Important messages and files can be pinned to the details pane in any channel or direct message, including group messages, for easy reference.

To view the pinned items for a channel, click the  pin icon in the channel header. The number beside the icon lets you know how many items you'll find pinned in the details pane at a glance.

Pin an item

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Windows Phone

  1. Hover over the message or shared file you'd like to pin.
  2. Click    the Show message actions icon.
  3. Select Pin to #channel (or to this conversation).
  4. Click Yes, pin this message or file to confirm.

A message will appear in the channel or DM letting others know you’ve pinned an item. Your pinned item will be shown in the details pane, which you can open by clicking the  pin icon

  1. Long press on a message or file.
  2. Tap Pin Message/File.
A message will appear in the channel or DM letting others know you’ve pinned an item. 
  1. Long press on a message or file.
  2. Tap Pin to conversation.
A message will appear in the channel or DM letting others know you’ve pinned an item.
Our apologies. It's not currently possible to pin an item with the Windows Phone app. Please stay tuned for updates! 📻

Note: A maximum of 100 messages or files can be pinned to any one channel or direct message at a time.

 

Remove a pinned item

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iOS

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Windows Phone

  1. Click the  pin icon.
  2. In the details pane, click the close button icon on the item to remove it.
  3. Click Yes, remove this pinned item to confirm.
  1. Tap the channel name on the header to view the channel details menu. 
  2. Tap Pinned.
  3. Tap the  close button icon to the right of the pinned item. 
  4. Tap Remove to confirm.
  1. Tap the channel name on the header to view the channel details menu.
  2. Scroll down to Pinned items.
  3. Long press on the item you'd like to remove.
  4. Tap Remove to confirm.
Apologies, it's not currently possible to remove a pinned item with the Windows Phone app. Please stay tuned for updates! 📻

Note: If you remove an item another person pinned, they’ll receive a Slackbot message letting them know.