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Get around faster with keyboard shortcuts
At Slack, we like efficiency! So, there are a number of keyboard shortcuts to help you move around Slack faster. We’ll introduce you to some of our favorites and show you just how time-saving they can be.
Tip: Check out the full list of keyboard shortcuts available in Slack and reach pro status in no time with this tour of our app.
View keyboard shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts allow you to quickly perform an action without ever touching your mouse. What magic! ✨
With the Slack app open on your desktop, type the keys below to see a list of available shortcuts:
View all keyboard shortcuts in Slack
Use the Quick Switcher
With the Quick Switcher, you can alternate between your different channels or conversations in a flash.
Open the Quick Switcher
Navigate unread conversations
Getting caught up in Slack sounds time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be! You can use a few shortcuts to navigate your unread conversations in Slack and catch up on everything you missed.
Go to the next unread conversation
Option Shift ↑
Alt Shift ↑
Go to the previous unread conversation
Option Shift ↓
Alt Shift ↓
Tip: Click All Unreads below your team name in the top left to see all of your unread messages in one place.
Mark messages as unread and set reminders
Need to follow up on a message? Mark it unread to save it for later and to help you keep track of it. To do so, use one of these steps:
Hover over a message, hold down
Option and click your mouse. Click the
Show message actions icon and select Mark unread.
Note: If you tap and hold a message in one of the Slack mobile apps, you’ll see a special menu with the option to mark a message as unread.
To make sure you do come back to a message later, you can even set a reminder. Here's how:
Hover on a message and click the
Show message actions icon. Hover on
Remind me about this. Select when you want to be notified.
Hop back to your previous channel
Have you stumbled down a rabbit hole? In Slack, you can easily retrace your steps. 🐰
Navigate back to the previous channel