I love Slack! It makes communicating quick and easy with coworkers. Here are three tips that will elevate your Slack game at work.
Reminders are key. Without reminders it is very easy to open a Slack message and forget to reply. Here’s how to set a reminder on Slack.
Hover over a message and three dots should appear. Click these three vertical dots and you will see this menu:
Select “Remind me about this” and another menu will appear. And there you go! Now no excuses for missing a Slack.
mentions and reactions
Another thing on Slack you may not yet know is the “Mentions & reactions” button. This exists in the top left corner of Slack:
This is a great item to click and use because it will open another window for you that shows every place you have been tagged recently. It shows messages you sent that people have reacted to as well. It’s another helpful tool to not lose track of your messages.
emojis and gifs
OK, now for the fun Slack stuff. How to find the best emojis and GIFs.
To use Giphy, type this into a slack message: /giphy
Then press enter and you should see this appear:
You can search for a GIF by typing in a word. And then a button will appear top right that says “Shuffle” and you can look through GIFs to share.
For the best emojis, simply go to a message box and click the emoji button. Then take advantage of the search box to find fun ones like this (this bear is actually dancing, but you can’t see it here since this is just a photo):
One last pro tip – get the Slack application for your computer. Don’t use it as a browser. If you aren’t sure what I mean, well, you can use Slack via a browser like Chrome. Or you can download an app to your computer and use it that way. I use the app for my computer and it’s much faster and more accessible. So like your phone, download the app on your computer too.