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Slack has taken the synchronous communication platform by storm. Messaging as a means of workplace communication has never been easier, but with all the distractions in an everyday lifestyle, it is extremely hard to stay on top of all the slack messages you receive. Certain messages carry more importance than others and without this one simple customization in Slack, your remote workplace would be all over the place. With multiple channels and direct messages to manage, your workplace becomes a mess to manage and oftentimes you miss meetings and important deadlines. With the remote workplace taking a massive step during this time, Slack has stepped up to the challenge of managing your workplace. If you are a Slack-enthusiast or someone looking to stay organized, you are in the right place! Slack allows you to set reminders for specific messages to ease your workflow. 

After just a few simple steps, you will never miss another message on Slack. As demoed in our How to Use the Internet Series: How to Set Reminders for Slack Messages, here is our step by step process to help you optimize your workplace. 

How to Set Reminders for Slack Messages 

To begin, open Slack in either your internet browser or downloadable desktop app.

To Set Reminders: 

  1. Open a Chat Window within the Slack Channel (or Direct Message) you want to set a reminder in
  2. In the text bar, type “Remember to” and then type exactly what you want to remember
  3. Click “Enter” and then hover over the three dots on the right side of your screen
  4. Hover over “Remind me about this” and Select when you want to be reminded

To View Your Reminders: 

  1. In the text bar, type “/remind list” 
  2. Click “Enter” or “Return” 

And there you have it! You know exactly how to remind yourself and others about upcoming “to-do’s”. Whether it’s optimizing your workplace or just personal reminders, Slack does it all for you in just a few, simple commands. 

Want to learn more tips and tricks? Check out the rest of our How to Use the Internet Series. This Youtube series of short video demonstrations are designed to teach users various online skills through visual storytelling, like creating GIFs, how to embed an image in email, and more. Whether you are an office worker that needs help with Slack or you’re teaching your parents about their new Android Phone, we’ve got you covered! 

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