Slack keyboard shortcuts


Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 years ago
- Shortcuts

Slack provides many useful shortcuts for desktop users. Take a look if you use Slack frequently,

Ctrl + /

View all Slack keyboard shortcuts

⭾ Tab

Move focus to next element

↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Move Move focus to previous element

↑  ↓

Move focus through messages in a channel or DM

Ctrl + `

Move focus to the next section

↑   Shift + Ctrl + `

Move focus to the previous section


Take action or "click" on buttons

⤶ Enter

Take action or "click" on links


Close windows, menus or message input box

Ctrl + +

Zoom in

Ctrl + -

Zoom out


Scroll up

or Page Up

Scroll down

or Page Down
Ctrl + K

Quick switcher

Ctrl + T

Quick switcher (only in desktop app)

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + K

Direct messages menu

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + T

Open all threads view

Alt +

Previous channel or DM

Alt +

Next channel or DM

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Previous unread channel or DM

Alt +

Previous channel or DM visited

Alt +

Next channel or DM visited

Ctrl + ,


Ctrl + .

Open or close right pane

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + I

Channel info page

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + M


Ctrl + ↑   Shift + E


Ctrl + ↑   Shift + S

Starred items

Ctrl + F

Search the current channel or conversation

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F

Toggle full screen view

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + A

Open all unreads view

Alt +

(on a message) Mark messages as unread

←  →

Move between channels


Toggle current channel read or unread

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Switch to previous team

Ctrl + ⭾ Tab

Switch to next team

Ctrl + 1

( 9) Switch to a specific team (you can see assigned number under the team icon in your Slack app)


Mark all messages in current channel or DM as read

↑   Shift + Esc

Mark all messages as read

Alt +

Set a message as your oldest unread message

Note: Make sure your cursor is in the message box to perform these shortcuts.

(in empty message box) Edit your last message

↑   Shift +

Select text to the beginning of current line

↑   Shift +

Select text to the end of current line

↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Create a new line in your message

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + \

Add emoji reactions to a message

⭾ Tab

Autocomplete @displayname

⭾ Tab

Autocomplete channel. Example: #channelname

⭾ Tab

Autocomplete emoji. Example: :emoji

Ctrl + U

Upload a file

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Create a new snippet


Toggle mute on and off


Toggle video on and off


Show invite list

or A
E + 1

( 9) View and select and emoji reactions


Sharing options

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Program information

Program name: Slack Slack (Social & Messaging)

Slack is a set of team collaboration tools and services. Slack no longer uses an IRC backend but still offers IRC like features: persistent chat rooms, private groups and direct messaging. Slack allows all content to be searched including files, people and conversations.

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Last update: 11 Nov 2019

Shortcut count: 58

How easy to press shortcuts: 80%

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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