How to star important messages in Slack


Never lose those important Slack messages again with the help of the app’s starred message feature.

How to star important messages in Slack
Never lose those important Slack messages again with the help of the app’s starred message feature.
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Slack
is a go-to messaging tool that allows you to better collaborate with teammates and stay up to date with workflows and product delivery. But when you’re a part of a really busy Slack workspace, the constant barrage of messages means you could miss something or have trouble tracking down one of those important bits of information shared by a coworker. Of course you could always copy/paste those missives into a file outside of Slack, but that would be an inefficient use of your time. 

Instead, why not star those important messages? By using the built-in starring feature, you can always keep particular bits of information a tap away. 

I’m going to show you how to use the star system on the Android version of the Slack app. It’s incredibly handy, and equally as simple. Once you start using it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

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What you’ll need

The only things you’ll need to make this work are:

How to star a message in Slack

Open the Slack app, go to your workspace, select a channel, and locate a message to star. Once you’ve found that message, long press it and tap Star Message (Figure A).

Figure A

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Starring a message in Slack.

And that’s it to star a message. But how to view those messages? That’s where it gets a bit tricky.

How to view starred messages in Slack

In order to view a starred message, you would think you could simply open the Slack app sidebar and then tap the Starred entry (Figure B). That’s not the case.

Figure B

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The Starred entry in the Slack app sidebar.

In fact, tapping the Starred entry does nothing. When you star an entry, they…



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