One of the most useful features for me on Slack is being able to set reminders. When I’m in a rush or I’m out, it’s a super quick way to, ahem, remind me of things.
I am now going to detail some of the ways in which you can use Slack reminders. You do this like you would with any conversation with a team member. Simply type
/remind into the text input box and a little prompt box will appear like this:
This will give you hint as to how to format the reminder so it works on Slack. The way I would generally format a reminder to myself is
/remind me I need to tell people about awesome Slack reminders at 14:00. So to break that down,
/remindto let Slack know you’d like to set a reminder.
meto let Slack know who the reminder is for. You can also set reminders for other members of a channel by using
@otherpersonor you can set a reminder for an entire channel by using
#channelname(you have to be in the channel first).
I need to tell people about awesome Slack remindersthis is the message that you want to send with your reminder.
at 14:00this is the time that you will be reminded. You can format this either using 24 hour clock (
14:00) or 12 hour clock (
You can also set reminders at intervals. So instead of saying
at 14:00, you could say
at 14:00 every Tuesday or
at 14:00 every weekday. If you select
everyday instead of specifying a time, this will default to send you a reminder at 09:00 everyday.
What if you need to remind yourself of your reminders?! Slack has got your back! If you type
/remind list into Slack, it will give you a list of all your upcoming reminders, split into Upcoming and Recurring. This option is particularly useful as you can mark a reminder as complete, if you had already gotten to it or you can delete a reminder (useful for those recurring reminders!).