Send and read messages

Whether in a channel or a direct message, communication is the backbone of collaboration. We make it easy to send and read messages so you can quickly share information with others.

  1. Type your message in the message field at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Press Enter to send.

If you start writing a message and navigate away, you'll see a pencil icon next to the channel name or direct message to remind you that you've started a draft.

You can quickly edit your last message by pressing the up arrow key in the empty message field.

  1. Tap the message field at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Type your message.
  3. Tap Send.

Tip: To edit a message, long press the message, then tap Edit.

Note: If a message fails to send, you may see an exclamation mark next to a channel or direct message in the sidebar. To re-send your message, open the channel or DM, find the message, then click or tap the exclamation mark icon.

Note: To give yourself more space to compose, tap the diagonal arrows icon or swipe up on the message field.

You can also:

  • Choose an emoji
  • Share a photo
  • Upload and attach a file
  • Choose a slash command
  • Mention a member
  1. Tap the message field at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Type your message.
  3. Tap the paper plane icon to send.

Tip: To edit a message, long press the message, then tap Edit.

Note: If a message fails to send, you may see an exclamation mark next to a channel or direct message in the sidebar. To re-send your message, open the channel or DM, find the message, then click or tap the exclamation mark icon.

You can also:

  • Choose an emoji
  • Take a photo to share
  • Share a photo
  • Upload and attach a file
  • Choose a slash command
  • Mention a member