Find Anything in Slack in 3 Seconds
The volume of stuff in your company’s Slack is massive. But messages and files are easily searchable in Slack.
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Because channels move so fast, you can use these advanced search commands to pull up exactly what you’re looking for without wasting any time.
Channels and Direct Messages in:channelname - searches only the messages and/or files in a specific channel in:name - searches your direct messages with a specific user
Messages or Files from a Specific Person from:username - limits your search to messages from a specific person in any channel or direct message from:me - searches only messages you’ve sent, anywhere in Slack
Links, Starred Items, and Emoji Reactionshas: link - narrows your search to messages that contain a specific URL has:star - pulls messages you’ve starred has::emojiname: - searches messages that contain a specific emoji
Dates and times
- use words like “yesterday” or “today”
- use words like “week,” “month,” or “year” on: or during: - use specific dates and range keywords, such as “Monday,” “February,” or “2016” Pro tip: To use very specific dates, use the MM/DD/YYYY (United States) or YYYY/MM/DD (International) format.