How to Create and Delete Reminders in Slack

Learn to configure Slack reminders

by Matthew Adams
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  • Slack is an amazing tool, and one of its most useful features is reminders.
  • In this article, we’ll show you how to properly create and delete your Slack reminders.
  • If you want to edit reminders in Slack, you should know that it cannot be done: you need to delete the current reminder and remake it from scratch.
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Slack is one of the foremost instant-messaging platforms that’s one of the best alternatives to Skype. A lot of users prefer to utilize Slack due to its superior text formatting and app integration options.

Slack also enables you to set up handy reminders for yourself, a whole channel, or a channel member. Follow the guidelines below to create and delete reminders in Slack.

How can I create and delete a Slack reminder?

1. Create Slack Reminders

  1. To set up a reminder, select your (you) direct message space on the left of the Slack window.Direct message navigation panel slack how to create, edit and delete reminders
  2. Input this command into Slack: /remind Then you’ll see the remind command template shown directly below.remind command template slack how to create, edit and delete reminders
  3. To set up a reminder more specifically for yourself, you’ll need to expand the command to: /remind me
  4. Then add the [what] part of the command. For example, if the reminder was to send a letter, the command would be the following: /remind me to send the letter
  5. The end of the remind command needs to include a time in at least the form of a date. For example, the command could be something like: /remind me to send the letter on 2/3/2020
  6. Press the Return key after entering the full command. Thereafter, Slackbot will say that it will provide the reminder on the specified date at a default 9 A.M time if you didn’t enter a specific clock time.Slackbot reminder slack how to create, edit and delete reminders
  7. If you need to set up a reminder for another Slack member, enter the command as follows: /remind @member Replace member in that command with the required name, and then add the [what] and [when] parts to the reminder.
  8. To set up a reminder for a whole Slack channel, enter the command like this: /remind #channel Replace channel with the actual channel name, and then expand the reminder as required.
  9. If you need a weekly recurring reminder, enter the command something like this: /remind me to check emails every Tuesday So, enter every before the specified time to instruct Slackbot to remind you on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

Can’t create a reminder because Slack won’t connect to the Internet? Take a look at our guide and fix the problem easily.

2. Remove Slack reminders

After you create some reminders, you might change your mind and want to remove one or more.  In order to delete a Slack reminder, you need to expand the reminders list and manually remove the unwanted one.

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1. Launch Slack.

2. Type the following in Slack’s text box as shown directly below and press Enter: / remind list

remind list slack

3. Thereafter, Slack will show you an upcoming reminder list as in the snapshot below.

expand reminder list slack

4. Navigate to the Slack reminder you want to delete.

5. Click Delete on it to erase it.

This is all you need to do. If you accidentally click Delete on the wrong reminder, you will have to create it again, as there is no confirmation prompt upon deleting reminders.

Can I edit reminders in Slack?

Note that Slack doesn’t provide an edit option for reminders. Thus, you’ll need to delete reminders and re-enter the full commands again to change them if needed.

So, setting up and deleting reminders in Slack is straightforward. If you need any additional info or you just have some questions, don’t hesitate to reach for the comments section below.

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