How To Pin A Message On Slack

Do you want to bookmark certain messages for everyone on your current channel or DM on Slack? Or do you want to add some rules to the conversation and pin them so that every member can reference them? Either way, we’re here to help you. In our guide below, we’ll show you how to pin messages on Slack.


Aside from saving items for yourself on Slack, you can also pin messages on your channels and DMs on the app. When you do, all the chat participants can reference these items from the conversation header.

With the help of pinned messages on the app, you can set rules or important reminders for everyone to see. As such, there’s no need to send them from time to time whenever someone new joins the channel.

If you’re having trouble finding the option to pin messages to your conversation, don’t worry, we got you covered. Follow our guide below, and we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

How to pin a message to your channels or DMs on Slack

If you want to reference some old messages, reminders, or rules for your workspace members, you can opt to pin them to the channel or DM. In this way, all the participants can view and access the pinned messages from the conversation header.

You can pin messages on Slack whether you’re on your desktop or mobile device. Check our step-by-step tutorials below, and we’ll show you how to do it on both.

On your computer:

  1. Open the Slack desktop or web browser app and sign in to your account.
  2. Go to the channel or DM where you want to pin a message.
  3. Hover on one of the messages on the chat and click More actions (three dots icon).

  4. Click the “Pin to channel” option on the menu that appears on your screen.

All chat participants can check the pinned messages by clicking the “Pinned” button on the conversation header. Click the “X” icon on one of the messages to un-pin it from the channel or DM.

If you choose to remove an item pinned by other members, they’ll receive a notification from Slackbot about your decision.

On the mobile app:

  1. Open Slack and sign in to your account.
  2. Go to one of your conversations where you want to pin a message.
  3. Tap and hold on to a message to access more actions.

  4. Tap “Pin to Conversation” on the options that appear from the bottom of your screen.

You can find your pinned messages on the channel or DM by opening the conversation details and checking the Bookmark section.

To wrap things up

Now that you know how to pin messages to your channels and DMs on Slack, you can now bookmark items that every conversation member can reference. You can use this feature to place some rules and guidelines when using the channel to communicate with other users.

If you only want to bookmark items and messages that can be visible only to you, you can choose to save them instead.

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