How To Enter In Slack Without Sending

Slack has changed the way we communicate at work, making collaboration easy and efficient. However, there’s a common scenario we all face – we want to add a line break or hit enter without accidentally sending the message. In this guide, we’ll cover how you can do just that.

Using Shift+Enter for a New Line

In the Slack message box, rather than just hitting the “Enter” key, use Shift+Enter. This will create a new line in your message box without sending the message.

Changing Slack Settings to Manual Send

If you consistently prefer to manually send your messages rather than having them send when you hit enter, you can change your Slack settings to accommodate this. Here’s how:

  1. Click on your ‘Profile’ at the top right corner of your Slack workspace.
  2. Click on ‘Preferences’ from the dropdown menu.
  3. In the left sidebar, click on ‘Advanced’.
  4. Under ‘When writing a message’, check the box for ‘Press Enter to send a message’.
  5. If this box is unchecked, you can now manually send your messages by hitting ‘Enter’.

Using Slack’s Markup Language

Slack also supports its own markup language which can be used to format text. To add a line break without sending your message, you can use the following tags:

<br> : This tag allows you to add a line break to your text.

<p>Text goes here</p> : This tag will create a new paragraph.


Now you know the different ways you can hit enter in Slack without sending your message. Whether you prefer using the Shift+Enter command, changing your Slack settings, or using Slack’s markup language, you have the flexibility to choose the method that works best for you.