How To Open Split View In Slack

For individuals who frequently multitask on Slack, the ability to access split view can be a significant advantage. With split view, you can simultaneously view two separate channels or conversations. This feature can be exceedingly useful when you need to refer to one conversation while actively participating in another. In this blog post, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to open split view in Slack.

What is Split View?

Split view is a feature that allows you to view two different conversations in Slack simultaneously. It divides your Slack window into two panes, enabling you to monitor and engage in two different channels, direct messages, or threads at the same time. This is especially useful when you need to cross-reference information or multitask.

How to Open Split View in Slack?

As of the time of writing this blog, Slack does not natively support split view. However, there are workarounds available that will allow you to use Slack in a split view mode.

Method 1: Using a Web Browser

The first method involves using your web browser to open two separate Slack windows. Here’s how:

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to your Slack workspace.
  2. In the first browser window, open the first conversation you want to monitor.
  3. Open a new web browser window and navigate to your Slack workspace again.
  4. In the second browser window, open the other conversation.
  5. Now, arrange the two web browser windows side by side on your screen.

Method 2: Using a Third-Party Application

You can also use a third-party app, such as Moom or Divvy, that allows you to split your screen into several windows. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Download and install a window management application.
  2. Open Slack and the window management application.
  3. Use the window management application to divide your screen and place Slack in one of the partitions.
  4. Open two different Slack channels or conversations in separate windows.
  5. Arrange these windows in your divided screen.

In conclusion, while Slack doesn’t yet natively support split view, these methods offer useful workarounds. Whether you’re juggling multiple conversations or just need to reference another channel, split view can help you work more efficiently on Slack.

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