How To Set Recurring Reminder In Slack Channel

Setting recurring reminders in Slack can be a helpful way to stay organized and ensure important tasks are not forgotten. As someone who relies on Slack for team collaboration and communication, I find recurring reminders to be a valuable feature. In this article, I will guide you through the process of setting up recurring reminders in a Slack channel, step by step.

Step 1: Open the Slack channel

To set a recurring reminder in Slack, you first need to open the channel where you want the reminder to be posted. This can be a public channel or a private channel, depending on your team’s preferences and the nature of the reminder.

Step 2: Type “/remind” and the reminder details

Once you are in the desired channel, simply type “/remind” followed by the details of your reminder. The basic format is:

/remind [channel or person] [what] [when]

For example:

/remind #marketing-team "Submit monthly report" every first Friday at 10 am

This command will create a reminder for the #marketing-team channel to submit the monthly report every first Friday at 10 am. You can customize the channel, the message, and the schedule according to your needs.

Step 3: Specify the recurrence

If you want the reminder to be recurring, you need to add the appropriate recurrence option. Slack supports several recurrence options, including:

  • daily – repeats every day
  • weekly – repeats every week on the specified day
  • monthly – repeats every month on the specified day
  • yearly – repeats every year on the specified date

Here’s an example of a recurring reminder:

/remind #development-team "Code review" every Monday at 9 am

This command will create a reminder for the #development-team channel to perform a code review every Monday at 9 am, and it will repeat every week.

Step 4: Customize the reminder

Slack provides additional options to customize your recurring reminders. You can specify a time zone, add a reminder icon, or format the reminder in a specific way.

To specify a time zone, use the tz option followed by the desired time zone. For example:

/remind #design-team "Review UI mockups" every Tuesday at 2 pm tz:Pacific Time (US & Canada)

This command will create a reminder for the #design-team channel to review UI mockups every Tuesday at 2 pm, taking the Pacific Time zone into account.


Setting recurring reminders in Slack is a powerful tool for staying organized and ensuring important tasks are not overlooked. By following the simple steps outlined in this article, you can easily create recurring reminders in your Slack channels. Remember to customize the reminder details and recurrence options to fit your team’s specific needs. With recurring reminders in place, you can stay on top of your tasks and collaborate more effectively with your team.