How To Set Up Slack Bot Reminders

Establishing reminders through a Slack bot is an excellent strategy for maintaining organization and ensuring no critical task or deadline is overlooked. Given my constant involvement with numerous projects and tasks, I consider the reminder function provided by Slack bots to be incredibly useful.

First, let’s start by understanding what a Slack bot is. A Slack bot is a program that can perform automated tasks within the Slack platform. It can send messages, respond to commands, and even interact with other apps and integrations.

Step 1: Installing and Configuring the Slack Bot

To set up reminders with a Slack bot, you first need to install and configure the bot. Slack offers a variety of bot options, but one popular choice is the Slackbot app.

To install Slackbot, you need to go to the Slack App Directory and search for “Slackbot.” Once you find it, click on the “Add to Slack” button and follow the prompts to install it in your workspace.

After installing Slackbot, you’ll need to configure it by setting up its permissions and triggers. You can do this by going to the “Apps” section in your Slack workspace, finding Slackbot, and clicking on “Configure” or “Settings.”

Once you’re in the configuration settings, you’ll have the option to customize the bot’s name and avatar. You can also set up default responses and create custom triggers for specific commands or keywords.

Step 2: Creating a Reminder

With Slackbot installed and configured, you can now start creating reminders. To create a reminder, simply type “/remind” followed by the details of the reminder. For example, to create a reminder to submit a report by tomorrow at 9:00 AM, you would type:

/remind @channel Submit report by tomorrow 9am

The reminder will be sent to the specified channel, in this case, “@channel,” and will be visible to all members of that channel. You can also use “@here” to notify only the online members of the channel, or “@username” to notify a specific user.

Step 3: Managing and Editing Reminders

To manage and edit your reminders, you can use the “/remind list” command to view all your existing reminders. This command will display a list of all reminders you’ve created, along with their details and options for editing or deleting them.

If you need to edit a reminder, you can use the “/remind edit” command followed by the reminder ID and the updated details. For example, to edit the reminder with ID “1234” to change the time to 10:00 AM, you would type:

/remind edit 1234 time 10am

You can also delete a reminder using the “/remind delete” command followed by the reminder ID. For example, to delete the reminder with ID “1234,” you would type:

/remind delete 1234


Setting up Slack bot reminders is a simple and effective way to stay on top of your tasks and deadlines. With just a few simple commands, you can create, manage, and edit reminders right within Slack. Whether you’re working on a team or managing your own projects, Slack bot reminders can help you stay organized and never miss an important task again.