How To Stop Slackbot Reminders

Do you find yourself frustrated with constant reminders from Slackbot? Do they disrupt your work more than they help? In this article, we will detail the steps to disabling or customizing these reminders to better suit your preferred working style.

What is Slackbot?

Before we dive into how to manage these reminders, it’s essential to understand what Slackbot exactly is. Slackbot is like your virtual assistant within the Slack application. It offers various functionalities, such as instant responses to certain keywords, answering queries about Slack, and of course, sending out reminders based on your settings.

How to Stop Slackbot Reminders

Now that we understand what Slackbot is, let’s move on to how to stop its reminders. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Open your Slack application and navigate to the channel or direct message where the reminder is set.
  2. Type the command /remind list into the message input field. This command will display all active reminders.
  3. Identify the reminder that you wish to cancel.
  4. Next to it, you will see a ‘Delete’ button. Click on it, and it will stop that particular Slackbot reminder.

These steps should get you rid of any unwanted reminders. Remember that this will not stop Slackbot from setting future reminders, it only cancels the existing ones.

How to Modify Slackbot Reminders

If you want to modify the reminders instead of completely stopping them, you can use the command /remind to set up a new reminder with your preferred settings. Here’s how:

  1. Go to the channel or direct message where you want to set the reminder.
  2. Type the command /remind [who] [what] [when] into the message input field. Replace [who] with the user’s @name, [what] with the reminder message, and [when] with the time or date.
  3. Press ‘Enter’ to set the reminder.
# Example:
/remind @john to submit the report tomorrow at 9am

This command will set a reminder for John to submit the report tomorrow at 9am. By customizing your own reminders, you can avoid unwanted notifications and keep your focus on your work.


While Slackbot reminders can be extraordinarily helpful for remembering important tasks and deadlines, they can also become overwhelming if not properly managed. Luckily, Slack provides us with the tools to easily stop or modify these reminders, giving us more control over our workspace. So go ahead, tweak those reminders, and make the most out of your Slack experience!