How To Use Slack Reminders

Slack provides a variety of useful features that are intended to enhance productivity and enhance collaboration among team members. An example of such a powerful feature is the Reminder tool. By setting reminders, you can receive timely prompts for upcoming meetings or important tasks in order to stay on track. In this tutorial, we will explore the best practices for utilizing Slack reminders.

Setting Up a Reminder

Creating a reminder in Slack can be done in two ways: using the Slash Command or the Slack interface. Let’s check both out.

Using Slash Command

In any channel or direct message, you can type “/remind” followed by what you want to be reminded about and when. For example:

/remind me to submit the report tomorrow at 9am

This will set a reminder for you to submit your report at 9 am the next day.

Using Slack Interface

You can also set a reminder through the Slack interface as follows:

  1. Click the More actions icon (three vertical dots) in the top-right corner of a message.
  2. Select Remind me about this.
  3. Choose when you want to be reminded.

Managing Your Reminders

You can view, complete, delete, or snooze your reminders. To do this:

/remind list

You can then manage your reminders from the list that appears.


By effectively using Slack’s Reminder feature, you can stay on top of your tasks and deadlines, and ensure nothing slips through the cracks. So why not give it a try and see how it can boost your productivity?