How To Use Slackbot For Reminders

We are all familiar with the hectic nature of a workday, where we are often juggling multiple tasks at once. Fortunately, the Slackbot’s reminder feature is a valuable tool to assist us in remembering important tasks and deadlines. Interested in learning how to use it? Let’s get started.

Setting up Slackbot reminders

Slackbot reminders are incredibly easy to set up. First, locate the Slackbot under “Apps” in your slack workspace. Here are the steps:

  1. Click on “Apps” on the left sidebar.
  2. Find and select “Slackbot”.
  3. Open a direct message with Slackbot.

Creating a reminder

Once you’re in a direct message with Slackbot, you can begin to create reminders. To do so, you simply need to type out your reminder in a specific format. Here’s the general template:

/remind [who] [what] [when]

Here’s an example of how to use this syntax:

/remind me to submit the report tomorrow at 10am

Multi-user Reminders

Want to remind your entire team or just a specific person other than yourself? You can do that too! Here’s an example:

/remind @john to submit the project update on Friday at 3pm

Managing your reminders

To view all your active reminders, you can use the following command:

/remind list

If you want to delete a reminder, use this syntax:

/remind cancel [reminder ID]

And if you want to mark a reminder as complete:

/remind complete [reminder ID]


With these simple commands, you can use Slackbot to set, manage, and cancel reminders. It’s a fantastic tool that can drastically improve your productivity and ensure you never forget a task or deadline.