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Share messages in Slack

You can share messages in Slack when you need to add context or key information to conversations. Messages in public channels can be shared to any other conversation in Slack, but messages from private channels and direct messages can only be shared in their original conversations. To share a message, you have two options:

  • Use the  share message icon
  • Copy a link to the message

Share a message

Using the share message icon, you can automatically forward a message to another conversation along with an optional message or note. 

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. On your desktop, hover over the message you’d like to share and click the   Share message icon on the right.
  2. Use the drop-down menu to choose where you'd like to share the message, and add a note if you'd like.
  3. Click Share to see the message expand.
  1. Tap and hold the message you'd like to share and select  Share Message.
  2. Choose where you’d like to share the message.
  3. Add an optional note, if you’d like.
  4. Tap Send.
  1. Tap and hold the message you’d like to share and select  Share message.
  2. Tap the #channel name and choose where you’d like to share the message.
  3. Add an optional note, if you’d like.
  4. Tap the   paper plane icon to share.

 

Copy a link to a message

You can manually copy a message link and paste it to another conversation to share it. The message will expand, just like when you share other links in Slack.

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Hover over the message you’d like to share.
  2. Click the  three dots icon and choose Copy link.
  3. Paste the link into the message field, add text of your own if you’d like, and press Enter to send it.
  1. Tap and hold the message you’d like to share.
  2. Tap  Copy Link to Message.
  3. Paste the link in a channel or direct message and tap the  paper plane icon to send. The copied link will expand to display the message you're quoting. 
  1. Tap and hold the message you’d like to share.
  2. Tap  Copy Link to Message.
  3. Paste the link in a channel or direct message and tap the   paper plane icon to send. 
Who can use this feature?
  • All members and guests 
  • Free, Standard, Plus, and Enterprise Grid plans

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