Record audio and video clips in Slack

Record audio and video clips in Slack to communicate easily with your team, regardless of their time zone or location. You can use clips to share ideas and updates, or just say hello. Anyone in a channel or direct message (DM) can play clips, and reply in thread with a clip of their own.

Tip: Use our ideas and templates to show off your work, share an update, or give kudos to your team in a clip.


Record a clip

You can record video and audio clips up to five minutes long from Slack on your desktop or mobile device.

Record a video clip

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. From a channel or DM, click the  camera icon in the message field. See the instructions below for tips to enhance your video clip.
  2. Click Record.
  3. When you’re finished, click Stop Recording and  select a thumbnail.
  4. Click Done and add a message if you’d like.
  5. Click the  paper plane icon to send your clip.

Enhance your video clip

  • Click the  camera icon to turn your camera on or off.
  • Click  Mute to mute yourself.
  • Click  Effects to blur your background or upload a background image.
  • Click  Settings to select a different camera or microphone.
  • Select a screen to share in your clip from the options below your video.
  • Click  Upload Video to upload an existing video as a clip.
  1. Open a channel or DM and tap the message field.
  2. Tap the  plus icon and select Record a Video Clip.
  3. Tap the Record button.
  4. When you’re finished recording, tap the Record button again, then tap Use Video.
  5. Add a message if you’d like, then tap the  paper plane icon to send your clip.
  1. Open a channel or DM and tap the message field.
  2. Tap the  plus icon and select Record a Video Clip.
  3. Tap the Record button.
  4. When you’re finished recording, tap the Record button again, then tap Attach.
  5. Add a message if you’d like, then tap the  paper plane icon to send your clip.

Record an audio clip

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. From a channel or DM, click the microphone icon in the message field to start recording automatically.
  2. When you’re finished, click the  check mark button to stop recording.
  3. Add a message if you’d like, then click the  paper plane icon to send your clip.
  1. Open a channel or DM and tap the message field.
  2. Tap the  microphone icon to start recording automatically.
  3. When you’re finished, tap the  check mark button to stop recording.
  4. Add a message if you’d like, then tap the  paper plane icon to send your clip.
  1. Open a channel or DM and tap the message field.
  2. Tap the  microphone icon to start recording automatically.
  3. When you’re finished, tap the  check mark button to stop recording.
  4. Add a message if you’d like, then tap the  paper plane icon to send your clip.

Note: All clips are automatically transcribed and anyone playing a clip can select the  three lines icon to read a transcript.   Closed captions are also available for video clips.


Delete a clip

If you have permission to edit or delete messages, you can delete clips you’ve recorded.

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Hover over a clip and click the  three dots icon.
  2. Click Delete clip.
  3. Click Yes, delete this clip.

Delete a video clip

  1. Tap the clip, then tap the  three dots icon.
  2. Tap  Delete.
  3. Tap Yes, Delete Clip.


Delete an audio clip

  1. Tap and hold the clip.
  2. Tap  Delete, then tap Yes, Delete Clip.

Delete a video clip

  1. Tap the clip, then tap the  three dots icon.
  2. Tap Delete.
  3. Tap Delete again.


Delete an audio clip

  1. Tap and hold the clip.
  2. Tap Delete, then tap Delete again.

Note: Clips follow the same retention policy as other messages in Slack.

Who can use this feature?
  • All members and guests
  • Available on all plans

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