How to View Pinned Items on Slack

Slack conversations can move quickly and bury important messages. You should pin such items to ensure you can access them whenever possible.

Note that all workspace members with access to the channel can see all the pinned files and messages.

View Pinned Items on a Computer

  1. Go to Slack and launch your workspace.

    Launch Slack workspace.
    Select the workspace you would like to use.
  2. Select the channel or member’s direct inbox that contains the pinned messages. On the conversation header, click on the Pinned messages icon.

    Select the channel and go to pinned items
    Select the channel and go to pinned items.
  3. Slack will display the pinned items. Select the message you want to view.

    Pick the message from the pinned items list
    Pick the message from the pinned items list.
  4. If you want to unpin the item, hover over the message and click on the three vertical dots. Select Un-pin from channel from the pop-up.

    To unpin the item from channel go to the message settings
    Select Un-pin from channel.
  5. Confirm you want to unpin the message or file by clicking Remove pinned item.

    Confirm removing the message from pinned items
    Confirm removing the message from pinned items.

View Pinned Items on iPhone

  1. Launch Slack and go to the channel with the pinned messages.

    Choose channel
    Choose channel
  2. Tap on the channel name.

    Open channel settings.
  3. Scroll down and select Pinned Messages.

    Go to pinned messages
    Go to pinned messages.
  4. Select the item you want to view.

    List of pinned messages
    List of pinned messages.
  5. To unpin the item, click on the message. On the new page, click on the three vertical dots.

    Open pinned message settings
    Open pinned message settings.
  6. Select Unpin from Channel from the pop-up.

    Choose to unpin an item
    Choose to unpin an item.
  7. Slack confirms unpinning the item.

    Item successfully unpinned
    Item successfully unpinned.

View Pinned Items on Android

  1. Open Slack and go to the channel with the pinned messages.

    Select the channel
    Select the channel.
  2. Tap on the channel name.

    Open channel details.
    Open channel details.
  3. Scroll down and select Messages.

    Open the pinned messages
    Open the pinned messages.
  4. Select the file or message you want to view from the pinned items list.

    Pinned items list
    The pinned items list.
  5. Click on the item to view.

    View pinned item.
    View pinned item.

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