Slack hasn't yet released an input block which includes the formatting options you're accustomed to, so for the time being, messages must be formatted using their special markup notation. The basics are are covered below.
Surround your text with asterisks.
Surround your text with underscores.
Surround your text with tildes.
Surround your text with single sticks.
Surround your text with triple sticks.
>character at the start of a new line.
Begin each line with a dash and a space.
- a- b- c
Begin each line with an number, a period, and a space.
1. a2. b3. c
Slack will make a it a clickable link if you paste the URL, but you can use a cobination of
> to format URLs.
Since Slack won’t prompt and complete the mention of a user or channel, so if you want to mention
@dave, you will need to type it out in full.
To mention a user with a space in their name, you will need to find their user ID, e.g.
UA1A1A1A1 and format it as follows using the
An easy way to check users are mentioned correctly is to send yourself a BCC message.
We are looking forward to Slack eventually releasing text inputs that perform like the one you are used to, especially for emojis.
Another alternative is to upload the file in the
File Browser (located in the top left corner of your desktop Slack client window) and then click
Share. After the modal pops up, instead of sending a message with your new file, you can click
Copy Link and then use that URL in your message. When the message is posted, Slack will load or preview the file for the recipient.