Slack Keyboard Shortcuts 

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Slack is a messaging platform designed for the workplace. The app is now owned by Salesforce. The messaging platform offers several IRC-style messaging features. You can chat rooms by topics, private groups, and direct messaging feature. If you use Slack at your workplace to communicate with teammates, keyboard shortcuts will surely save you time. You can do a lot of things using keyboard shortcuts quicker than using the mouse for the same thing. In this article, I am listing the Slack keyboard shortcut cheat sheet to boost your productivity at the workplace.

Also: Mac keyboard shortcuts you need to know

Slack Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

Navigation
Move focus to the next elementTab
Move focus to the previous elementShift Tab
Move focus through messages in a channel or DM↑  or ↓
Move focus to the next section*Ctrl `
Move focus to the previous section*Shift Ctrl `
Take action or “click” on buttonsSpacebar
Take action or “click” on linksEnter
Close windows, menus, or the message input boxEsc
Zoom in or outCtrl +
(increase or decrease text size)Ctrl –
Scroll upHome
(This can be toggled in your Preferences.)Page Up
Scroll downEnd
(This can be toggled in your Preferences.)Page Down
Quick SwitcherCtrl K
(T is desktop app only.)Ctrl+T
Open direct messages menuCtrl Shift K
Open All Threads viewCtrl Shift T
Previous channel or DMAlt ↑
Next channel or DMAlt ↓
Previous unread channel or DMAlt Shift ↑
Next unread channel or DMAlt Shift ↓
Previous channel or DM visitedAlt ←
Next channel or DM visitedAlt →
PreferencesCtrl , 
Open or close right paneCtrl .
Channel info paneCtrl Shift I 
ActivityCtrl Shift M
DirectoryCtrl Shift E
Starred ItemsCtrl Shift S
Search the current channel or conversationCtrl F 
Toggle full screen view Ctrl Shift F
All Unreads navigation
Open All Unreads viewCtrl Shift A
Mark messages as unreadAlt and click a message
Move between channels→  or ←
Toggle current channel read or unreadR
Switch teams
Switch to previous teamCtrl Shift Tab 
Switch to next teamCtrl Tab
Switch to a specific team (see assigned number under the team icon in your Slack app)Ctrl[number]
Mark messages read or unread
Mark all messages in current channel or DM as readEsc
Mark all messages as readShift Esc
Set a message as your oldest unread messageAlt and click a message
Message shortcuts
Edit your last message↑  in empty message box
Select text to beginning of current lineShift↑
Select text to end of current lineShift↓
Create a new line in your messageShift Enter
Add emoji reactions to a message* Ctrl Shift \
Message autocomplete
Autocomplete @display name beginning with [character]@[character]Tab
Autocomplete channel beginning with [character]#[character]Tab
Autocomplete emoji beginning with [character]:[character]Tab
Files and snippets
Upload a fileCtrl U
Create a new SnippetCtrl Shift Enter
Call actions
Toggle mute on and offM
Toggle video on and offV
Show the invite list+ or A
View and select and emoji reactionsE then 1 – 9

Slack Keyboard Shortcuts for macOS

Have a look at Slack keyboard shortcuts for macOS

Navigation
Move focus to the next elementTab
Move focus to the previous element⇧ Tab 
Move focus through messages in a channel or DM↑ or ↓
Move focus to the next section*⌃ `
Move focus to the previous section*⇧ ⌃ `
Take action or “click” on buttonsSpacebar
Take action or “click” on linksEnter
Close windows, menus, or the message input boxEsc
Zoom in or out⌘ +
(increase or decrease text size)⌘ –
Scroll upFn↑
(This can be toggled in your Preferences.)Page Up
Scroll downFn↓
(This can be toggled in your Preferences.)Page Down
Quick Switcher⌘ K
(T is desktop app only.)⌘ T
Open direct messages menu⌘ ⇧ K
Open All Threads view⌘ ⇧ T
Previous channel or DMAlt↑
Next channel or DMAlt↓
Previous unread channel or DMAlt ⇧ ↑
Next unread channel or DMAlt⇧ ↓
Previous channel or DM visited⌘ [
Next channel or DM visited⌘ ]
Preferences⌘ ,
Open or close right pane⌘ .
Channel info pane⌘ ⇧ I
Activity⌘ ⇧ M
Directory⌘ ⇧ E
Starred Items⌘ ⇧ S
Search the current channel or conversation⌘ F
Toggle full screen view^ ⌘ F
All Unreads navigation
Open All Unreads view⌘ ⇧ A
Mark messages as unreadAlt and click a message
Move between channels→ or ←
Toggle current channel read or unreadR
Switch teams
Switch to previous team⌘ ⇧ [
Switch to next team⌘ ⇧ ]
Switch to a specific team (see assigned number under the team icon in your Slack app)⌘ [number]
Mark messages read or unread
Mark all messages in current channel or DM as readEsc
Mark all messages as read⇧ Esc
Set a message as your oldest unread messageAlt and click a message
Message shortcuts
Edit your last message↑ in empty message box
Select text to beginning of current line⇧ ↑
Select text to end of current line⇧ ↓
Create a new line in your message⇧ Enter
Add emoji reactions to a message*⌘ ⇧ \
Message autocomplete
Autocomplete @display name beginning with [character]@[character]Tab
Autocomplete channel beginning with [character]#[character]Tab
Autocomplete emoji beginning with [character]:[character]Tab
Files and snippets
Upload a file⌘ U
Create a new Snippet⌘ ⇧ Enter
Call actions
Toggle mute on and offM
Toggle video on and offV
Show the invite list+ or A
View and select and emoji reactionsE then 1 – 9

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