Slack’s Highlight Feature will Save You Time and Sanity

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Get Shift Done: Tips and Tricks

If you’ve ever missed an important message in Slack because you don’t have the time to read every line of text in each conversation, there’s a simple hack that can help keep you informed without wasting your time wading through rivers of text: the keyword highlighting tool.

For example, say you wanted to stay up-to-date on new changes in the Walter account. You can set up the highlighting feature to alert you whenever “Walter” is mentioned in a conversation. Not only will you get a notification, but the word will also be highlighted in the conversation so the relevant information is easy to find.

Here’s how to set it up:

  1. Click on your face in the upper left side of the screen.
  2. Choose Preferences > Notifications > Highlight Words.
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