Use the search box in the top right corner to find messages and replies that match the search terms that you enter. All channels that you are a member of are searched.
Multiple-word search terms return results that contain all of the terms.
When results appear, click Jump to view that post in the channel archive.
File attachments and their filenames are not searched. If file attachments show up in the search results, it’s because they are attached to messages that match the search query.
You can use search modifiers such as
from:daveto return results only from certain people or in certain channels. For more information about this, see the Search Modifiers section.
Like many search engines, common words such as
are (known as “stop words”), as well as two-letter and one-letter search terms, are not shown in search because they typically return too many results.
Search Modifiers offer a selection of search filters to narrow down your query.
from: to find posts from specific users and
in: to find posts in specific public or private channels, as well as direct and group messages. Channels can be searched by display name or ID.
For example Searching
TSLA in:Steamroomonly returns messages in the Steam room that contain
TSLA in: @john.doereturns messages that contain
TSLAin your direct message history with John Doe.
before: to find posts before a specified date and
after: to find posts after a specified date. Use both
after: together to search in a specified date range. Use
on: to find posts from a specific date.
You can use the date picker to select a date or you can type it in YYYY-MM-DD format. For example:
MSFT before: 2018-09-01will return messages containing the keyword
MSFTposted prior to September 1, 2018.
MSFTafter: 2018-08-01 will return messages containing the keyword
MSFTposted after August 1, 2018.
MSFTbefore: 2018-09-01 after: 2018-08-01 will return all messages that contain the keyword
websitethat were posted between August 1, 2018, and September 1, 2018.
MSFT on: 2018-09-01will return messages that contain the keyword
websitethat was posted on September 1, 2018.
- symbol to exclude posts from your search results. For example,
test -release will only return results with the word
test that also do not contain the word
This can be used in combination with modifiers to refine search results. For example,
test -release -in:release-discussion -from:eric will return all results with the word
test, excluding posts with the word
release, excluding posts made in the
release-discussion channel, and excluding posts from
Use quotation marks to return search results for exact terms.
For example: Searching
"FB Earnings"returns messages containing the exact phrase
FB Earnings website, but not messages containing
* character for wildcard searches that match within words.
For example: Searching for
rea*brings back messages containing
reasonand other words starting with
Hashtags are searchable labels for posts. Search for any posts containing a hashtag by clicking the hashtag in an existing post or typing the hashtag with the pound symbol into the search bar. Create hashtags in any post by using the pound sign
# followed by alphanumeric or other unicode characters.
Don’t start with a number.
Are at least 3 characters long, excluding the
Are made up of alphanumeric or other unicode characters.
May contain dots, dashes, or underscores.
Questions or suggestions?
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