The process is simple. But like most simple things, it’s deceptively straightforward, and the real benefits only surface after a few rounds. Slack, on the other hand, encourages self-chat as a way to organize documents and notes. [I think] most people who text themselves consider it a practical act, not a joyful or a personal one. A small but very scientific survey shows that about two percent of the people I talked to last week text themselves, and zero percent do it regularly. . Okay is she being sarcastic here? Ah, yes - she be texting her friends. He disagreed, and says he plans to stick with emailing himself. A text can’t really be organized or remind you of something if you don’t go looking for it, but that’s the best part. It’s weirdly rewarding to use a complicated instrument for simple things, as if debasing its intelligence will somehow confirm your own, or at least delay the inevitable judgement: your TI-89 calculator is smarter than you, but at least you can draw boobs with it while you come to terms with reality. hmmmm. Plus, it feels like a dark back-channel convo, a tricky diary that no one reads except Verizon or AT&T, or your nosy partner. No rules. I texted myself a full dream the other day, and no one stared blankly at me or texted back “That’s weird.”. I am in fact the best audience for my dreams. I was pleasantly drunk and wanted to remember the name of the internet dog, so I texted myself “Shiba Inu.”. https://www.howtogeek.com/675163/how-to-send-notes-and-messages-to-yourself-on-slack/. There are dozens of options for sharing notes across devices these days, but if you use Slack, there’s one more. With Slack’s direct message interface, it’s easy to send yourself quick private reminders and notes that you can read later on any device. Here’s how. SHEEEESH. this is a private area where you can store notes to yourself. You can paste anything you want in your private direct message area, including images and links. Slack will keep track of when you posted it by day, and each entry is timestamped for later reference. Later, you can see your notes on any device by logging into Slack using either the appropriate app or the Slack web interface. If you need to delete a note, tap or hover over the message until the action bar appears over it. Then tap or click on the three vertical dots and a menu will pop up. Select “Delete Message.”. WAY too complicated. Using that same pop-up menu, you can edit your notes (messages), copy a link to the message, pin the note in place so you always see it, and more. Slack has “Remind Me About This.”. https://www.reddit.com/r/Slack/comments/mripxj/is_it_just_me_or_did_slack_remove_the_option_to/. Is it just me or did Slack remove the option to DM yourself? I often direct message myself to make notes. Lately I’m missing from the DM sidebar. Is it just me or did slack remove the option to direct message yourself? Just an fyi, your DMs with yourself and with slackbot are not included in the 10k. Oh shit! Got lucky and solved it by going to “all DMs” (very top of sidebar), searching for an old conversation with myself, clicking into it, then I instantly reappeared in the DM section of sidebar. Cmd + k. https://www.helpscout.com/blog/slack-hacks/. Build to-do lists by using stars. Talk to yourself! You can message your own user in Slack — it’s a great way to leave notes to your future self. I post text snippets to myself when I have short sections of text that I need to be able to retrieve. I sometimes paste instructions on how to perform a task, and. I am certainly not afraid to occasionally post random things I need to remember there as well. I can quickly.. find instructions for getting a new replacement tag for my dog in New Mexico,. retrieve the URL for an internal testing server that occasionally changes,. and confirm the address of our office in Boston. Share a message with yourself. When a teammate shares a file, post, or message that you expect you’ll want to refer to again in the future, you can share it with yourself in your own direct message channel to preserve it in an environment with less noise. I think of it as curating a collection of useful things. I tend to do it with important posts and files more than messages. Remind yourself and others automatically. The /remind command is extremely powerful. You can choose to remind yourself, someone else, or a channel of an event in a period of time or at a particular time. you’ll have an option to snooze it or mark it complete. If you’d like to see all of the reminders you’ve set, use “/remind list” to display them all. Explicitly use search terms in your conversations. If a channel is talking about a topic you think you may want to recall, keep in mind the searchability of the conversation. Create a post just for yourself. In particular, I occasionally jot down a quick to-do list as a Slack post. Posts can be made with clickable checkboxes, so they’re a great way to make an informal to-do list that I can easily share with others for comment without having to change to another communication tool or task management system. Slack is a fantastic tool, but it’s up to each user to figure out how they can use it to not only communicate, but to manage communication.