Use keyboard shortcuts
Get familiar with a handful of keyboard shortcuts to whiz through unread messages, toggle between channels, upload files, switch teams, see recent mentions, and dozens of other tasks without touching ever your trackpad. To see a pop-up with a full breakdown of commands, hit "command /" while in the desktop app.
Special format your text
Don’t risk sending mixed messages. Articulate appropriately using quick formatting tricks to italicize and bold individual words and phrases, or send content as a quote or in HTML code. When you start typing in the message box, a reference guide with formatting options will appear in greyed out script below.
Send a shruggie
When the situation calls for it, you can fire off the glorious \_(ツ)_/ by typing "/shrug" in the message bar.