Stupid Simple Mac Tips #64 Slack – Stop Re-Typing a New Message to Correct Your Typos
This week we wrap up our focus on Slack – the popular messaging platform for businesses in use at GlobalMac IT and thousands of law firms.
Normally, these Stupid Simple Mac Tips focus on features you should START using to increase your efficiency.
I’ve flipped it around this month and to what to stop 🛑 ✋🏼 doing with Slack (to make you more efficient and strengthen collaboration between your team).
This week’s tip is to STOP typing new messages to correct your typos!
I think it safe to assume you’ve seen examples of typos gone wrong in text messages. Surely you’ve gotten used to typos and autocorrect mistakes.
Text messages lack an undo feature. A major source of frustration.
One of the great features of Slack is you can edit (or even totally delete) a message.
This is a game-changer!
When you notice a typo or something you need to correct, just follow these simple steps:
But wait, there is an even easier way! (Remember, I like to simplify).
The majority of the time, I notice the typos immediately after I hit enter. In these cases, just hit the UP arrow on your keyboard.
The post goes into edit mode so you can fix the error and hit enter.
But, what if you sent a message to the wrong channel or person? Ugh – that is the worst isn’t it?
No worries! Just follow these steps to delete the message.
That is what I love about using Slack vs. of texting.
This tip is especially useful for those of us who are fast typers and often make errors! (like me)
That is the end of our series on Slack.
Next month we will focus on another of my team’s favorite tools, CloudApp!