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Shortcuts: Allow users to initiate action in your app

Shortcuts give users clear entry points to access your app.

Apps can create global shortcuts that are available from anywhere in Slack, and message shortcuts that are shown only in message context menus.

Shortcuts can trigger modals and other app interactions. They are gateways to powerful, productive workflows.

Read on to find out about each type of shortcut, and where to go to learn more.


Global shortcuts

Global shortcuts are available to users via the shortcuts button in the composer, and when using search in Slack.

Read our guide to global shortcuts to learn how to implement one.


Message shortcuts

Message shortcuts are shown to users in the context menus of messages within Slack.

Your app will receive info about the source message when the shortcut is used.

Read our guide to message shortcuts to learn how to create and handle them.


Related references

Interaction payloads

Modal and messages