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I want to post a snippet to a thread in slack, not the main channel. I can't figure out how to do this in the Windows x64 client. Any thoughts? Is it possible in another client?

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You are not directly shown the option to post a snippet or an image in a thread. But there is a workaround for this. Steps

  • Post the snippet/image in the channel or DM (I DM myself for this and delete it later)
  • Copy Link to snippet/image
  • Post the link in the desired thread. Slack shows a preview to the snippet/image in the thread itself as if it has been posted in the channel/DM as a normal snippet/image

Hope that helps!

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According to this post you can't:

You can’t add images (we post screenshots within conversations ALL THE TIME), run any slash commands, or add code snippets.

It's sad really... I use threads a lot but they have some usability concerns.

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    Agreed, threads seem like they were implemented without the UX team/lead, and rushed out the door. Threads should be first class citizens, but aren't thus making them a feature I just want to disable. Commented Feb 13, 2018 at 20:04
  • It seems images in threads are now supported. Commented Aug 29, 2018 at 7:57
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As of today, the latest MacOS desktop version still doesn't allow you to post snippets to threads. I'm currently just using the web version which does support that.

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  • OP is asking about Windows client. Commented Aug 6, 2019 at 4:32
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Isn't it just simply to post a message with the designated piece of code wrapped in triple single quotation marks ```example code```? It works the same here in the forum.

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