I would like to make a bulleted list in a Slack message.

How do I do this?


From Slack's "Format your messages" page:

To create a list, use Shift + Enter to create new lines in your message, then add a number or a bullet (•) before each item.

Tip: To add a bullet point (•) from the comfort of your keyboard, try Option + 8 on a Mac, or Alt + 7 on most Windows machines.

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    I found that for Windows, it needs to be Alt + 7 using the numpad 7 – andrewb Apr 12 '18 at 0:52
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    Doesn't work :( Can you provide an example in text? – AlikElzin-kilaka Jun 2 '18 at 14:03
  • @AlikElzin-kilaka As andrewb above said, it has to be Alt + Numpad 7. – Ray M Jun 5 '18 at 2:48
  • Doesn't work for me when using the webapp. What's the raw text representation of a bullet? – AlikElzin-kilaka Jun 5 '18 at 5:33
  • Curious: Mac Option + 8. So it doesn't use markdown? I wanted to use markdown in Slack. – Michael R Jul 25 '18 at 18:15

To complement this thread, On GNU-Linux for add bullet points to a Slack message using your keyboard:

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    Note: That is the number 8 on the top row, not the keypad 8, at least in my case. – davidparks21 Jan 21 at 21:48
  • You can select a block of text and use this shortcut, to put a bullet in front of each line. (Works on Mac, too) get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/… – phyatt Mar 19 at 15:42

To add bullet points to a message using your keyboard:

Mac: Option 8 on a Mac

Windows: Alt 7 on most Windows machines

GNU-Linux: Ctrl+Shift+8

iMac Keyboard: Shift+Option+8

Format Messages in Slack


It's SHIFT + OPTION + 8 on my iMac keyboard.


I used the Windows program Character Map, found the bullet point, copied, and pasted. A similar method is to search Google (Wikipedia returned first), then copy and paste.

Mine is an inferior method.

  • The quickest method for the way you work is the best. I appreciate the answer. – dmcgill50 Dec 21 '18 at 17:32

To add a bullet point (•) from the comfort of your keyboard, try 'Option 8' on a Mac, or 'Alt 7' (using the number pad) on most Windows machines.

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