Start a thread

Discuss any given topic with your teammates by starting a new thread inside a channel. Have an idea? Need feedback? Want to make an announcement? Start a thread. You can attach files, notify the relevant people, and format the post the way you like it. Here's how:

 

Everyone who has joined the channel will be able to see and search for your thread, but only the people you notify will see the new thread as unread in their Inbox.

  1. Open the channel you want to post in.
  2. At the top, underneath the channel name, click Start a new thread.
  3. Click the Notify field and type the name of the person or group you want to notify (you’ll only be able to find and select people who have joined that particular channel). Select the names of the people or groups you want to notify.
  4. Add the Subject of your thread so everyone knows what it’s about.
  5. Write the initial post.
  6. (Optional) Add files to the post.
  7. When you’re done, click Post in the bottom-right corner.
  1. Open the channel you want to post in.
  2. Tap the yellow pencil icon in the bottom-right corner.
  3. Tap the Notify field to open a list of everyone in the channel (you’ll only be able to select people who have joined that particular channel). To find the right people or groups faster, tap the search field at the top and begin typing in the name of the person or group you want to notify.
  4. When you’ve selected everyone you want to notify, tap the checkmark icon in the top-right corner.
  5. Add the Subject of your thread so everyone knows what it’s about.
  6. Write the initial post.
  7. (Optional) Add files to the post.
  8. When you’re done, tap the send icon in the top-right corner.
  1. Open the channel you want to post in.
  2. Tap the pencil icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Tap the + icon beside the Notify field to open a list of everyone in the channel (you’ll only be able to select people who have joined that particular channel). To find the right people or groups faster, tap the search field at the top and begin typing in the name of the person or group you want to notify.
  4. When you’ve selected everyone you want to notify, tap Save.
  5. Add the Subject of your thread so everyone knows what it’s about.
  6. Write the initial post.
  7. (Optional) Add files to the thread.
  8. When you’re done, tap Post in the top-right corner.

If you're using Twist on Windows or the web, you can use our composer to format your post (bold, italics, bullet points, hyperlinks, add images inline, etc.). If you're using Twist on mobile or macOS, you can use Markdown to format your post.