It feels weird to edit a message in Slack, as it shows that the message was edited but doesn't show what changed. Is there an easy way to strikethrough text when editing to show what was there previously instead?
Slack uses Markdown-style characters to format messages, along with keyboard shortcuts and a new rich text editor. That gives you several ways to strikethrough text in Slack:
~, then type your text, then close with another
~this~. Slack will then format that text strikethrough.
X. Select your text, press that keyboard shortcut, and Slack will strikethrough that text.
Sbutton will strikethrough your text. Or, if your Slack account shows an
Aabutton on the right of the text input box, click that to show the formatting toolbar to give you quick access to Slack's text formatting options. The
Sbutton will strikethrough your text.
There's no way to automatically show edited text as strikethrough, though, so you'll need to first strikethrough old text then add your new message if you want to retain the original message when editing things.