Star a message

Starring messages is a good way to keep track of important messages, such as tasks you need to go back to or documents you reference often.

Star a message

  1. Hover over a message to reveal three icons on the right.

  2. Click the star () icon.

Starred messages have a filled in star () to their right. You can unstar a message using the same instructions used to star it.

You can use Ctrl + S to star or unstar the selected message.

  1. Press and hold a message until the long-press menu appears.

  2. Tap Star message.

Starred messages have a "starred" label in the bottom right corner of the message. You can unstar a message by tapping Unstar message in the long-press menu.

View your starred messages

  1. Click on Starred messages (or if the views section is collapsed) in the left sidebar.

You can also search your starred messages using the is:starred filter.

  1. Tap the Starred messages (star) tab at the top of the app.

Toggle starred messages counter

By default, Zulip displays the number of starred messages in the left sidebar; this allows you to use them as an inbox of messages you'd like to come back to. If you are using starred messages for something else and would prefer not to see the count in your left sidebar, you can disable that feature.

  1. Click on the gear () icon in the upper right corner of the web or desktop app.

  2. Select Personal settings.

  3. On the left, click Preferences.

  4. Under Advanced, toggle Show counts for starred messages.