If you navigate to MY_WORKSPACE.slack.com/stats#members you can see "Messages Posted" for each member like this:

Slack member stats

If you export the data as a CSV, the column is called chats_sent.

How is this number calculated? I assume it includes all messages to channels. Does it include direct messages? I assume that reactions (e.g. a "thumbs up") do not count toward this number.

I read through https://get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/218407447-view-analytics-and-usage and https://get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/220556107-How-to-read-Slack-data-exports but couldn't find the answer.

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    This sounds like a great question to ask the Slack team directly. And please post the answer, when you get it :-D Commented Apr 16, 2018 at 14:24
  • You could test it by sending a message, clicking thumbs up, etc., and seeing if the number has changed.
    – deltab
    Commented Jul 19, 2020 at 4:07

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Stat includes messages from public and private channels as well as DMs. Reactions do not count towards this number.

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    Is this in the Slack documentation? Commented Feb 26, 2020 at 11:50

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