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I mistakenly closed a direct message window on Slack, and I don't know with whom the direct message window was. How can I re-open it?

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Click on "Direct Messages" to bring up a list of recent conversations:

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  • Thanks, it works, though it's quite tedious to go through it to infer which direct message got closed. – Franck Dernoncourt May 17 '18 at 3:33
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If you're running Slack as a web application, e.g. via the Mac/Windows apps or in your browser, you can reopen the most-recently-closed Direct Message window by pressing Cmd+[ or Win+[. You can also use this shortcut to navigate to the last channel you were in.

Do be aware that since this is the "go back one step in history" web browser shortcut, pressing this key combination too many times can cause Slack to reload itself from the sign-in page.

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