Navigate Around Chats
The left-hand sidebar displays all your contacts — channels, feeds, people — arranging them by recent activity.
Use tabs on top of the sidebar to filter the contact list and show only contacts of a particular type:
For example, choose DMs to only display your direct message contacts:
Customize your contact list for easier navigation
In the default arrangement, the Home tab lists all your contacts and conversations. To reduce the clutter, you can customize the Home tab to only display new (unread) messages, or hide some categories (e.g. Issues, Automation) altogether. Hidden contacts/messages can be always found under their designated tabs.
You can also remove unwanted tabs from the top of the list using these toggles: