If you use Slack as you prime tool to keep in touch with your team remotely, this tip will help you to be more efficient on pinging someone about something directly from a channel.
From any channel chat window just use the command:
/msg <@user> [your message]
You will notice also that as soon as you type the @ Slack will help you search for the wanted user.
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