Quote and reply

You can quote a previous message, either replying within a topic or to start a new topic.

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

  2. Click on the ellipsis ().

  3. Click Quote and reply.

  4. (optional) Delete paragraphs not relevant to your reply, just like when replying to a multi-paragraph email.

  5. Send your message.

You can also use the keyboard shortcut > to initiate quote-and-reply.

  • The first line of the reply contains a permanent link to the quoted message.
  • Zulip automatically turns mentions in quoted text into silent mentions to avoid unnecessarily mentioning someone twice.
  • You can use quote blocks when quoting emails or other non-Zulip content.