Manage referrer information

Some websites track their visitors to see where they’re coming from. This kind of tracking is called referrer information. This means that clicking a link shared in Slack could reveal your workspace or org’s URL to that site.

Slack hides your workspace and org’s URL from external sites’ logs by default. Clicking links in Slack will trigger a redirect that removes your Slack URL. You won’t notice a thing – it all happens behind the scenes!

Workspace owners and admins can disable this redirect if you like. Remember that this means you might share your Slack URL with external sites.

 

Manage your Slack referrer information

Free, Standard and Paid subscriptions

Enterprise Grid subscription

Workspace owners and admins can make changes from the desktop app:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration from the menu, then Workspace settings.
  3. Scroll to Hide your workspace URL from external sites’ logs.
  4. Click Expand and untick the box to Hide your workspace URL from external sites’ logs.
  5. Click Save.

Individual workspace level

From your desktop, workspace owners and admins can make changes:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration from the menu, then Workspace settings.
  3. Scroll to Hide your workspace URL from external sites’ logs.
  4. Click Expand and untick the box to Hide your workspace URL from external sites’ logs.
  5. Click Save.

Organisation level

Org owners and admins can manage this policy for all workspaces connected to their Enterprise Grid.

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration from the menu, then Manage organisation.
  3. Under  Settings, click Organisation policies.
  4. Next to Hide referrer information for external links, click Add policy.
  5. Untick the box to Run external links through a blind redirect to hide referrer information.
  6. Click Save policy.
Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace owners/admins and org owners/admins can access this feature. 
  • Available on free and paid subscriptions.

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