Getting started for new members

Because you’re already familiar with what Slack is all about (and you’ve seen the demo), we’ll now show you how to get started. How you proceed depends on how you’ll be using Slack: either as an individual member or the workspace creator.

We’ve built guides for both paths, so simply choose the route that’s best for you:

 

Getting started for members

If you want to join your organisation’s Slack workspace, this section of the guide is for you. As a member, you’ll be able to send messages and files to your teammates to get work done in Slack. Onwards!


Step 1 – Join a Slack workspace

There are two ways to join an existing Slack workspace: accept the email invitation that you’ve been sent or create an account in the workspace using your company email address. (This option is only available if the Slack workspace allows email sign-up.)

  • Accept an email invitation to join.
    Open the email invitation and click Join. We’ll guide you along, but we’ll ask you to enter your full name and display name. We’ll also ask you to choose a password so you can sign in and out with ease.

    Does your company use single sign-on? If so, we’ll have some of this information already. All you’ll need to do is authenticate your account with your identity provider (Okta, OneLogin, G Suite, etc.).
  • Join with an approved email address.
    Some companies allow their employees to sign up on their own as long as they have an approved email address.

    To join a workspace this way, you’ll need to know its Slack URL – it would look something like a1marketing.slack.com. Visit your Slack URL, then click create an account – simply follow the prompts to finish!

Find your workspace: Visit slack.com/signin/find, enter your email address(es) and we’ll send you sign-in links for any workspaces available for you to join.


Step 2 – Set up your profile

Completing your Slack profile helps other members learn more about you. We’ll already have the basics from when you created your account, but some workspaces may have included some additional custom profile fields.

Jump to the Edit your profile article in the Help Centre for detailed instructions. (Don’t forget to add a profile photo!) 😬

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Step 3 – Download Slack’s desktop and mobile apps

You can sign in and use Slack from a web browser on your desktop at any time (just go to slack.com/signin). But by downloading our desktop and mobile apps, you can stay signed in to multiple workspaces, have more control over notifications and stay in sync even when you’re on the move.

For download instructions, click the link for the apps that are right for you.

Mobile

iOS
Android
Windows Phone (beta)

Desktop

macOS
Windows
Linux (beta)

Synchronised apps: Whatever you do on one device is reflected everywhere – our Slack apps keep your place, letting you pick up wherever you left off. Pretty nice!

Note: If you need to sign out of your account, it’s easy to do. See Sign out of Slack to learn how.   


What’s next?

Now that you’re set up with a complete profile and Slack apps for your devices, we’ll show you what getting work done in Slack actually looks like.

Jump to Working in Slack to learn about how to use search and holding meetings with Slack calls and videos, not to mention how Slack can make you more productive overall.

Or you can learn more in our Help Centre. 🌻

Boost your skills! We offer a free interactive training app to transform how you work in Slack. Add the Slack Foundry app to your workspace to get started.🏅

Hello! Our support team are available 24/7 and always happy to help. Get in touch with us if you ever need a hand!

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