Create a shared channel on Enterprise Grid

In an Enterprise Grid organization, shared channels are bridges that connect multiple workspaces together. For cross-functional groups who need to collaborate in Slack, this type of channel makes it possible. If you're an Org Owner or Admin, or a member with permission to manage shared channels, read on for more details.

Note: Some apps and custom bots may not be available in a shared channel. Get in touch with us for more information.


Shared channel basics

Get familiar with permissions and how to create and manage shared channels. We've outlined the basics below to help you get started.

Set permissions 

Share a channel

  • You can share any channel in an org, except for the #general channel.
  • Members will see the  shared channel icon next to a shared channel's name.

Control channel access

Manage channel visibility

  • A shared channel can be public or private.
  • If public, the channel can be accessed by anyone in the org.
  • If it's private, it'll be limited to only the people you've added to that channel.


Share a channel

Step 1:  Find or create your channel

  1. From your desktop, open Slack.
  2. Navigate to an existing channel, or create a new channel.


Step 2: Share it with other workspaces

  1. Click the  gear icon to open the Channel Settings menu.
  2. Click Additional options.
  3. Select Add to other workspaces.
  4. Decide who can access the channel and select Review Changes.
  5. Click Save Changes to finish.


Stop sharing a channel

Should access to a shared channel need to change, here's how update which workspaces it's shared with:

  1. Click the  gear icon to open the Channel Settings menu.
  2. Click Additional options.
  3. Choose Add to other workspaces.
  4. Select the workspaces you no longer wish to share the channel with.
  5. Click Review Changes.
  6. Select Save Changes to finish.
Who can use this feature?
  • Org Owners and Org Admins, and sometimes members
  • Available on the Enterprise Grid plan

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