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For people who prefer to use a third-party messaging client, Slack offers an IRC and XMPP gateway.
Unfortunately, support for gateways is ending. Starting on May 15th, it will no longer be possible to connect to Slack using the IRC and XMPP gateways. Learn more
Turn on gateway access
Here's how to turn on workspace-wide gateway access:
Click your workspace name in the top left to open the menu.
Note: The gateway is disabled by default because Slack can make no guarantee about the security of any IRC/XMPP client (including transport encryption or data security). We recommend you enable only the gateways you intend to use and trust only those clients you have evaluated thoroughly. For the highest level of security, we recommend using only Slack's desktop, web, and mobile clients.
Should your gateway password ever be compromised, please submit a help request so we can generate a new password for your account. Your Workspace Owner can immediately disconnect all active gateway connections — and block any new ones — by disabling the gateway for the team.
While the Slack gateways allow you to use XMPP or IRC to communicate within your workspace, there are some limitations:
Slack can't be used to communicate between Slack workspaces with other XMPP and IRC servers
Slack can't be used to connect to another IRC channel or XMPP server