Set default channels for new members

Default channels are channels that people join automatically when they become a member of your workspace.

For workspaces that allow members to join on their own with their work email address or through single sign-on, default channels — like #getting-started, #slack-tips, #company-culture, or #help-benefits for example — are especially useful.


Select default channels

Only public channels and public shared channels (beta) can be selected as default channels. Here's how:

  1. Click your workspace name in the top left to open the menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click expand under the Default Channels section.
  4. Start typing to specify channels for new members to join automatically by default.
  5. That's it!

Tip: Default channels can also be customized whenever you send an invite. Visit Invite new members to your Slack workspace for details.

Note: Note that all members belong to #general and it cannot be removed from the list of default channels.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners and Workspace Admins can access this feature. 
  • Available on free and paid plans.

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