Invite team members to a channel

Who can use this feature?
  • All members and Guests can use this feature. 
  • Available to teams on free and paid plans.

Every member of a public or private channel can invite new members to join at any time. There are a few ways to invite someone to a channel:

Send channel invitations

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  1. At the top of the channel, click the  Channel Settings icon. 
  2. Select Invite team members to join.
  3. If the invite is for a private channel, Slack will ask whether they should be able to see the channel history. See below for details.
  4. Choose team members to invite. Click the invite box to browse a list, or begin typing a name to narrow your search.
  5. To send the invitation, press Enter or click Invite.
  1. Swipe left to right to open the channel list in the left sidebar.
  2. Tap the channel you’d like to invite a team member to.
  3. Tap the channel name on the header to view the channel details menu.
  4. Tap Invite, then choose a team member.
  5. To send the invitation, tap Invite.
  1. Swipe right to open the channel list.
  2. Tap the channel you’d like to invite a team member to.
  3. Tap the channel name on the header to view the channel details menu.
  4. Tap Add someone, then choose a team member.
  5. To send the invitation, tap Done.
  1. Tap the   Menu icon in the top right to open the channel list.
  2. Tap the channel you’d like to invite a team member to.
  3. Tap the channel name on the header to view the channel details menu.
  4. Tap Invite, then choose a team member.
  5. Tap Invite to send the invitation


The /invite command

You can invite a team member to a channel with a simple slash command. Just type /invite @username to send the invitation.

Link to a channel

To link to a channel in a Slack message, just type the channel name with a hashtag (e.g. #new-channel). Team members can click the channel name to preview its contents or join.

Private channel history

When you invite new team members to an existing private channel, you can decide whether to give them access to the channel's history or to start a new channel.

Starting a new channel means the existing channel will be renamed and archived. A new channel will be created with all current members plus the new ones you invite. You and other current members will see a link back to the original channel’s archives.