Join a channel

Slack is a collaboration hub for the people you work with, and channels — created within a Slack workspace — are where teamwork happens.

Create channels for specific projects, subjects, or purposes to keep information and conversations organized. You can browse and join existing channels in your workspace, or create a channel of your own.


Join channels

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Select Channels in the left sidebar to open the channel browser. Or type  Shift L on Mac or Ctrl Shift L on Windows.channels_header 
  2. Click preview to view a channel's contents.
  3. To join, click Join Channel or press Enter.
  1. Swipe left to right to open the channel list.
  2. Scroll, then tap the  plus icon to the right of the CHANNELS section header.
  3. Tap a channel name to preview the details.
  4. Tap Join Channel.
  1. Swipe left to right to open the channel list.
  2. Scroll, then tap the  plus icon to the right of the CHANNELS section header.
  3. Tap a channel name to preview the details.
  4. Tap Join.

Tip: If you know the name of the channel you want to join, type /join followed by the channel’s name. This skips the channel preview and adds you automatically.

Note: Guests can't join channels without an invitation, and they can only browse or search for channels they've joined.

 

What to expect 

Channels bring people and information together in Slack, so that teams can stay connected. Here are some practical things to keep in mind:

Remember: You can leave a channel at any time and rejoin when you need to. However, if you leave a private channel you'll need to be invited back. 

Who can use this feature?
  • All members except guests
  • FreeStandardPlus, and Enterprise Grid

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