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 you workspace, or create a channel of your own. 


Join channels

Desktop

iOS

Android

Windows Phone

  1. Open the channel browser: click Channels in the left sidebar. Or type  Shift L on Mac or Ctrl Shift L on Windows.channels_header 
  2. Choose a channel. To get an overview, click  See more details.
  3. Click Join Channel or press Enter from your keyboard.

Tip: If you know the name of the channel you want to join, use the Quick Switcher:  K on Mac or Ctrl K on Windows.

  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.
  1. Tap the   Menu icon in the top 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 join.

Tip: If you know the name of a channel you’d like to join, type /join followed by the channel’s name. This skips the channel preview and opens the channel right away.

Note: Guests can't join channels without an invitation, and they can only browse or search 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 to rejoin it. 

 

Who can use this feature?
  • All members except guests can use this feature. 
  • Available on free and paid plans.

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