What is Slack?

Slack is a collaboration hub where you and your team can work together to get things done. From project kickoffs to budget discussions, and to everything in between — Slack has you covered.


Key features

💬 Organized conversations

  • In Slack, work happens in channels. You can create channels based on teams, projects, or even office locations. Members of a workspace or org can join and leave channels as needed.

🔎 Searchable history

  • When messages and files are shared in public channels, information flows transparently throughout Slack. Search is how you can narrow down and find what you need. Learn how to search for messages and files.

👥 Work with external partners

  • Shared channels and guest accounts give you the flexibility and freedom to work with clients, contractors and other third parties without having to leave Slack.

🤖 Apps and integrations

  • Apps and integrations are the tools that will help you to bring your existing workflows into Slack. The Slack App Directory has thousands of apps that you can integrate into Slack.

🔐 Security

  • At Slack, security is important to us: we protect your data as if it were our own. Learn more about our security features.


Your Slack workspace

A workspace is a shared hub made up of channels, where team members can communicate and work together. Small to medium-sized companies will typically share one workspace.

Larger enterprises may have an Enterprise Grid organization containing multiple interconnected workspaces. Share channels across these workspaces for things like company announcements and other information that is relevant to all employees.

Your team

Free, Standard, and Plus plans

Enterprise Grid plan

A Workspace Owner creates a workspace, sets permissions and assigns Admins to help manage the team. As a whole, a workspace is comprised of the following people:

👑  Workspace Owners

🤖  Workspace Admins

👥  Members

🙋  Guests

Org Owners and Org Admins set permissions and policies that affect the entire organization (i.e., every connected workspace). Workspace Owners and Workspace Admins manage operations for their individual workspace. An entire Enterprise Grid org is comprised of the following people:

🌎  Org Owners and Admins

👑  Workspace Owners

🤖  Workspace Admins

👥  Members

🙋  Guests

💡 Want to learn more? Check out Roles and permissions in Slack.


Slack’s pricing plans

For companies or groups that use a single workspace, there are three pricing plans to choose from: Free, Standard, or Plus.

For larger companies, our Enterprise Grid plan brings multiple workspaces into a single, connected organization.

💡Learn more about Slack pricing and plans.


Education and support

Want to learn more? Here are some handy resources for you to continue your learning:

  • Our Help Center contains lots of detailed articles to help you learn about Slack and its features. 
  • The Slack tips library is packed with over 30 step-by-step guides to help you get the most out of Slack.
  • Slack Foundry is a free, interactive training app made by Slack. Once you install it on your workspace, everyone can use it at a pace that suits them.

💡 Explore the Slack demo to learn more.