Manage app settings and permissions

Who can use this feature?

By default, any member can install an app to connect a third-party service to their Slack workspace. If they’d like, Workspace Owners can set permissions to manage how apps work in Slack. These permissions can be adjusted whether app approval is enabled for a workspace or not. 

Available permissions

  • Only allow apps from the Slack App Directory
    Limit members to installing apps from the Slack App Directory. All apps in the App Directory are reviewed by Slack. This will not prevent members from creating and installing internal apps. 
  • Multi-Channel Guests may use shortcuts
    Allow Multi-Channel Guests to use available shortcuts.
  • Only allow link previews from installed apps
    Rich link previews will only display if the Slack app registered to the link domain is installed to your workspace.

Set permissions

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the sidebar.
  2. Select Tools & settings from the menu, then click Manage apps to open the Slack App Directory. 
  3. Click App Management Settings in the left column. 
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and toggle the permissions you'd like to manage on or off.