Slack Connect: Manage channel invitation settings and permissions

Slack Connect enables members of your organization to work with partners, vendors, and other third parties in the same channel. Keep reading to learn more about the types of invitations your organization can send and the permissions they grant to external people working in your channels.


Invitation types and permissions

You can decide what type of invitation your members can send when they’d like to collaborate with external people in your organization’s channels. There are two invitation types you can manage: Permission only to post and Permission to post, invite, and more. The invitation types determine what permissions external people will have in the channels they're invited to.

Note: Once the invitation has been accepted, anyone with permission to send Slack Connect invitations can adjust the existing permissions for the external people.


Permissions by invitation type 

  Permission only to post Permission to post, invite, and more
Send messages 

Use emoji and reactions

Add files

Use workflows

Use their team’s slash commands and shortcuts

Add other people from their company

 

Add apps and workflows

 

Change a channel name, topic, or description*

Add a channel to multiple workspaces in their Enterprise Grid org

See an archived copy of a channel if their organization is removed   

*Note: These changes will only apply to the workspace where they were made, and not for other organizations in the channel.


Manage invitation settings and permissions

Pro and Business+ plans

Enterprise Grid plan

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Workspace settings.
  3. Click the Permissions tab.
  4. Next to Slack Connect Channels, click Expand.
  5. Below Inviting people from outside [your organization], click the toggles off or on. If on, decide who from your organization can send each invitation type.
  6. Click Save.
  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Organization settings.
  3. Click  Slack Connect in the left sidebar, then select Settings.
  4. Next to Channels, click Edit.
  5. Below Inviting people from outside [your organization], click the toggles off or on. If on, decide who from your organization can send each invitation type.
  6. Click Save.
Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners (Pro and Business+)
    Org Owners and Org Admins (Enterprise Grid)
  • Available on paid plans