Create a channel

Channels are the best way to keep conversations about various projects, topics, or teams organized in Slack. There’s no limit to how many unique channels you can have in Slack — go ahead, create as many as you’d like!

New to Slack? Watch a 1 minute video to learn about channels.


Create a channel

If you have permission to create a channel follow the steps below or see how it works.

Desktop

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Android 

  1. From your sidebar, click the  plus icon next to Channels and select Create a channel.
  2. Give the channel a name.
  3. Add a description, choose a channel type (public or private), or check the box to share the channel outside of your company.
  4. Click Create and add people to the channel, or click Skip for now.
  1. Tap the  Home tab at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Tap the  plus icon next to Channels.
  3. Tap Create in the top-right corner.
  4. Enter a channel name.
  5. Add a description to let others know what the channel is about.
  6. If you'd like, tap the toggle to make the channel private.
  7. Tap Create in the top-right corner to finish.
  1. Tap the  Home tab at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Below Channels in your left sidebar, tap  Add channel.
  3. Tap the  plus icon in the bottom-right corner.
  4. Enter a channel name.
  5. If you'd like, tap the toggle to make the channel private.
  6. Tap Create in the top-right corner to finish.


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Note: By default, members can create channels and Multi-Channel Guests can create private channels. Workspace Owners can change these permissions. If you can't create a channel, find a Workspace Owner and ask for help.

Who can use this feature?
  • By default, members and sometimes guests
  • Available on all plans