Join a channel

Slack organizes conversations in your workspace into dedicated spaces called channels. Channels bring the right people and information together for a common purpose — like a specific project, topic, or team. Keep reading to learn how to browse and join the channels in your workspace.

Tip: If you've been invited to work with another company in a channel using Slack Connect, learn how to accept the invitation.

Join channels

All members (but not guests) can browse and join public channels in their workspace. For a private channel, you must be added to it by a member of that channel.



  1. Hover over  More.
    GIF showing a cursor clicking the sidebar menu, then searching for a channel in Slack
  2. Click  Channels.
  3. Browse the list of public channels in your workspace, or use the search bar to search by channel name or description.
  4. Select a channel from the list to view it.
  5. Click Join Channel.
  1. Tap the search bar.
  2. Tap Channels.
  3. Search for a channel and tap the channel name to open it.
  4. Tap Join Channel.

Tip: If you know the name of the channel you'd like to join, you can type /join followed by # and the channel name in the message field and send the message.

Who can use this feature?
  • All members except guests
  • Available on all plans