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A Slack workspace is a single place for your team and your work. If you’ve recently joined one, this guide will help you get set up in Slack so you can get started. Before you dive in, make sure you’ve
downloaded the desktop app and you’re able to sign in to your workspace.
1. Fill out your profile
profile will help the others you work with in Slack know who you are.
From your desktop, click the default profile picture in the top right, then
Edit profile from the menu. Let people know what you do and
add a profile photo. Click
2. Configure your notifications
notifications in Slack will alert you of activity in your workspace. You can decide what messages will trigger notifications for you and set other details from your preferences.
From your desktop, click your profile picture in the top right.
Preferences from the menu to open your notification preferences. Choose the activity you’d like to get notified about, then configure any additional notification preferences you’d like.
Configure your Slack notifications to learn about all of the available notification preferences in Slack.
3. Learn how to send messages
In Slack, you can send messages to other people you work with. If you need to communicate with a group of people, send a message in a
channel. To have a one-to-one conversation with someone, send them a direct message.
To start a new message, click the
compose button in the top left.
Find and start conversations in Slack to learn more about sending messages.
Note: If you’ve been invited to a workspace as a guest, you can only send messages in channels you have access to, and DM people in the same channels as you.
4. Learn about other Slack features
Now that you’re set up in Slack, you’re ready to get started and explore other features.