Getting started for new members

As a member of a Slack workspace, you'll be able to send messages and files to your teammates to get work done in Slack. Our What is Slack? article and Slack demo will help you learn everything you need to know. Once you’ve checked those out, read on to learn more about downloading the Slack apps, joining a workspace, and setting up your profile.

Note: To create a Slack workspace or learn how to manage one, read our guide for Workspace Owners and Admins.


Download Slack's desktop and mobile apps

When you download the Slack desktop and mobile apps, you can receive notifications on all your devices and stay in sync when you’re on the move. Whatever you do on one device is reflected everywhere — Slack apps keep your place, letting you pick up conversations wherever you left off.

Go to to download Slack’s desktop and mobile apps.

Tip: We offer how-to guides to help you download the app on your computer or mobile device. View guides for Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, or Android.


Join a Slack workspace

A workspace is a company’s shared hub, where team members communicate and work together in channels. You can join an existing Slack workspace in three ways:

When you join a workspace, we’ll guide you through the process of setting up your account. We’ll ask you to enter your full name, a display name, and a password so you can sign in and out with ease.

Note: If you’re having trouble finding your email invitation or can’t find your workspace’s Slack URL, go to and enter your email address. We'll send you sign-in links for any workspaces available for you to join.


Set up your profile

Building out your Slack profile with fun facts and a clear profile photo will help other people in your workspace learn more about you. Your profile will have the information you entered when you created your account, but some workspaces may have additional profile fields for you to fill out.


As your company grows, profiles are the easiest way to tell who’s who. You can use profiles to share office locations, managers, even projects you're working on. Read the Edit your profile article in the Help Center for detailed instructions on how to set yours up.


What's next?

Keep learning: Find detailed how-to articles in our Help Center (hey, you’re already here!) or dig in to our Slack 101 lessons.