Use Slack Connect to work with other companies in channels

Rather than using email to communicate, you can use Slack Connect to work alongside people from other companies in the same Slack channel. When you work with other companies in Slack, people can only access the channels they’ve been invited to join.

Note: Admins can restrict who can invite external people to channels. If you don’t see this option, find an owner or admin and ask for help.


Add people from another company to a channel

Send the people you’d like to work with an invitation to join your channel (you can invite people from up to 19 different companies). Keep in mind that you cannot add external people to the #general channel.

Desktop

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Android

  1. Open the channel you'd like to invite people to. (You can also create a new channel.)
  2. Click the cluster of profile pictures in the top right.
  3. Click Add people.
  4. Enter the email address or name for anyone you’d like to invite to the channel, then click Add
  1. Open the channel you'd like to invite people to. (You can also create a new channel.)
  2. Tap the channel name at the top.
  3. Tap  Additional Options.
  4. Tap Add people with Slack Connect.
  5. Tap Share a Link or Choose from Contacts.
  6. Tap Done.
  1. Open the channel you'd like to invite people to. (You can also create a new channel.)
  2. Tap the channel name at the top.
  3. Scroll down to Advanced, then tap Share this channel.
  4. Tap Share a Link or Choose from Contacts.
  5. Tap Done.

Note: Your admins may need to approve invitations you send. Depending on each company’s Slack settings, people may also need admin approval to accept your invitation.


Revoke an invitation to a channel

You can revoke an invitation you’ve sent if it hasn’t been accepted yet.

  1. From your desktop, click  Slack Connect at the top of your left sidebar. If you don't see this option, click  More to find it.
  2. Click the Sent tab at the top of the page.
  3. Hover over the invitation you’d like to revoke and click the  revoke icon.

Tip: People with permission to manage Slack Connect channels can revoke any pending invitation sent by someone from their organization. 

Who can use this feature?
  • By default, all members (but not guests)
  • Available on paid plans