Accept an invitation to share a channel

Sharing a channel with external organizations lets you work together in a single channel that you can all access from your own workspaces. If another organization has invited you to share a channel, keep reading for details on accepting the invitation and how it gets approved.


What to expect

  • Someone from the organization that owns the channel will send you an invitation link. If multiple people from your organization receive an invitation to share the same channel, only one person needs to accept it.
  • Once an invitation is accepted, it must be approved by someone from the organization that owns the channel. If the member who accepted the invitation doesn't have permission to manage shared channels, it must also be approved by someone from your organization who does.
  • Invitation links expire after seven days. If your invitation expires before it’s accepted or approved, ask the channel owner to send you a new invitation link.
  • To decline a shared channel invitation, simply ignore the request.

Note: To accept an invitation, your organization must be using one of Slack’s paid plans. If you're using the free version of Slack, learn how to upgrade your workspace.


Accept an invitation to share a channel

  1. Click the invitation link.
  2. Review the invitation details, then click Continue.
  3. Choose the workspace you’d like the channel to be a part of, or click Sign in to another workspace.
  4. Review the channel details. If you’d like to change the channel name or make it a private channel, click the  pencil icon (these changes will only apply to your workspace).
  5. Click Accept Invitation


What's next?

Once you or someone from your organization accepts an invitation, it will be sent to the organization that owns the channel for approval. If the member from your organization who accepted the invitation doesn’t have permission to manage shared channelsthe request will also be sent to your organization for approval.

Note: If you no longer need to work in a shared channel, your organization can leave the channel. Visit Stop sharing channels with external organizations to learn more.

Who can use this feature?
  • All members (but not guests)
  • Standard, Plus, and Enterprise Grid plans