Find external people on Slack

Slack Connect makes it possible to search for external people by their email address and connect with them in Slack. Use the steps below to find external people you know and invite them to start a direct message conversation. 

Note: Set your Slack Connect discoverability preference or manage discoverability for your workspace if you're a Workspace Owner or Admin.


Search for a partner by email

  1. From your desktop, click Slack Connect in your sidebar.
  2. Enter a partner's email address into the search field and select Enter
  3. Click someone’s profile to see if they use Slack.
  4. To invite someone to start a direct message, select Start Conversation or Invite to Join Slack.

Note: Your partner must accept your invitation before you can send each other direct messages in Slack, and they’ll only have access to your conversation.

Who can use this feature?
  • Will be available for all members
  • Coming soon for the ProBusiness+, and Enterprise Grid plans