Manage referrer information

Some websites track their visitors to see where they’re coming from. This kind of tracking is called referrer information. This means that clicking a link shared in Slack could reveal your workspace or org's URL to that site.

By default, Slack hides your workspace and org's URL from external sites' logs. Clicking links in Slack will trigger a redirect that removes your Slack URL. You won't notice a thing — it all happens behind the scenes!

If you’d like, Workspace Owners and Admins can disable this redirect. Keep in mind, this could possibly share your Slack URL with external sites.

 

Manage your Slack referrer information

Free, Standard, and Paid plans

Enterprise Grid plan

Workspace Owners and Admins can make changes from the desktop app:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration from the menu, then Workspace settings.
  3. Scroll to Hide your workspace URL from external sites’ logs.
  4. Click Expand and uncheck the box to Hide your workspace URL from external sites’ logs.
  5. Click Save.

Individual workspace level

From your desktop, Workspace Owners and Admins can make changes:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration from the menu, then Workspace settings.
  3. Scroll to Hide your workspace URL from external sites’ logs.
  4. Click Expand and uncheck the box to Hide your workspace URL from external sites’ logs.
  5. Click Save.

Organization level

Org Owners and Admins can manage this policy for all workspaces connected to their Enterprise Grid.

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration from the menu, then Manage Organization.
  3. Under  Settings, click Organization Policies.
  4. Next to Hide Referrer Information for External Links, click Add Policy.
  5. Uncheck the box to Run external links through a blind redirect to hide referrer information.
  6. Click Save Policy.
Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners/Admins and Org Owners/Admins
  • Free, Standard, Plus, and Enterprise Grid plans

Some websites track their visitors to see where they’re coming from. This kind of tracking is called referrer information. This means that clicking a link shared in Slack could reveal your workspace or Enterprise Grid organization's URL to that site.

By default, Slack hides your workspace and org's URL from external sites' logs. Clicking links in Slack will trigger a redirect that removes your Slack URL. You won't notice a thing — it all happens behind the scenes!

If you’d like, Workspace Owners and Admins can disable this redirect. Keep in mind, this could possibly share your Slack URL with external sites.

 

Manage your Slack referrer information

Free, Standard, and Paid plans

Enterprise Grid plan

Workspace Owners and Admins can manage referrer information:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Workspace settings.
  3. Next to Hide your workspace URL from external sites’ logs, click Expand
  4. Uncheck the box to Hide your workspace URL from external sites’ logs.
  5. Click Save.

Workspace level

Workspace Owners and Admins can manage referrer information for workspaces they manage:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Workspace settings.
  3. Next to Hide your workspace URL from external sites’ logs, click Expand
  4. Uncheck the box to Hide your workspace URL from external sites’ logs.
  5. Click Save.

Organization level

Org Owners and Admins can set an org policy to manage referrer information for all workspaces in an org.

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Organization settings.
  3. Click  Settings in the left column, then select Organization Policies.
  4. Next to Hide Referrer Information for External Links, click Add Policy.
  5. Check the box next to Anonymize your organization's URL to hide referrer information.
  6. Click Save Policy, then Create Policy to confirm.
Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners/Admins and Org Owners/Admins
  • Free, Standard, Plus, and Enterprise Grid plans