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A user group is an easy way to get the attention of many members at once. You can mention a group's unique name — for example, @managers — the same way you
@mention another member of your workspace. What to expect
When you mention a user group, everyone in that group will be notified.
User groups can be used to automatically add group members to channels: simply add a list of default channels when creating the group or invite the group using the
/invite @usergroup slash command. On the Enterprise Grid plan, user groups are unique to each workspace. Unlike
finding members in the directory, user groups aren't accessible in all workspaces within the org.
Create a user group
On desktop, here’s how to create a user group:
More items menu in the top right corner. Select
from the menu. User Groups Click the
icon. Create a user group Choose a
Name, Handle and Purpose. Select default channels that members of the user group will be invited to automatically. Click
Create group. Below
Send invitations to, choose which members to add to your user group, then click Invite.
User group names must be unique. If a name is already being used in Slack (as a
channel name or display name), it won’t be available.
Note: Guests don’t have full access to all the channels in your workspace and this means they can’t be added to user groups.
Edit a user group
On desktop, here are the steps to edit a user group:
Click the More items menu in the top right.
Select User groups from the menu.
Click Edit user groups .
From there you can choose from the following:
disable icon to disable a user group. On the next page, click Disable this group to confirm. Click the
gear icon to edit a user group's name, handle, purpose or default channels. Click the
member icon to add or remove user group members. Click the
power icon to re-enable a disabled user group. On the next page, click Enable this group to confirm.
Note: Disabling a user group means you can no longer mention the group’s handle, but it does not delete it from your list of groups and all members will remain in the group unless removed.
Remember: If you can’t see the option to create or edit user groups, an administrator has limited this feature to workspace owners and admins only.
Browse user groups and view members
From desktop, you can find a full list of user groups and view their members:
More items menu in the top right corner.
Select User groups from the menu.
Select any group to view its members.
Who can use this feature?
By default, only
Workspace Owners and Admins can create and edit user groups, but they can make this feature available to all members
Standard, Plus and Enterprise Grid subscriptions