Browse people and user groups in Slack

In Slack, you can find people that you work with from the directory.

What to expect

  • Search for people in the directory to view their profiles, send them direct messages (DMs) or start calls.
  • Filter results by account type, such as guest or deactivated account.
  • If you use Slack Connect to work with people outside your company, you can view people that you work with from other organisations.
  • On the Standard, Plus and Enterprise Grid subscriptions, you can browse user groups in your workspace.


Browse people

Desktop

Mobile

  1. From your desktop, click on   People & user groups at the top of your left sidebar. If you don't see this option, click  More to find it.
  2. Type someone’s name, job title, team or email address in the search field. To narrow your results, click on  Sort or  Filter on the right-hand side of the page.
  3. Click a photo to open someone’s profile.
  4. If you like, click on  Message to send that person a DM or  Call to start a call.
  1. Tap  Search at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Tap Browse people.
  3. Type someone’s name, job title or email address in the search field.
  4. Tap someone's name to open their profile.
  5. If you like, tap Message to send that person a DM or Call to start a call.

Note: If an owner or admin has hidden email addresses for your organisation, searching by email address will not return any results.


Find owners and admins

Depending on your workspace settings, some actions in Slack may require special permissions. If you don't have permission to manage a feature or setting, find an owner or admin to ask for help:

  1. From your desktop, click on   People & user groups at the top of your left sidebar. If you don't see this option, click  More to find it.
  2. Click on Filter on the right-hand side of the page.
  3. Click on Account type, then select an owner or admin role from the drop-down menu. In an Enterprise Grid org, you can filter by workspace- and org-level owners and admins.
  4. Click a photo to open someone’s profile.
  5. If you like, click on  Message to send that person a DM or  Call to start a call.


Browse user groups

On paid subscriptions, you can browse user groups and view the members in them:

  1. From your desktop, click on   People & user groups at the top of your left sidebar. If you don't see this option, click  More to find it.
  2. Select the User groups tab at the top of the screen.
  3. Type a team name, project or department in the search field. To narrow your results, click on  Sort or  Filter on the right-hand side of the page.
  4. Click on any group to view its members.