Accept an invitation to share a channel

With Slack Connect, you can share a channel with external organisations, allowing you to work together from your separate workspaces. If another organisation has invited you to share a channel, keep reading for details on accepting the invitation.

What to expect

  • Someone from the organisation that owns the channel will send you an invitation to share it. If multiple people from your organisation receive an invitation for the same channel, only one person needs to accept it.
  • Invitations expire after 14 days. If yours expires before it’s been accepted or approved, ask someone from the organisation that owns the channel to send you another invitation.

Note: To accept an invitation, your organisation must be using one of Slack’s paid subscriptions. If you're using the free version of Slack, you can upgrade your workspace, or choose to start a free trial when you receive an invitation.


Accept an invitation to share a channel

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  1. Open the invitation.
  2. Review the invitation details, then click Continue.
  3. Choose the workspace that you’d like the channel to be part of, or click on Sign in to another workspace at the bottom of the page.
  4. Review the channel details. If you’d like to either change the channel name or make it a private channel for your workspace, click on the
     pencil icon
  5. Click Accept invitation
  1. Open the invitation.
  2. Review the invitation details, then tap Continue.
  3. Choose the workspace that you’d like the channel to be part of, or tap Sign in to another workspace at the bottom of the page.
  4. Review the channel details. If you’d like to either change the channel name or make it a private channel for your workspace, tap
    Edit settings
  5. Tap Accept invitation

Note: Owners and admins can choose to restrict who can send and accept invitations to share channels. If you’re unable to accept an invitation, find an owner or admin to ask for help.


What’s next?

Depending on each organisation's settings, pending invitation requests may need to be approved by both organisations before the channel is shared. For more details on approving or denying requests, visit Manage channels shared with external organisations.

Who can use this feature?
  • By default, all members (but not guests)
  • Standard, Plus and Enterprise Grid subscriptions