Start a huddle in a channel or direct message

Who can use this feature?

Recreate the quick, informal discussions that you usually have in the office right in Slack. You can start a huddle in any channel or direct message (DM), invite specific people to join and share your screen to work side-by-side with your team. 

A Slack huddle with screen sharing enabled

What to expect

  • Slack huddles can have up to 50 participants, and anyone in a conversation can join a huddle once it starts. When a huddle starts in a DM, all members will receive an invitation.
  • When you join a huddle from Slack on desktop, you can share your screen and turn on live captions. Captions in huddles are only available in English, but we plan to offer more languages in the future.
  • In Slack Connect channels and DMs, people from other organisations must have access to huddles in order to start or join them.
  • Security policies for Slack calls also apply to huddles.

Note: Google Chrome is the only browser that supports Slack Calls.


Start a huddle

Desktop

Mobile

  1. Open a channel or DM.
  2. Click the  headphones toggle in the bottom left corner of your sidebar or press ShiftH (Mac) or CtrlShiftH (Windows/Linux).
  3. Once the huddle has started, you can click the  microphone icon to mute your microphone, the  screen icon to share your screen or the  add people icon to invite specific people to the huddle.
  4. To turn on live captioning, click the name of the person actively talking in the bottom left corner of your screen. Click the  three dots icon, then select Turn on captions.
  1. Open a channel or DM.
  2. Tap the  antenna icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Once the huddle has started, you can tap the  microphone icon to mute your microphone or the  add people icon to invite specific people to the huddle.

Tip: You can invite people to huddles in group DMs or channels that they’re not a part of. They’ll be able to join your huddle but will not be able to access the content in the conversation or see the name of a private channel.


Leave a huddle

Anyone can leave a huddle at any time, including the person who started it. A huddle will automatically end when the last person leaves.

Desktop

Mobile

To leave a huddle, click the  headphones toggle at the bottom left corner of your sidebar or press ShiftH (Mac) or CtrlShiftH (Windows/Linux).

  1. From the channel or DM where the huddle is taking place, tap the  antenna icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Tap Leave.