Join a huddle

Who can use this feature?

Slack huddles make it possible to have quick, live conversations with the people that you work with in Slack. Read on to learn how to accept an invitation to a huddle or join an active huddle in a channel or direct message (DM) that you belong to.


Accept a huddle invitation

Desktop

Mobile

When you receive a huddle invitation, a notification sound will play, and you’ll see the invitation in the bottom left corner of your sidebar. Here’s how to accept an invite:
  1. Click the Join button from the notification in your sidebar.
  2. If you like, click the  microphone icon or press ShiftSpace (Mac) or CtrlShiftSpace (Windows/Linux) to mute your microphone.

Slack desktop app sidebar showing an invitation to a huddle in the Sales channel from Paul Leung

  1. Tap the banner notification at the top of your screen, or tap Join from the invitation.
  2. If you like, tap the  microphone icon to mute your microphone.

Slack mobile app showing an invitation to a huddle in the Sales channel from Paul Leung with buttons to dismiss or join

Note: Google Chrome is the only browser that supports huddles.


Join an active huddle

When someone has started a huddle in a channel or DM that you belong to, you’ll see a blue  antenna icon next to the channel name in your left sidebar. Here’s how to join:

Desktop

Mobile

  1. From a channel or DM, click the  headphones toggle in the bottom left corner of your sidebar.
  2. If you like, click the  microphone icon or press ShiftSpace (Mac) or CtrlShiftSpace (Windows/Linux) to mute your microphone.
  1. From the  Home tab, tap the  antenna icon next to a channel or DM. 
  2. Tap Join


Leave a huddle

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

Desktop

Mobile

To leave a huddle, click on the  headphones toggle in 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.