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Getting started with Slack Connect

Slack Connect helps you speed up communication with the people you work with outside your company.

Why use Slack Connect?

Break out of the inbox and change the way you work with other organizations. Companies have found that the speed and efficiency of communicating in channels makes them more impactful and builds stronger relationships.

  • 4x

    Faster deal cycles for a sales team working with clients

  • 50%

    Reduction in weekly meetings for a technical team working with third party contractors

  • 2x

    Decreased turnaround time for creative reviews and approvals for a marketing team and creative agency.

For the most part, the channel will look and feel like regular channels in Slack, but have people from different companies inside. Everyone can discuss work, share files, and create results in a shared space.

Book a free 20 minute call with a Slack expert to help you get started working with your external partners in Slack.


Thousands of companies already connect and collaborate in Slack Connect


We hear back from our customers that we’re like an extension of their team, and part of that feeling definitely comes from the fact that we use Slack.

How to get started with Slack Connect

1. Create the channel

Click the + button next to Channels in your sidebar. Name the channel, and click Create.

Animated gif showing a cursor mark creating a new channel in Slack

2. Send the invite 

Follow the prompt to share the channel outside your workspace. Send your partner an email invite right from Slack, or copy the link provided and email the invite directly.

Animated gif showing a cursor mark copy an invitation link in Slack and pasting it in an email

3. Wait for your partner to accept

Pour yourself a cup of tea. Once your partner clicks the link, they’ll be taken back to Slack, where they can accept the invite and set up the channel on their end.

Animated gif showing a cursor mark click on an invitation link in an email, which takes it to Slack to accept the invitation

4. Get admin approval

Depending on your settings, the invitation will be sent to an admin on both teams for approval. Admins can manage channels invitations by clicking on their workspace name > Administration > Manage shared channels.

Animated gif showing a cursor mark approve a pending request to share a channel in Slack

Get started

Join the network of global companies collaborating together in Slack Connect

  • Learn more about the benefits of working with partners in channels.
  • To share a channel, you’ll need to be on a paid plan. For more info, check out our pricing and plans.


  1. Claims and figures based on specific teams using shared channels at their companies. Results may vary at your organization.

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