Manage shared channels

By default, Workspace Owners and Workspace Admins on the Standard and Plus plans and Org Owners and Org Admins on the Enterprise Grid plan can manage shared channels. They can also give other members permission to manage shared channels in order to perform these actions:


Set permissions for managing shared channels

Standard and Plus plans

Enterprise Grid plan

Workspace Owners and Workspace Admins can give members permission to manage shared channels. To decide who can manage shared channels in your workspace, use these steps:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Click Settings & administration, then click Workspace settings.
  3. Click the Permissions tab.
  4. Next to Shared Channel Requests, click Expand.
  5. Under Who can approve shared channel requests?, choose who can manage shared channels in your workspace.
  6. Click Save to finish.

Org Owners and Org Admins can give other members permission to manage shared channels. To decide who can manage shared channels in your org, use these steps:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration, then click Organization settings from the menu.
  3. Click Settings in the left sidebar, then select Channel Administration.
  4. Next to Shared channel requests, click Edit.
  5. Decide who can manage shared channels, then click Save Setting.

 

Send shared channel requests to a channel

By default, those with permission to manage shared channels receive shared channel requests via direct messages from Slackbot. To help centralize all requests, Owners and Admins can send requests to a specific channel in your workspace or org instead. All members with permission to manage shared channels can approve or deny requests from that channel.

Standard and Plus plans

Enterprise Grid plan

Workspace Owners and Workspace Admins can send requests to any non-shared channel. Here’s how:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration, then click Workspace settings.
  3. Click the Permissions tab.
  4. Next to Shared Channel Requests, click Expand.
  5. Under Where will these requests be sent?, choose A specific channel and select a channel from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click Save.

Org Owners and Org Admins can send requests to any org-wide channel. Here's how:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration, then click Organization settings.
  3. Click Settings in the left sidebar, then select Channel Administration.
  4. Next to Shared channel requests, click Edit.
  5. Under Where will these requests be sent?, choose A specific channel and select a channel from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click Save.

 

View all shared channels

Anyone with permission to manage shared channels can view a list of your workspace's shared channels and the organizations you're sharing channels with.

Standard and Plus plans

Enterprise Grid plan

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu.
  3. Click Manage shared channels.
  4. Select the Organizations tab on the left to view a list of your workspace’s shared channels.

Org Owners and Org Admins can see shared channels across all workspaces in their org from the Admin Dashboard. Workspace Owners and Workspace Admins can see all shared channels in workspaces they manage.

Org level

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration, then click Organization settings.
  3. Click  Channels in the left sidebar, then select External sharing.

Workspace level

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu.
  3. Click Manage shared channels.
  4. Select the Organizations tab on the left to view a list of your workspace’s shared channels.

Note: When you view all the shared channels in your workspace, you'll be able to see private shared channels. To keep their content private, the names of private channels you aren't a member of will not be visible.

 

Manage shared channel requests

Members with permission to manage shared channels can view, approve, and deny pending shared channel requests at any time.

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu.
  3. Click Manage shared channels.
  4. Click the Pending requests tab on the left.
  5. Select Approve or Deny next to the channel names.

Note: If a shared channel invitation isn’t accepted within seven days, it will automatically expire.

 

Stop sharing channels

To disconnect shared channels, there are two options:

Visit Stop sharing channels with another organization to learn more. 

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners/Admins and Org Owners/Admins (default)
  • StandardPlus, and Enterprise Grid plans