Keep work organized with channels

When communication is scattered across emails, chats, and calls, it can be challenging for teammates to get the context they need to work together.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Slack to:

  • Work in one place
  • Provide context for your team
  • Bring your teammates together

 

 

Work in one place

Whether you're kicking off a new project or your team needs a place for ongoing discussion on a topic, you can create channels to keep relevant conversations organized.

Create a channel

Add a channel prefix

Say you're launching a new project. Create a channel to keep related information in one place.creating a new channel in Slack
Add a prefix to the channel name so the channel is easy to search for and its purpose is clear. adding a prefix to a new channel's name

Try it: Use the prefix project- for a channel dedicated to a project.

 

Provide context for your team

Make it easy for everyone to get up to speed by adding key information to channels.

Pin a message

Set a channel topic

You can add details for a project launch and pin the message so anyone who joins the channel can easily reference it. pinning a message to a channel for easy reference
Use the channel topic to inform teammates about the project status or an upcoming deadline.

 

Try it: Add or edit the topic in a channel. You can even include emoji. ✨

 

Bring your teammates together

Bringing the right people together in channels gives the team a shared view of the work being done.

When you're ready to get to work with your teammates on a project, add them to the channel.
  1. Open the channel you'd like to add people to.
  2. Click cluster of profile pictures in the top right.
  3. Click  Add people.
  4. If you’re adding a few people, search for and select the members you'd like to add. If you’re adding a large group of people, paste the list of names or email addresses into the field.
  5. When you're done, click Add.

Tip: You can add people from other companies to a channel so you can communicate securely with clients or vendors, for example.

 

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