Slack is a channel-based messaging platform. With Slack, people can work together more effectively, connect all their software tools and services, and find the information they need to do their best work — all within a secure, enterprise-grade environment.
Your Slack workspace
A Slack workspace is made up of channels, where team members can communicate and work together. Keep reading to learn about four key features of Slack.
💬 Organized conversations
In Slack, team members send messages and share files in channels. Create channels for teams, projects, office locations, or anything else that’s relevant to your organization. You can make channels private for conversations that shouldn’t be open to all members, or you can use shared channels to collaborate with external organizations from your own workspaces.
🔎 Searchable history
When messages and files are shared in public channels, information flows transparently throughout Slack. You can search your team's conversation history in Slack to find relevant messages, files, channels, and people. With Slack’s searchable history, conversations can become common institutional knowledge.
🤖 Connected apps
Add apps to your workspace to connect services or tools you're already using to Slack. With the right apps installed, you can do your work without ever leaving your Slack workspace. Find thousands of apps to help you stay productive, organized, and efficient in the Slack App Directory.
📞 Slack calls
You can start a voice or video call with any other members of your workspace right from Slack. Share your screen to show your teammates exactly what you see on your computer — you can even draw on your screen while you’re screen sharing.
Your team in Slack
Every Slack workspace has a team of members with varying administrative permissions. As a whole, a workspace is typically comprised of the following people:
👑 Workspace Owners Create the workspace and set permissions
🤖 Workspace Admins Assigned by Workspace Owners to help manage the team
👥 Members Can send messages and files to any team members in their workspace
🙋 Guests Can send messages and files in specific channels