Work with external partners

What’s it handy for?

Bringing outsiders into your Slack team in a Shared Channel can make projects move much more quickly than phone calls and emails.

Allowing Slack guest access in shared channels is great for:

  • Creating a common area between two unique workspaces, so you can find everything you need in one place.
  • Simplifying communication, streamlining conversations, and gaining efficiency.
  • Making information and context easier to find across workspaces.

reviewing project documents with external partners in slack

Before you get started

If you’re using Shared Channels, create a channel in your workspace and have Slack administrators from both teams link them together.

How to work with external partners

  1. Invite external guests to your new shared channel
    invite external guests to slack
  2. Conduct all project discussions in the channel
    discussions in a shared slack channel
  3. Use the channel to share any uploaded files necessary for review
    upload files to a slack channel
  4. Approve work in progress, have conversations when necessary, and collaborate together seamlessly
  5. Invite additional folks to the channel when needed during the life of a project
    inviting additional people to the shared slack channel

More ways to work with external partners

In addition to working with external partners in Shared Channels you can also add guests to your Slack workspace by inviting them as single-channel or multi-channel guests.

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