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Find a channel
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Quick guide: Search on the desktop
Quick guide: Search in the app
Quick guide: Create on the desktop
Quick guide: Create in the app
Quick guide: delete

Would you like to work with channels in Slack? We'll show you how to create, find, or delete channels..

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Slack is a messenger that is specially designed for teamwork. In addition to private messages, channels, so-called channels, can also be created that are located on a separate server. Each channel has a different topic, such as "General", "Project XY" or something similar. There you can discuss your project and other matters with your team.

Find a channel

Finding a channel on a Slack server is very simple and doesn't take much time.

Desktop

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the brief instructions ..

1st step:

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Open Slack and click the " Channels " entry .

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Here you can now search for channels by entering a suitable keyword in the search field . You will then see the channels that you can join on this topic.

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Once you have selected a channel, click the " Join Channel " button . Note: You may not be able to join a channel if it is closed and you have not been invited. If you still want to join this channel, it is best to contact a moderator or the server owner. They can then invite you or add you directly.

App

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the brief instructions .

1st step:

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Open the Slack app on your smartphone and tap the Workspace icon in the top left .

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Now tap on the entry " Channels ".

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Then go to the magnifying glass icon in the top right to open the search bar.

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Here you can search for channels by entering a suitable keyword in the search field.

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Then select a channel and then tap " Join Channel " at the bottom .

Create a channel

Creating Slack channels is also done in no time..

Desktop

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the brief instructions .

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In Slack, click the plus to the left of the " Channels " entry .

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You can now give your channel a suitable name and, if necessary, add a description . You can also determine here whether the channel should be closed . So only new members can join when they receive an invitation. Click " Create " when you're done.

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You can then add members to your channel . These can be project partners or other people who, for example, do not yet use Slack. To add the latter, all you have to do is provide their email address . Then click " Done ".

App

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the brief instructions .

1st step:

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Open Slack on your smartphone and tap on the icon of your workspace in the upper left corner .

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Then tap on the entry " Channels ".

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Now go to the symbol with the plus at the bottom left .

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You can then define a suitable name for your channel and add a short description . You can also specify whether the channel should be public or whether other people can only join with an invitation. You can then add members. When you're done, tap Create .

Delete channel

You don't have to do much to delete a channel. However, deleting a channel is only available in the desktop version, not in the app. Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the brief instructions .

1st step:

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Select the channel that you want to delete. Then click the gear icon at the top . Here you can now select " Exit #name " in the menu . This will leave the channel, but will not delete its history and messages. To actually delete the channel, click on " Additional options ... " instead .

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Now select the entry " Delete this channel ".

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Now check the box next to " Yes, irrevocably delete this channel " and then click on the " Delete channel " button .

Quick guide: Search on the desktop

  1. Open Slack and click on the " Channels " entry on the left .
  2. You can then search for channels. Then select one and click " Join Channel " at the bottom .

Quick guide: Search in the app

  1. Open the app, tap the Workspace icon in the upper left corner, then select " Channels ".
  2. Now tap on the magnifying glass at the top right. You can then search for channels.
  3. Select a channel, then tap " Join Channel " at the bottom .

Quick guide: Create on the desktop

  1. In Slack, click the plus to the left of the " Channels " entry .
  2. Now enter a name and, if necessary, a description for the channel and click on " Create ".
  3. You can then add people from your workspace or invite new members to Slack by providing their email address.

Quick guide: Create in the app

  1. Open the app, tap the Workspace icon in the upper left corner, then select " Channels ".
  2. Then tap the plus in the lower right corner .
  3. Now give your channel a name and a suitable description and add members, if desired. Then tap on " Create ".

Quick guide: delete

  1. Select a channel on the left that you want to delete, then tap the gear icon in the upper right corner . Then select " Additional options ... ".
  2. Now click on " Delete Channel ". Then check the box next to " Yes, irrevocably delete this channel " and then click on " Delete channel ".

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