The ins and outs of working in channels

9 blog posts to help you break into a new, more collaborative way of working

Start using Slack channels
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When your team starts using Slack, your work moves into channels. Each of these is a single place for a group to share messages, tools and files, and come together to make key decisions.

If you’re just warming up to channels, or looking for new ways to get more from them, dive into the curated collection of blog posts below.

Getting started: Tips for setting up your channels

Channels in Slack can be organized by team, project, office location, individual sales accounts or anything else relevant to you. Use the articles below as inspiration for how you might begin to create your own.

A beginner’s guide to working in channels

Get to know the spaces inside your Slack workspace, and learn how to create channels that encourage collaboration

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How to use Slack channels to organize your work
Use Slack to sort your work life

Best practices for setting up your workspace’s channels, including when to create new ones and how to name them

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6 ways that channels can transform your work

A closer look at what you can do with one of Slack’s fundamental features

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Level up: Productive ways to work in channels

More channels in your Slack workspace doesn’t mean more work, particularly if you keep them on topic and organized. Here are a few lessons for bringing more types of work into Slack—and keeping conversation orderly as your channels grow.

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5 Slack channels you didn’t know you needed

The beauty of channels is how they can break down communication barriers across an entire organization. Here are a handful that can do just that

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How to collaborate in sizable channels

Tips for thoughtfully working with large groups in Slack—and minimizing distractions in the process

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Run triage in Slack

Set up and manage your own system to prioritize inbound requests, inside a channel

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Slack on Slack: How our teams use channels

Not surprisingly, nearly all our work at Slack happens in Slack, and we’re always learning how to best set up a workspace for particular jobs or teams. The posts below highlight a few of our lessons learned.

How we use channels to support our customers

A deep dive into the channels, workflows and integrations our Customer Experience team relies on day in and day out

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Streamline internal communications

Keeping everyone in the know at a growing company is a tall task. Our internal comms team shares tips for simplifying that work in Slack

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Our managers share their channels tips

Be more accessible, transparent and supportive with these tried-and-true tips

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Slack is the collaboration hub, where the right people are always in the loop and key information is always at their fingertips. Teamwork in Slack happens in channels — searchable conversations that keep work organized and teams better connected.