How to Add Someone to a Channel in Slack

Have you ever wanted to add your teammates to a channel so you can talk to them all in one place? Channels are a great way to organize your team into groups, but sometimes you want to speak to all members at once.

An example of when this is useful is sharing customer feedback within a group – that is when you want to ensure that everyone in the company is part of that channel. You can add everyone to the same Slack channel with just a few steps.

How to add someone to a Slack channel

On a computer

First, let’s take a look at how to add someone new to a Slack Channel.

  1. Go to Slack and open your workspace by clicking Launch Slack.

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    Launch Slack workspace.
  2. Click Use Slack in your browser to proceed to your workspace using a web browser.

    Slack redirects to a desktop app or use a web browser _ Slack
    Launch the workspace in your browser.
  3. Select the channel you want to invite people.

    Slack _ Select the channel
    Select the channel to add new members.
  4. Click on the people icon on the top right channel window.

    Slack _ Select on the people icon
    Click on the people icon.
  5. Select Add people to invite new members to your channel.

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    Click on add people icon to add new members.
  6. To invite people already in your workspace, type in their name, check the radio box next to their name then select Add.

    Slack _ Type in member name
    Add workspace members to a new channel.
  7. To add new members to your channel, type in their Slack email addresses separated by a comma. You can add as many people as you like. After that, click Add.

    Slack _ invite people by email
    Enter the members’ email addresses separated by a comma.
  8. Next, select if the people you’re adding are your coworkers or from another company. Then click Next.

    Slack _ select if invitees are coworkers or from another company
    Select if invitees are coworkers or from another company.
  9. Slack will ask for your permission to send invitations to new members. Click Send Invitation.

    Slack _Grant Slack permission to send invitations
    Grant Slack permission to send invitations.
  10. Slack will notify you that they have sent the invitations to the members. Click Done to complete.
    Slack _ Channel Invitations have been sent, Click done
    Slack confirms sending the channel Invitations.

    11. New members will appear in the “Direct Messages” section or are shown as new people icons in the top right corner of the channel window.

    Slack _ The new added members will appear under direct messages
    New added members are available below “Direct messages.”

On Android or iPhone

To add people to a Slack channel on Android or iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Slack app and log in to your Slack account.

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    Log in to your Slack account.
  2. Launch your workspace and from the channel list, select the channel you would like to add new members.

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    Select the channel to add new members.
  3. Tap on the channel name to open the channel. Then select Add people to invite new members.

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    Tap on the add people icon to invite new members.
  4. To invite people already in the workspace, type in their name and check the box next to their name. Then, select Add on the top right corner to ask them into the workspace.

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    Check the box next to names to add them.
  5. To add new members to the channel, type in their Slack email addresses separated by a comma. Also, check the box next to the email. After that, click Add. You can add as many people as you like.

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    Type in new members’ emails.
  6. Slack will confirm sending the invitation. Click Done.

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    Channel invitation confirmation.
  7. To view the newly invited members, go to the channel and click on Add people icon.

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    Slack channel invited members.

How to invite people into the Slack channel using Channel Tools

Channel Tools makes it simple to add numerous users to a Slack channel at once. It also allows you to export all channel members into a CSV file.

How to set up Channel Tools in a Slack channel

    1. Click on the drop-down icon next to your workspace name.

      Slack _ workspace name drop-down
      Click the drop-down next to the workspace name.
    2. Head over to Settings & administration.

      Slack _ click the drop-down icon to expand workspace settings
      Scroll down to Slack settings.
    3. Click Manage apps to add a new app.

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      Select Manage apps.
    4. In the search bar on the next page, type in “Channel Tools” and select the corresponding app.

      Slack _ Search for Channel Tools and select it
      Search for Channel Tools app in the search bar.
    5. Click Add to Slack.

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      Add Channel Tools to Slack.
    6. Grant Channel Tools permission to access your workspace by clicking Allow.

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      Grant Channel Tools permission to access Slack.
    7. Slack will redirect you to Channel Tools. Click open this link in your browser.

      Slack is Redirecting to Channel Tools _ Tech Observatory Slack
      Slack redirects to Channel Tools.
    1. To enable Channel Tools to add new members, you need to give it access to your channel. Type
      /invite @Channel Tools

      in the message section.

  1. Click on the paper plane icon to send the message. Channel Tools now has permission to import or export people into the channel.

    Slack _ add Channel Tools to all channels
    Add Channel Tools to a channel with a command.

How to use Channel Tools to add all members of Slack workspace to a new channel

  1. Select the channel you would like to import people to.

    Slack _ open the channel to add new members
    Select the channel to add new members.
  2. Type in the command
    /invite_all

    to add all the workspace members to your channel in the message section. Then, click on the paper plane icon to send the message.

    Slack _ add Channel Tools to all channels
    Invite all members in the workspace to a specific channel using the/invite_all command.
  3. Confirm you are inviting all workspace members to your channel by selecting Yes, invite all members.

    Slack _ confirm to invite all workspace members
    Confirm the invitation to the new channel.
  4. Choose if you want to add workspace bot users to your channel by selecting Yes or No.

    Slack _ Pick if you would like to add bots to the channel
    Invite bots into the channel.
  5. Channel Tools will confirm inviting all the workspace members to your channel. Click Done.

    Slack _ All members have been added to the channel
    Complete adding the new members.

How to add members of one Slack channel to another channel

  1. If you want to import members from an old channel into a new channel, type
    /invite_channel #old_channel

    in your new channel message section. Then, send the message.

    Slack _ inviting members of one channel to another one (1)
    Invite members from one Slack channel to another Slack channel.
  2. Next, grant Channel Tools access to import new members from another channel by clicking Yes, invite all members.

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    Grant Channel Tools access to import members from another channel.
  3. Channel Tools will confirm importing members from the old channel to the new one. Click Done to complete the import.

    Slack _ click Done to complete the invitation
    Complete the invitation.
  4. The newly invited member will now be available on a new channel.

    Slack _ Members importation was successful
    Successful members import.

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