How to Make a Slack Channel Public

Slack workspace users can set up public channels on desktop or mobile apps. This article demonstrates how to create a public channel in Slack.

Things to keep in mind

  1. All workspace users can create a public channel by default. Contact your workspace owner or admin if you cannot create the channel.
  2. Users with the paid plan can invite people outside their organization.
  3. In Slack, each channel name should be different from one another.

Create a public Slack channel on the computer

  1. Go to Slack and open your workspace.

    Launch Slack workspace.
    Select the workspace you would like to use.
  2. To create a new channel, go to “Channels” and click on + channel. After that, click Create a channel.

    Choose to create a new channel.
    Choose to create a new channel.
  3. Enter the new channel’s name and attributes. To add people outside your organization to the channel, click on the box before “Share outside [your workspace.].” Finally, select Create.

    Add channel description.
    Add the Channel details.
  4. Slack gives you two options for adding members to the new public channel. You can add specific or all workspace users to the new channel. Learn more about adding members to a channel here. Finally, click on Add.

    Add members to channel.
    Add members to the channel.
  5. Slack set up a public channel.

    A new public channel
    A new public channel.

Create a public Slack channel on iPhone

  1. Launch the Slack app.
  2. Below “Channels,” select +Add channel. From the pop-up, tap on Create Channel.

    Create a new channel.
    Create a new channel.
  3. Add the channel name and description. Don’t toggle the bar next to Make private since you are creating a public channel. To share the channels with people outside your organization, check the box next to Share this channel. After that, tap on Create.

    Add channel details.
    Channel details and settings.
  4. Select the members you want to add to the channel (you can check Add Everyone), then click Add.

    Add members to the public channel
    Add members to the public channel.
  5. Slack creates a new public channel.

    Slack creates new channel.
    Slack creates a new channel.

Create a public Slack channel on Android

  1. Open the Slack app.
  2. Click on + Add channel below “Channels.”

    Add new Slack channel
    Add a new Slack channel.
  3. Click on the plus icon (+) on the bottom right to create a new channel on the new page.

    Add a new public Slack channel
    Add a new public Slack channel.
  4. Add the channel name. Then, click Create.

    Add channel details.
    Add channel details.
  5. Under “Add people,” tick the box next to the workspace member’s name, then click Add.

    Add people to new channel
    Add people to a new channel.
  6. Tap on Skip if you want to add members later.

    Add members later.
    Add members later.
  7. Slack creates a new public channel.

    Slack creates new public channel.
    Slack creates a new public channel.

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