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Collaborate in teams and channels
Collaborate in teams and channels

Work in channels

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Channels are where team conversations happen:

  • Standard channels are available to all team members.

  • Private channels are for specific people who have been invited to them.

Hold a meeting in a channel

  1. Select Calendar > New meeting > Add channel > choose a channel from the list.

  2. Add details.

  3. Select Send.

  4. If you want to join an ongoing channel meeting, select Join on the meeting.

Work with messages in a channel

Team members post messages and replies under the Posts tab in a channel. You can: 

  • Select Select to like an item. next to a message to show you liked it.

  • Select More options (...) > Edit to edit a message.

  • Select More options (...) > Delete to delete it.

Start a new conversation and get someone's attention in a channel

To create a post in a channel, select New conversation. When you're working on your post, you can:

  • Type Select to start an "at mention." in front of a team member's name to include them in the conversation.

  • Type Select to start an "at mention." in front of a team or channel name to include the entire team or channel.

    Note: You can only @mention a team or channel if your admin has enabled it.

See where you've been mentioned

  • Look for the red circle on the left next to different channel names to see the number of times your name has been mentioned in a conversation. 

Co-edit a file and view channel info

Collaborate with your teammates in a channel:

  • Attach a file to your message.

  • Comment and edit the file with your team.

  • Open the right-hand pane to:

    • Add new members.

    • See current members.

    • View apps.

Pin and unpin a channel

Pin a channel to your teams list for quick access.

  • On the channel you want, select More options (...) > Pin.

  • To unpin it, select More options (...) > Unpin.

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