Are you new to Slack and not sure what channels are designed for? Think of a channel as a place where communication barriers do not exist and you and your teammates can instantly share messages, tools, and files.
There are two types of Slack channels: public and private. Public channels are open for all members. However, if you need to share confidential information, you can create a private channel and invite-only certain people.
Creating a Slack channel takes less than a minute. If you do not know how to do it, follow the steps below:
Step #1: Click the plus icon next to Channels.
Step #2: Enter a channel name and add description. Make it either public or private. When you are ready, click Create and invite others to the channel by typing their names.
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