Slack: Share a Channel with Another U-M Slack Workspace / Multi-Workspace Channels

Environment

U-M Slack

Issue

I want to share a Slack channel in one of my U-M Slack workspaces with members of another U-M Slack workspace. How do I do this?

Resolution

A Workspace Admin of the workspace in which the channel currently resides should complete a request in the Slack at U-M request form to request that the channel be shared with another U-M Slack workspace.

  • If you want to connect a channel(s) between more than two workspaces, submit an additional form request for each additional workspace
  • If you want to connect more than one channel between two workspaces, submit one form request and state which channels
    • You do not need to submit an additional form request for each channel

Limitations

  • Both workspaces must be in U-M Slack
  • The channel will have the same privacy setting (public or private) in all places where it resides
    • A channel cannot be public in one workspace and private in another
  • If sharing to a workspace other than Maize & Blue, you must either:
    • Be a Workspace Admin of both workspaces (the originating and the one to which you're sharing) or
    • Provide the uniqname of a Workspace Admin of the second workspace who will be contacted by ITS to provide their authorization to have the channel shared to their workspace after you complete the form
  • Public channels cannot be shared with the Maize & Blue workspace; only private channels can be shared with Maize & Blue
    • If you have a public channel you want to share with Maize & Blue, your options are to make the channel private, choose a different workspace with which to connect or create your own new workspace to put the channel.
  • You cannot share the #general channel of one workspace with another due to its special status as a required channel in the workspace
    • Re-naming the #general channel of a workspace will not alter whether it can be shared
  • Neither Channel Managers nor Workspace Admins can rename multi-workspace channels. If you need to rename one, you will need to submit a request to the ITS Service Center, as only Org Admins can change the name for you.

Additional Information

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.

Details

Article ID: 7573
Created
Thu 3/24/22 4:12 PM
Modified
Wed 2/21/24 6:34 PM

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