How To Make A Slack Channel Public

Slack is a widely-used communication platform where teams can collaborate in real-time. Many businesses use Slack to streamline their communication and ensure everyone is on the same page. One of the common features of Slack is the ability to create channels for different topics or teams. These channels can be made either private or public. In this blog post, we will guide you on how to make a Slack channel public.

What is a Public Slack Channel?

A public Slack channel is a channel that is open to all members of the workspace. Unlike private channels, public channels can be found in the channel search and anyone in the workspace can join without an invitation. This is an excellent way to facilitate open discussions and transparency within your team.

How to Make a Slack Channel Public

The process of making a Slack channel public is straightforward. Before proceeding, please note that only workspace owners and admins, or the person who originally created the channel, can convert a private channel to a public one.

Step 1: Open the Channel Settings

Navigate to the channel you want to make public. Click on the channel name at the top of the screen, then select Settings from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Select “Change to a public channel”

Once you’re in the settings menu, find and select the option that says “Change to a public channel”.

Step 3: Confirm the change

A prompt will appear asking you to confirm that you want to change the channel to public. Click “Change to Public” to confirm your decision. Remember, once a channel is made public, it cannot be changed back to private.

And there you have it! Your Slack channel is now public. It’s as simple as that.


Slack channels are a great way to keep your team organized and focused. Making a channel public can help foster open communication and collaboration within your team. Do remember, though, public channels are just that—public. Be sure not to share any sensitive information in these channels. Happy Slacking!