How To Slack More Than One Person

Are you having trouble sending messages to multiple individuals on Slack? Maybe you want to include more than one person in a conversation, but are unsure about the most efficient method to do so. Don’t worry, this blog post will guide you on how to effectively communicate with multiple individuals on Slack. Let’s begin!

Creating a Group Message

The first and most straightforward method to communicate with multiple people on Slack is to create a Group Message. A Group Message allows you to have a private chat with up to eight other people. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

  1. Click on the plus (+) sign near the Direct Messages on your sidebar.
  2. In the new window that pops up, select the names of the people you want to add to the group message.
  3. Click on the ‘Go’ button to start your group message.

Creating a Channel

A more effective way to communicate with multiple people, especially if you are working on a specific project or task, is to create a Channel. This way, you can have all the related conversations, files, and people in one place. To create a public or private channel, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the plus (+) sign near the Channels on your sidebar.
  2. Choose between creating a Public Channel that everyone in your workspace can join, or a Private Channel that will only be open to invited members.
  3. Give your channel a name and a description, then invite people to join (for a private channel)
  4. Click on the ‘Create Channel’ button to finalize your channel.

Tagging People in a Message

If you are already in a channel or a group message and want to get the attention of specific members, you can do so by tagging them in a message. To tag someone in Slack, you type @username in your message. They will receive a notification, and your message will be highlighted for them.

To mention multiple people in a single message, simply add multiple @usernames in your text. You can also mention everyone in a channel by using @channel, or mention all members of your team with @everyone.


As you can see, Slack offers several ways to communicate with more than one person at a time, from creating group messages and channels to tagging individuals in your posts. With these techniques, you can ensure that your team stays connected and that important messages don’t get lost in the shuffle. Happy Slacking!