Hello People. This article is about how to use Slack as a teamwork tool. As you know, Slack contains channels. You can create a different channel for each of your purpose. Channel contains all the people, messages and files related to a topic in one place.
In short, Slack is basically a messaging app. Teams and workplaces can be use Slack across multiple devices and platforms. You’re able to upload and share files with your groups too. You can also integrate with other apps and services and you can control almost every setting.
Slack is mostly free of cost to use. However you’ll only be able to browse and search your team’s 10,000 most recent messages, and you’ll be limited to 5GB of file storage and 10 apps or custom integrations. As of now, there are three pricing tiers available: Free, Standard ($8 or £5.25 a month billed monthly), and Plus ($15 or £9.75 a month billed monthly). A fourth tier, called Enterprise Grid, has special pricing for corporates.
How to start using Slack?
If you are an administrator of a team, please follow these steps:
- Go to Slack’s website and enter your email address to sign up
- Choose a name for your Slack team
- Edit the URL to your Slack team
- Choose a username for yourself
- Enter emails of associates you’d like to invite to join your Slack team
- Your Slack team chat will then load in a browser window
Click on your username or the drop-down arrow next to the Slack team name to access a settings menu. From here you can adjust your preferences (themes for the sidebar, messages, emoji style, and more), view your profile and account, access a Help/Feedback page, get Slack apps (more on that later), and set yourself to away.
If you’re an administrator, you can also access team settings, billing, etc. Team members will only see options to access app integrations, customise slack, and jump to team directory.