How to View All Channels in a Slack Team: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Learn to navigate and view all channels in a Slack team with this step-by-step guide.

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May 25, 2023
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Navigating Slack channels can sometimes be overwhelming, especially in larger organizations with many channels. If you're looking to find out if a particular Slack channel exists before creating a new one, or if you just want to explore what channels are available, Slack provides features that make this quite straightforward. Here's a detailed guide on how to view all channels in a Slack team.


  • Slack Account: You'll need to be a member of the Slack team where you want to view the channels.


Viewing All Channels on Desktop and Mobile

Click or Tap on "Channels" in the Sidebar

  1. Open Slack: Start by launching the Slack app on your desktop or mobile device.
  2. Locate the Sidebar: On the left-hand side of the Slack interface, you'll see a sidebar with various options like 'Threads', 'Mentions & Reactions', and 'Drafts'.
  3. Find "Channels": In the same sidebar, look for the word 'Channels'.
  4. Click or Tap: Click (if you're on a desktop) or tap (if you're on a mobile device) on the word 'Channels'.

Using CMD/Ctrl+K Menu

Alternatively, you can also use Slack's CMD/Ctrl+K menu to navigate between channels.

  1. Press CMD/Ctrl+K: This will bring up a quick navigation menu.
  2. Type to Search: You can then type in the name of the channel you are looking for, and Slack will display it in the dropdown list.

Advanced Features

Filter and Search

  • Type to Filter: Once you've clicked 'Channels', a list of all available channels will appear. You can start typing to filter through the channels, making it easier to find the one you're looking for.
  • Additional Filters: Slack also allows you to filter channels by criteria like creation date and number of members. This can be useful for more targeted searches.

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