A channel is where team members can organize their discussions into several threads that pertain to a specific team, project or topic of conversation. You have the flexibility to organize your channels in a way that makes sense for your organization. Read on for more details on channels.
Why use Channels?
- Channels keep team’s conversations organized and grouped together around related topics.
- Channels keep your company’s communication easily searchable, sortable and recognizable by title.
- Channels allow different teams to have their own dedicated space to converse and get work done.
- Channels can be color coded so that several channels can be easily grouped together as they would be with various projects for one team.
- Channels allow you to keep casual conversations (messages) separate from work conversations (threads).
- Channels allow you to manage teams at a glance.
Use Channels to:
- Enable greater teamwork as teams can see each other’s threads.
- Create a lounge channel for casual discussion.
- Create team channels for your various divisions.
- Create short lived channels for specific targeted projects.
- Keep your teams working on several projects at once by sorting various team channels by color
- Build a channel for a team event.
- Keep a channel for weekly updates.
- Centralize all your knowledge around a team or project.
Every Twist team has a default channel, which your team can use for whatever purpose suits you best. At Doist, we call our general channel the #Doist Lounge and use it for company news and team-wide good times. Read more about general channels and general messages.
What does a Channel look like?
Below, we see a screenshot of a thread with some of the terminology.
- Channel title
- Number of members
- Public/private channel
- Mark as read button
- Channel options icon
- List of threads in channel