Create a channel

Twist channels are a great place to have conversations related to a team, project or specific topic. For example, you could have channels like Customer Service team, Rebranding project, or Design inspiration. Read more about how to organize your channels here.

Read What is a channel? to learn everything you need to know about channels.

So if you’re starting a new project or you’re onboarding a brand new team to Twist, you’ll want to create a new channel for your members. Here’s how.

  1. Open the Threads tab.
  2. In the channels list, click the + to the right of the Channels.
  3. Click Create Channel.
  4. Write the channel name in the text field.
  5. Choose your channel color by clicking the colored dot.
  6. Select your channel’s privacy by clicking either Public or Private.
  7. Add team members by typing out the names of member(s) or group(s) into the Add Members field.
  8. Click Create in the bottom right.
  9. Your channel has been created, and you can add members using the instructions here.
  1. Open the threads tab.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the channel list and tap Add channel.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and click Add Channel.
  4. Tap Create in the top right.
  5. Select whether your channel will be public or private with the Make channel public selector.
  6. Type your channel name.
  7. Tap the colored dot to select a channel color.
  8. Tap OK in the bottom right.
  9. Your channel has been created, and you can add members using the instructions here.
  1. Open the threads tab.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and click Add Channel.
  3. Tap + in the top right.
  4. Type your channel name.
  5. Tap the colored dot to select a channel color.
  6. Select whether your channel will be public or private with the Public selector.
  7. Tap Members.
  8. Tap + in the top right.
  9. Select Import User to invite individuals, or Import Users From Group to invite a group of people.
  10. Scroll to find the user or group you would like to invite. A checkmark will appear beside their name.
  11. When you have selected all the users or groups you’d like to invite, tap Save in the top right.
  12. Tap the back arrow in the top left.
  13. Tap Save in the top right.
  14. Your channel has been created, and you can add members using the instructions here.

FAQs

Q: If I create a public channel, will every team member be invited?

No. When you create a public channel you choose which team members to invite to the channel. Those invited team members are now channel followers who can create threads, read threads and be invited to any thread in the channel. Other team members can see your channel and join it if they would like.