Collaborate within channels
Channels are where you connect, collaborate, and communicate with your team about various topics or projects. Use channels to organize conversations across different topics. Sending messages, replying to messages, and participating in conversation threads are important ways to keep conversations active with your team.
You’re added to default channels automatically
Everyone who joins a Mattermost workspace is automatically added to two default channels: Town Square and Off-Topic. See our Channel Types documentation for details.
Town Square is great for your team-wide communications, such as announcements.
Off-Topic is great for fun, social, non-work-related conversations.
Learn more about collaborating within Mattermost channels:
Channel types - Learn more about the types of channels available in Mattermost.
Channel naming conventions - Learn why channel names are important.
Communicate a channel’s focus and scope - Learn how to communicate a channel’s scope and focus.
Browse channels - Browse all available public channels you can join, and all channels you’re a member of.
Join and leave channels - Learn how to start or stop being a channel member.
Make calls in Mattermost - Learn how to start, join, and attend calls in Mattermost, as well as screen share.
Navigate between channels - Learn how to navigate between channels.
Create channels - Create channels to organize discussion by topic, project, or focus.
Rename a channel - Rename channels to make them more discoverable.
Convert public channels to private channels - Learn how to convert channel access and visibility.
Convert group messages to private channels - Learn how to convert group messages to private channels.
Manage channel members - Add and remove users from channels.
Mark channels as favorites - Mark commonly visited channels as favorites.
Mark channels as unread - Mark channels unread to return to messages later.
Archive and unarchive channels - Keep the number of available channels manageable.