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 are channels? to learn everything you need to know about channels.
If you are a guest, you unfortunately won't be able to create a channel. You can learn more about how guests work in Twist here.

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 + icon to the right of Channels.
  3. Click New Channel.
  4. Type the channel name.
  5. Choose the channel color by clicking the color dot.
  6. (Optional) Write a description for your channel.
  7. Select if you want your channel to be Public or Private.
  8. Add team members by typing their name in the search field.
  9. Click Create in the bottom-right.
  1. Open the Threads tab.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the channel list and tap Add channel.
  3. Tap Create a new channel or tap the + icon in the top-right corner.
  4. Type your channel name.
  5. (Optional) Write a description for your channel.
  6. Tap the colored dot to select a channel color.
  7. Select if you want your channel to be Public or Private.
  8. (Optional) Add members to your channel. You can also add members after you've created your channel by following these guidelines.
  9. Tap Create in the top-right cornerYour channel has been created. 
  1. Open the Threads tab.
  2. In the channels list, tap the + icon to the right of Channels.
  3. Tap the + icon in the top-right corner.
  4. Type the channel name.
  5. Tap the colored dot to select a channel color.
  6. (Optional) Write a description for your channel.
  7. Select whether your channel will be public or private with the Privacy selector.
  8. Tap Next in the top-right corner.
  9. Select which people you would like to add by tapping their name. A checkmark will appear beside their name.
  10. When you have selected all the users or groups you’d like to invite, tap Create in the top-right.

FAQ

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

A: 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.