How to Start a Slack Huddle

Slack is a great tool for teams to communicate with each other and stay up-to-date on projects. One of the features of Slack Pro is the huddle function, which is designed to help teams have quick conversations after meetings or to communicate in a more casual way within a channel. In this post, we will explore how to use this function and whether it can be useful for you and your team.

To start a huddle, you need to be inside of a channel in Slack. In the bottom left-hand corner, you will notice a radio icon with the channel name. Click on it and move between channels until you find the one you want to use for your huddle. Once you’re in the channel, you can start a huddle by clicking on the radio icon again. You can also use a shortcut to start a huddle.

When you start a huddle, your microphone will turn on, and you’ll see a screen sharing option in the middle of the screen. You can share your entire screen or a specific window that you have open. You can also invite others to join the huddle. One of the great features of the huddle function is the ability to see captions. Click on “more options” and turn on captions to get a live transcription of the conversation. This is helpful if you want to follow the conversation without necessarily joining in or if you want to keep up with the conversation while muted.

In the bottom left-hand corner, you’ll see that you’re currently only in the huddle, but more people can join. You can mute yourself at any time, and to leave the huddle, click on “exit” and follow the prompt. You’ll know you’re not in a huddle when the radio icon is unchecked.

The huddle function is a great way to have quick conversations with your team without jumping into a full-blown meeting. It’s the equivalent of tapping someone on the shoulder to ask a question. You’ll get an indication of who is in the huddle, and there’s an indication in the top right-hand corner of whether you’re in a current huddle.

In conclusion, the huddle function can be a helpful tool for teams on Slack to communicate quickly and easily. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know in the comments below.