Add internal app collaborators

When a member of your organization develops an internal app for your workspace, they can add collaborators to help manage the app’s settings and App Directory listings. If an app is impacted after the original member who installed the app is deactivated, you can add a collaborator to re-install the app and make sure it keeps working.

What to expect

  • Existing collaborators can add additional collaborators from the list of apps they manage.
  • When all an internal app's collaborators are deactivated, owners (or other members with permission to manage apps) will need to add themselves as a collaborator to reinstall it.

Note: App collaborators can manage an app’s settings in Slack, but access to underlying app code needs to be granted through the hosting platform.

 

Add yourself as a collaborator

Business+ plan

Enterprise Grid plan

Note: On the Business+ plan, you can only add yourself as a collaborator to an internal app if a request to export data from all channels and conversations has been approved for your workspace.

Workspace Owners and other members with permission to manage apps can add themselves as collaborators to internal apps:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Manage apps to open the Slack App Directory.
  3. Click Internal Apps in the left column.
  4. Locate the app you’d like to add a collaborator to in the list. To view current collaborators, click the number in the Collaborators column.
  5. Click the  three dots icon next to the app name, select Add myself as a collaborator, then click Add myself.

Org Owners, Workspace Owners and other members with permission to manage apps can add themselves as collaborators to internal apps:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Manage apps to open the Slack App Directory.
  3. Click Internal Apps in the left column.
  4. Locate the app you’d like to add a collaborator to in the list. To view current collaborators, click the number in the Collaborators column.
  5. Click the  three dots icon next to the app name, select Add myself as a collaborator, then click Add myself.
  6. The app will now appear in the list of apps you manage. To add additional collaborators and/or reinstall the app, select the app then choose Collaborators or Install App.

Tip: To keep your workspace secure, make sure to be selective with who you add as an app collaborator.

 

Reinstall the app

Once you've added yourself as a collaborator, the app will appear in the list of apps you manage. Read on to learn how to reinstall the app.

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Manage apps to open the Slack App Directory.
  3. Click Build in the top right corner to access the list of apps you manage.
  4. Select the app you’d like to reinstall from the list, then click Install to Workspace.
  5. Click Allow to complete the installation.

Note: App collaborators are not granted access to underlying app code or hosting platforms.

Who can use this feature?
  • Org Owners, Workspace Owners and members who collaborate on apps
  • Available on Business+ and Enterprise Grid plans

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