How to Find and Use Donut's Home Tab

Manage your Donut experience right from Slack using Donut's Home Tab.

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Written by Carrie Biggar
Updated over a week ago

The Home tab helps you quickly start, join, and manage your Donut channels and customize your settings and preferences - all within Slack.

Finding Donut's Home tab πŸ”

To start, open Slack and find Donut under the "Apps" section of the left sidebar menu.

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You can also find it by searching "Donut" in your Slack search bar. Once you select Donut go to the Home tab.

What can you do in Donut's Home tab?

Read below for more information about adjusting your settings and preferences for a customized Donut experience.

Start a new Donut Channel

You can easily create a new channel for your Slack workspace by hitting the 🍩 Start a Donut Channel button. This will take you to Donut's dashboard, where you can set up the channel in just a few steps.

This button allows you to create an Intros and Watercooler channel. We are currently working on adding Celebrations channels to this feature in the near future!

In the meantime, you can start a Celebrations channel from the Home tab by clicking the πŸ” Browse Templates button.

Join existing Donut Channels

Clicking the πŸšͺ Join Donut Channels button allows you to view all Intros, Watercooler, and Celebrations channels in your workspace. When applicable, the channel's settings and programs will be shown in the description.

To join a channel, click the buttons labeled Go to channel β†’ Join channel.

Browse our ready-made templates

Click the πŸ” Browse Templates button to discover solutions to building connections and boosting productivity. This will take you to Donut's dashboard, where you can browse our Ready-made Templates and set up a new channel for your team.

View and manage your Donut Channels

The #️⃣ My Donut Channels button will give you a quick overview of every Intros, Watercooler, and Celebrations channel you are a member of. You can also:

Visit the Donut Dashboard

Customize your team's Donut Channel settings, keep track of progress with reporting, and manage billing by clicking the 🌐 Visit the Donut Dashboard button.

View previous Donut Intros (and more)

Take a stroll down memory lane by clicking πŸ“… History and Compliments to see your past meetups. Plus, get a quick morale boost by reading the kind words you have sent and received with πŸ’Œ Compliments.

Edit your Donut settings βš™οΈ

Set working hours, birthday, work anniversary, and other personal preferences. ⬇️

Update your "Don't Pair Me With" list

If you'd like to prevent being matched with someone you work closely with and know well (like a manager or direct report), you can add them to your "Don't Pair Me With" list by clicking 🚫 Don't pair me with... Keep in mind that this is only for 1:1 matches - you may be matched with someone on this list as part of a group of 3 or more, depending on your team's Intro settings.

Set your working hours

Maintain calendar harmony and work-life balance by setting your working hours. If you use the Google Calendar integration, click πŸ•˜ Set my working hours and Donut will suggest meeting times within the hours you choose, in your Slack account's time zone.

Add and edit your Favorite Things

Share a little about yourself with your teammates, from your favorite foods and movies to hobbies and activities you enjoy with Donut's Favorite Things. Just click the button that says ⭐ My Favorite Things and answer a few quick questions about yourself. Your answers may even show up in future Watercooler topics!
​Manage your Celebrations Preferences
Clicking the πŸŽ‰ Celebrations Preferences button will allow you to add or edit your birthdate or work start date and control which channels you are celebrated in. Admins can also manage Celebrations at a higher level in the dashboard.

Need help? Just click the Intercom button in the bottom right corner of the screen and we'll get back to you soon. Or you can send us an email at

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