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 🔍
To start, open Slack and find Donut under the "Apps" section of the left sidebar menu.
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.
Join existing Donut Channels
Clicking the 🚪 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 → Join channel.
Browse our ready-made templates
Click the 🔍 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:
View the frequency of your Intros and Watercooler channels
Edit Celebrations preferences.
Visit the Donut Dashboard
View previous Donut Intros (and more)
Take a stroll down memory lane by clicking 📅 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 💌 Compliments.
Edit your Donut settings ⚙️
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 🕘 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 🎉 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 firstname.lastname@example.org