Deactivate your Slack account

Ready to leave a workspace for good? You can deactivate your account at any time. If you're a member of multiple workspaces, you'll have a separate account for each one that must be deactivated individually. 

Deactivating your account won't delete messages and files you've added to a workspace. If allowed by your Workspace Owners and Admins, you can delete your messages or files before deactivating your account.

Note: don't see the option to deactivate your account? You're the Primary Owner, so you'll need to first transfer primary ownership to someone else before you can deactivate your account.

Deactivate your account

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Profile & account from the menu.
  3. Click the  More actions icon, then choose Open account settings.
  4. Scroll to Deactivate account, then click Deactivate your account.
  5. Tick the box next to Deactivate your account. If you’ve installed apps in the workspace, we’ll let you know those might be disabled. Workspace owners will be able to manage and re-enable them.
  6. Click Deactivate account.
  7. Enter your password, then click Confirm password.

    Your account will be deactivated immediately. If you'd like to return to this workspace in the future, a Workspace Owner or Admin will need to reactivate your account.

No option to deactivate? You’re the workspace primary owner, so you’ll first need to transfer ownership. Once you’ve done so, you’ll have the option to deactivate your account.

Delete your profile information

To delete your profile information, contact a workspace primary owner after deactivating your account. Workspace primary owners can contact Slack on your behalf to have your profile information removed. 

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