Manage join and leave messages

In Slack, join and leave messages let other members know who is coming and going in a channel. 

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How join and leave messages work

When the preference to display all join and leave messages is turned off, here's how they work:

Messages are displayed 👀 

  • When someone is invited to join a channel.
  • When someone leaves a private channel.

Messages are not displayed 🙈 

  • When someone leaves a public channel.
  • When someone joins a public channel with more than 20 members or a private channel with more than 100 members

 

Smaller groups working together in Slack find these messages helpful. But some — particularly large groups of people working together — may prefer to have these messages hidden.


Change your preference

Hide messages

Show all messages

  1. Click your workspace name in the top left to open the menu.
    workspace_menu
  2. Select Workspace settings.
  3. Scroll down to the Join & Leave Messages section and click Expand.
  4. Uncheck Show a message when people join or leave channels.  
  5. Click Save.
  1. Click your workspace name in the top left to open the menu.
    workspace_menu
  2. Select Workspace settings.
  3. Scroll down to the Join & Leave Messages section and click Expand.
  4. Check Show a message when people join or leave channels
  5. Click Save.

Note: For those using Slack Enterprise Grid, you won’t see join or leave messages — the activity is simply too distracting for large groups.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners and Workspace Admins can access this feature. 
  • Available on free and paid plans.

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