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 team name to open the Team Menu.
  2. Select Team settings.
  3. Scroll down to the Join & Leave Messages section and click expand.
  4. Uncheck the box next to Display join and leave messages.  
  5. Click Save.
  1. Click your team name to open the Team Menu.
  2. Select Team settings.
  3. Scroll down to the Join & Leave Messages section and click expand.
  4. Check the box next to Display join and leave messages. Join and leave messages will be shown in all 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?
  • Team Owners and Admins can access this feature. 
  • Available to teams on FreeStandard, and Plus plans.

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