Set announcement permissions for your workspace

By default, all members have the ability to use special @mentions and the #general channel to get the attention of several members at once. There are a few ways people can make an announcement in Slack:

  • Use @here to notify everyone in a channel with an active status
  • Use @channel to alert all members of a channel
  • Use @everyone to ping every member of your workspace
  • Post a message in the #general channel 

To keep your workspace organized and less noisy, Workspace Owners and Admins can change these messaging permissions to allow only certain members to make workspace announcements.


Manage announcement permissions

To change who can make announcements, open Slack on your desktop:

  1. Click your workspace name in the top left to open the menu. Team_Menu.png
  2. Select Workspace settings.
  3. Click the Permissions tab.
  4. Next to Messaging, click expand.
  5. Set who can use @everyone and @channel, and who can post to your #general channel.
  6. Click Save to finish.


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

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