Set who can make announcements

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

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

 

Manage announcement permissions

Workspace Owners can update permissions to let certain members make announcements.

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration, then Workspace settings from the menu.
  3. Click Permissions.
  4. Next to Messaging, click Expand.
  5. Set who can use @here, @everyone, @channel, and post messages in your #general channel.
  6. Click Save to finish.

Note: Keep in mind that permissions for who can use @here and @channel are workspace-wide and can't be applied to a single channel.


@channel and @everyone warnings

Both Workspace Owners and Admins can set when to show a warning message when using @channel or @everyone mentions to make an announcement.

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  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration, then Workspace settings from the menu.
  3. Click Permissions.
  4. Next to Messaging, click Expand.
  5. Choose when to show a warning when using @channel or @everyone.
  6. Click Save to finish.

 

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

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