Set who can make announcements

By default, all members have the ability to use special @mentions and 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. Team_Menu.png
  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.


@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. Team_Menu.png
  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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