Permissions in Slack

Every member of a workspace has a role, each with its own level of permissions and access. Visit your About This Workspace page to see who's who, and use the tables below to explore specific permissions. 🏷


Messages and files

Read the tables below to see more of what each role can do!

✓ Available by default
✦ Only available if a Workspace Owner changes the default setting
✷ Only available to the Workspace Primary Owner

  Owner Admin Member Multi-Channel Single-Channel
Join any public channel    
Send messages in a channel
Upload files
Delete your own messages  ✷  ✷


Channel management

  Owner Admin Member Multi-Channel Single-Channel
Create a public channel*  ✓    
Create a shared channel  ✓       
Create a private shared channel  ✓       
Archive a channel    
Create a private channel*  
Make a public channel private      
Rename a channel**      
Delete a channel      
Set channel retention        
Set private channel retention  ✓     


** A channel creator can also rename the channel.


Notifications

  Owner Admin Member Multi-Channel Single-Channel
Make @channel and @here announcements   ✓
Make @everyone announcements   ✓    
Be added to user groups   ✓  ✓     
Manage or @mention user groups  ✓     
Set reminders for channels or members  ✓     


Workspace management

  Owner Admin Member Multi-Channel Single-Channel
Remove people from channels    
Remove people from private channels    
Invite Guests to a public channel  ✓      
Invite a Multi-Channel Guest to a private channel  ✓   ✓  ✓ ✓   
Invite a Single-Channel Guest to a private channel  ✓   ✓      
Delete other people's messages  ✓      
Invite new members  ✓    
Invite new Guest members  ✓      
Deactivate a member's account  ✓      
Promote a Workspace Admin*  ✓      
Demote a Workspace Admin*        
Promote a Workspace Owner*        
Demote a Workspace Owner*        


* The person won't be notified of the role change unless they're online at the time it occurs. 


Workspace settings

  Owner Admin Member Multi-Channel Single-Channel
Set default channels      
Set discovery and sign up        
Set name display guidelines        
Set workspace language        
Change workspace name/URL        
Reset all members' passwords        
Create and edit user groups ✷     


Administration

  Owner Admin Member Multi-Channel Single-Channel
View analytics and usage    
Change full & display names**      
Change an email address**  ✓   ✓       
Upgrade to a paid plan  ✓  ✓     
Change your workspace's plan***        
Add a payment method***  ✓        
View billing statements        
Choose authentication method  ✓       
Use Standard Export  ✓      
Use Corporate Export
(if eligible)
       
Transfer primary ownership        
Delete workspace        


** Available for paid plans.
*** Only Workspace Owners and the person who upgraded the workspace can make changes.


Apps & integrations

  Owner Admin Member Multi-Channel Single-Channel
Turn on Approved Apps        
Add apps and integrations    

Note: These permissions don't apply to bots. More information on bot users can be found on Slack API. 🤖

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