Leave a channel

Who can use this feature?
  • All members and Guests can use this feature. 
  • Available to teams on free and paid plans.

Just as you can freely browse and join channels, you can also choose to leave them, or come and go as needed. 

Desktop

iOS

Android

Windows Phone

  1. Click the gear icon  to open the Channel Settings menu.
  2. Select Leave channel. Or, use the slash command /leave.
  1. Tap the channel name on the header to view the channel details menu.
  2. Tap Leave ChannelOr, use the slash command /leave.
  1. Tap the channel name on the header to view the channel details menu.
  2. Tap Leave. Using the slash command /leave works, too! 
  1. Tap the  Menu icon in the top right to open the channel list.
  2. Tap the channel you’d like to leave.
  3. Tap the channel name on the header to view the channel details menu.
  4. Tap Leave. Or, try the slash command /leave.

Note: You can leave any channel except #general. This is your one common channel where important information can be shared with all team members. (Keep in mind that #general may have been renamed.)

 

Leave a private channel

If you leave a private channel, you will lose access to the channel and its archives. The channel's messages and files will no longer appear in your search results. To rejoin a private channel, someone in that channel must re-invite you.

Guest accounts

When a Multi-Channel Guest leaves a channel, they must be invited back to it — they cannot rejoin it on their own.