Remove someone from a channel

Whether you can remove people from channels in Slack depends on your workspace's settings. By default:

  • Workspace Owners and Admins can remove people from any public channel and private channels they've joined
  • Members can remove people from private channels they belong to

Workspace Owners and Admins can give members permission to remove people from public channels, as well. Guests will never see the option to remove members from channels.

Note: If you're a workspace member and don't have the option to remove someone, reach out to a Workspace Owner or Admin for help.


Understand channel access

  Members Guests
Can be removed from a public channel  ✓
Need an invite to re-join a public channel   ✓ 
Can be removed from a private channel  ✓
Need an invite to re-join a private channel  ✓
Can access messages and files in any public channel
(without joining)
 ✓  

Note: It isn’t possible to remove people from the #general channel.


Manage channel members

Desktop

iOS

Android

Using a slash command

The fastest way to remove someone from a channel is to use a slash command.

  1. Type /remove @member into the message input field of a channel.
  2. Press Enter or click Send.
  3. Click Yes, remove them.

From the member list

  1. Below the channel name, click the  View member list icon.
  2. From the members list in the right sidebar, find the person you want to remove and click on their name.
  3. Select Remove from #channel.
  4. Click Yes, remove them to confirm. Slackbot will notify the member they were removed.
  1. Tap the channel you'd like to remove the member from.
  2. In the message field, type /remove @member.
  3. Tap Send to finish.
  1. Tap the channel you'd like to remove the member from.
  2. In the message field, type /remove @member.
  3. Tap the   paper plane icon to finish.

Note: To remove someone from your workspace, visit Deactivate a member's account.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace OwnersAdmins, and members
  • FreeStandardPlus, and Enterprise Grid plans

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