Remove someone from a channel

Workspace Owners and Admins can remove people from public and private channels. They can also allow other members to do so too. If you're a member and you don't see the option to remove someone, reach out to a Workspace Owner or Admin for help. 

 

Understand channel access

  Members Guests
Can be Removed from the #general channel  
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: Channel invitations are instant but if you change your mind, removing them is just as easy.  


Manage channel members

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iOS

Android

Windows Phone

The fastest way to remove someone from a channel is to use the slash command /remove, then the member’s name.

  1. Next to the search field, click the  Show Channel Details icon at the top of the channel.
  2. In the Members list, click the person you'd like to remove.
  3. Select Remove from #channel.
  4. Click Yes, remove them to confirm. Slackbot will notify the member that they’ve been removed.
  1. Tap the channel you'd like to remove the member from.
  2. In the message field, type /remove, then the member’s name.
  3. Tap Send to finish.
  1. Tap the channel you'd like to remove the member from.
  2. In the message field, type /remove, then the member’s name.
  3. Tap the   paper plane icon to finish.
  1. Tap the channel you'd like to remove the member from.
  2. In the message field, type /remove, then the member’s name.
  3. Tap the   paper plane icon to finish.

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

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners and Admins can remove members from channels. Members can remove others from private channels by default.
  • Available on free and paid plans. 

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