Remove someone from a channel

Did you know you can remove members from public and private channels? Here are some details to keep in mind:

  • All members except guests can access messages and files in public channels.
  • Members lose access to messages and files when removed from private channels. They'll need an invitation to re-join.
  • Guests lose access to messages and files when removed from a channel. They'll need an invitation to re-join any public or private channel.
  • Members can't leave the #general channel. However, if you've invited a guest, you can remove them.


Remove someone from a channel

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  1. 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. The member will receive a Slackbot message letting them know.

TipUse the slash command /removethen the member’s name, for faster removal.

  1. Click the channel you'd like to remove the member from.
  2. Type /remove then the member's name in the message field.
  3. Tap Send to finish
  1. Click the channel you'd like to remove the member from.
  2. Type /remove then the member's name in the message field.
  3. Tap the   paper plane icon to finish.
  1. Click the channel you'd like to remove the member from.
  2. Type /remove then the member's name in the message field.
  3. Tap the   paper plane icon to finish.

Note: Workspace Owners can set channel management preferences to pick who can remove members from channels. 

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

Who can use this feature?
  • By default, 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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