Remove someone from a channel

The option to remove a member from a channel is only available on Slack for desktop. Here's how to do it: 

  1. Click the  show details icon at the top of the channel, to open the details pane.
  2. In the Members list, click the person you'd like to remove.
  3. Select Remove from channel.

The member will immediately be removed from the channel and will get a Slackbot message letting them know. 

TipFor a speedier removal, try using the slash command /remove, followed by the member’s display name instead.

Note: Workspace Owners can limit who can remove members from channels by visiting the Workspace Settings page.

When removing people from channels, here are some details to keep in mind:

  • Workspace Owners and Admins and regular members will still have access to a public channel's history and files even if they're removed.
  • Members who are removed from a private channel won't be able to access the channel's archives or re-join unless they're re-invited.
  • Guests will immediately lose access to channel history and files when they are removed from a channel.
  • No one can be removed from the #general channel.
Who can use this feature?
  • By default, Workspace Owners and Workspace Admins can remove members from public channels. Members can also remove others from private channels by default.
  • Available on free and paid plans. 

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