Edit or delete messages

Mistkaes Mistakes happen, and in Slack, they're easy to correct. By default, it's possible to edit and delete the messages you send.

Note: These options can be restricted by a Team Owner via the Permissions tab in Team Settings. The ability to edit and delete messages may be turned off altogether, or limited to a timeframe once the message is sent.


Edit your message

Desktop

iOS

Android

Windows Phone

  1. Hover over the message you’d like to edit.
  2. Click the Show message actions icon.  
  3. Click Edit message.

Tip: You can also use the ⬆️  up arrow key to quickly edit your last message when using Slack on your desktop. (This is a default setting — check your Preferences to turn it on or off.)

  1. Long press on the message you’d like to edit.
  2. Tap Edit Message and make your changes.
  3. Tap Save to finish.
  1. Long press on the message you’d like to edit.
  2. Tap Edit and make your changes.
  3. Tap Save to finish.
  1. Long press on the message you’d like to edit.
  2. Tap Edit to update your message.
  3. Tap Save to finish.


Delete a message

Desktop

iOS

Android

Windows Phone

  1. Hover over the message you’d like to delete.
  2. Click the Show message actions icon.  
  3. Click Delete message.

Tip: You can also quickly delete your most recent message from your keyboard: Press the ⬆️  up arrow key, delete the text, and hit Enter. Click Yes, delete this message (or just hit Enter again) to confirm. ✨

  1. Long press on the message you’d like to delete.
  2. Tap Delete Message.
  3. Tap Confirm, then Yes to confirm.
  1. Long press on the message you’d like to delete.
  2. Tap Delete.
  3. Tap Delete again to confirm.
  1. Long press on the message you’d like to delete.
  2. Tap Delete.
  3. Tap Yes to confirm.

Note: It's not currently possible to bulk delete your messages. Repeat the steps above for each message you wish to delete.


Edit your file comment

Desktop

iOS

Android

Windows Phone

  1. Hover over the file with the comment you'd like to edit.
  2. Click the Add Comment button to expand all comments in the right info pane.
  3. Hover over a comment, then click the  gear icon
  4. Click Edit comment.
  1. Choose an uploaded file.
  2. Tap the comment icon at the bottom.
  3. Long press on the comment you’d like to edit, then tap Edit Comment. 
  1. Choose an uploaded file.
  2. Tap the comment icon in the top right.
  3. Long press on the comment you’d like to edit, then tap Edit Comment.
  4. Tap the check mark to confirm.
We're sorry, but it's not currently possible to edit a file comment on a Windows Phone. Stay tuned for updates!


Delete a file comment

Desktop

iOS

Android

Windows Phone

  1. Hover over the file with the comment you'd like to delete.
  2. Click the Add Comment button to expand all comments in the right info pane.
  3. Hover over a comment, then click the  gear icon
  4. Click Delete comment. 
  1. Choose an uploaded file.
  2. Tap the comment icon at the bottom.
  3. Long press on the comment you’d like to delete, then tap Delete Comment.
  4. Tap Yes, Delete the Message.
  1. Choose an uploaded file.
  2. Tap the comment icon.
  3. Long press on the comment you’d like to delete, then tap Delete.
  4. Tap Delete again to confirm.
We're sorry, but it's not currently possible to delete a file comment on a Windows Phone. Stay tuned for updates!


Manage team messages

Owners and Admins can individually delete messages from any sender in a public or private channel, as long the Owner or Admin is a member of the channel. They can also mass delete messages from Message Archives

 

Who can use this feature?
  • By default, all members except for Guests can use this feature.
  • Available to teams on free and paid plans.

Related Articles

Recently Viewed Articles