Edit or delete messages

Mistkaes Mistakes sometimes happen. Fortunately, members can edit and delete the messages they send in Slack (if allowed by Workspace Owners and Admins). Workspace Owners can also delete messages in public channels and private channels they've joined.

Before getting started


Edit a message

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Hover over the message you’d like to edit.
  2. Click the  More actions icon.
  3. Click Edit message.
  4. Select Save Changes to finish.

Tip: Use Cmd (Mac) or Ctrl (Windows/Linux) to quickly edit your last message. (Turn this off or on from the Advanced section of your Preferences.)

  1. Tap and hold on the message you’d like to edit.
  2. Tap Edit Message and make your changes.
  3. Tap Save to finish.
  1. Tap and hold on the message you’d like to edit.
  2. Tap Edit and make your changes.
  3. Tap the   check mark icon to finish.


Delete a message

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Hover over the message you’d like to delete.
  2. Click the  More actions icon.
  3. Click Delete message.
  4. Select Delete to confirm.

Tip: Delete your most recent message with Cmd (Mac) or Ctrl (Windows/Linux): delete the text, hit Enter, then Delete to confirm.

  1. Tap and hold on the message you’d like to delete.
  2. Tap Delete Message.
  3. Tap Yes, Delete the Message to confirm.
  1. Tap and hold on the message you’d like to delete.
  2. Tap Delete message.
  3. Tap Delete again to confirm.

Note: While you can't bulk delete, Workspace Owners can set a retention policy to automatically delete messages after a certain amount of time. (Available on the Standard, Plus, and Enterprise Grid plans.)

Who can use this feature?
  • All members (default)
  • Free, Standard, Plus, and Enterprise Grid plans

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