Free trials in Slack

You may have been invited to a free trial of Slack’s Standard plan. It comes packed with perks like access to your entire message history, unlimited apps and custom integrations, single- and multi-channel guest accounts, and group video calls. You can find a full list of features at

If you think the Standard plan is for you after starting your free trial, you can upgrade at any time. Just head to


End of the trial: if you upgrade

Once your free trial expires, we’ll use any credit balance on your account before we begin billing you.

You can find full details about your credits and their expiry dates at

Note: Credits received in connection with your free Slack account expire within 180 days of accrual, so please put them to good use!


Credits and annual subscriptions

Credits work the same no matter which plan you're on. If you subscribe annually, the credits will be deducted from the already-discounted annual price.

Downgrade to the Free plan

If you add your billing information, then change your mind before the free trial ends, you’ll return to the Free plan when the trial expires. To learn more, visit Change your plan.

If you downgrade after the end of the trial, our Terms of Service apply. You can cancel at any time, and no further payments will be taken, but we do not refund payments already made.


End of the trial: if you don’t upgrade

If your free trial ends and you choose not to upgrade, you'll be right back where you are now, on the Free plan:

  • You'll still be able to search and read your workspace's 10,000 most recent messages.
  • You'll be limited to 10 apps or custom integrations.
  • You’ll no longer be able to invite Single-Channel or Multi-Channel Guests. (Any existing guest accounts will be deactivated, but you can re-activate them as regular members.)

Custom data retention settings after the free trial

Warning: Anything deleted via a custom data retention policy set during the free trial is permanently gone — that's the point of the feature!

After the free trial, you'll return to our standard data retention policy on the Free plan. All messages are retained indefinitely, though you'll only be able to search and read the 10,000 most recent.

Curious to try out Slack's Standard plan? Workspace Owners currently on Free plans can drop us a line at, and someone from our team will be happy to help.

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