Deactivate your Slack account

Note: If you’re the Primary Owner of the team, you’ll need to transfer team ownership before you can deactivate your individual account. Alternatively, you may wish to delete your Slack team.

If you'd like remove yourself from a Slack team permanently, you can deactivate your account. If you're a member of multiple teams, you'll have to deactivate your accounts on each team individually.

Deactivating your account does not remove the messages or files you've posted. If you'd like to delete content, be sure to do so before you deactivate your account.


How to deactivate your account

  1. Sign in to the appropriate team and visit
  2. Scroll down to the Deactivate account section.
  3. Click Deactivate your account.
  4. On the confirmation page, click Yes, deactivate my account. This change will take effect immediately.

If you want to return to this Slack team in the future, a Team Administrator will need to re-enable your account. 

Note: Deactivating an account removes your access to the Slack team associated with that account, but it does not delete your profile or content.

For Primary Owners

Every Slack team must have an active Primary Owner. If you are the Primary Owner of a Slack team, you will not be able to deactivate your individual account unless you first transfer ownership of the team. Alternatively, you may wish to delete your Slack team.

Delete a Slack team

To delete an entire team, rather than a single account, please follow the instructions in Delete a Slack team instead. You must be the Primary Owner of a team to delete it.

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