Deactivate your Slack account

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

If you'd like to remove yourself from a Slack workspace permanently, you can deactivate your account. If you're a member of more than one workspace, you'll have to deactivate each account 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. From your desktop, sign in to the appropriate workspace 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 workspace in the future, a Workspace Administrator will need to re-enable your account. 

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

For Primary Owners

Every Slack workspace must have an active Primary Owner. A Primary Owner will not be able to deactivate their individual account until after they transfer ownership of the workspace. Alternatively, you may wish to delete your Slack workspace.

Delete a Slack workspace

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

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