Transfer primary ownership

If you’re the Primary Owner of a workspace or Enterprise Grid org, you can choose to transfer ownership to another member. Whether you’re leaving your current company, or just want to change your role in Slack, use the steps below to complete a transfer.

How do transfers work?

  • You must be the Primary Owner to transfer ownership of a workspace or org.
  • You can only transfer ownership to an existing member.
  • If you’d like to leave your workspace, you must transfer primary ownership before deactivating your account.

Note: Transferring ownership happens immediately and can't be undone. If needed, the new Primary Owner can transfer a workspace or org back to you.

How to transfer ownership

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Enterprise Grid plan

The Workspace Primary Owner has full administrative control over a single workspace. This person alone can delete a workspace, promote and demote other Workspace Owners and Admins, and transfer primary ownership to someone else.


If you’re the Primary Owner of a workspace, use the steps below to transfer ownership to another member:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration, then Manage members from the menu.
  3. Click the  three dots icon to the right of the Workspace Primary Owner's (your) account.
  4. Click Transfer ownership.
  5. Select a new Workspace Primary Owner.
  6. Enter your password to confirm the transfer.
  7. Click Transfer Workspace Ownership.

    The transfer will happen right away, and your role will change from Workspace Primary Owner to Workspace Owner.

Within an Enterprise Grid org, there are two types of primary ownership: a Primary Owner of the whole organization, and the Primary Owners of individual connected workspaces. Depending on your ownership level, use either the workspace level or org level steps below.


Workspace level

The Workspace Primary Owner has full administrative control over a single workspace. This person alone can delete a workspace, promote and demote other Workspace Owners and Admins, and transfer primary ownership to someone else.


If you’re the Primary Owner of a workspace, use the steps below to transfer ownership to another member:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration, then Manage members from the menu.
  3. Click the  three dots icon to the right of the Workspace Primary Owner's (your) account.
  4. Click Transfer ownership.
  5. Select a new Workspace Primary Owner.
  6. Enter your password to confirm the transfer.
  7. Click Transfer Workspace Ownership.

    The transfer will happen right away, and your role will change from Workspace Primary Owner to Workspace Owner.

Org level

The Org Primary Owner manages an entire Slack Enterprise Grid org and each connected workspace. This person can change other Org Owners’ roles and remove their access to the Admin Dashboard.


If you’re the Org Primary Owner and you’d like to transfer ownership to another member, we can help:

  1. Use this form to send us a note.
  2. Make sure to include the new Org Primary Owner’s email address.

    Our team will get in touch as soon as possible with the next steps.

Tip: Get an overview of all Slack roles and their permissions: see what's available for a single workspace or for an Enterprise Grid org.

Who can use this feature?
  • The Workspace Primary Owner or Org Primary Owner can transfer ownership.
  • Available on free and paid plans.

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