Transfer primary ownership

The Primary Owner of a workspace or an organization has the highest level of permissions in Slack. You automatically become the Primary Owner when you create a new workspace or organization, but you can transfer ownership to another person if you'd like.

About the Primary Owner role:

  • Slack for Teams (Free, Standard, and Plus plans) 
    Workspace Primary Owners have the ability to promote members to Workspace Owner or Workspace Admin roles, and can also delete the workspace.
  • Slack Enterprise Grid
    Org Primary Owners hold the keys to the entire organization, including all of the individual workspaces connected to it. They can change an Org Owners role, remove access to the organization's Admin Dashboard. 

Use caution: Once you transfer ownership to another person, the change is immediate and you will not be able to undo the action (but they can transfer it back to you).

How to transfer ownership

Here's what to do if your responsibilities have changed or you'd like to transfer Primary Ownership to someone else:

Slack for Teams

Slack Enterprise Grid

Transfer primary ownership of a workspace: 
  1. Visit the Transfer Ownership page:
  2. Choose a member to become the new Workspace Primary Owner.
  3. Enter your Slack password to verify the transfer.
  4. Click Transfer Workspace Ownership.

Your permissions on the Slack workspace will immediately change to the Workspace Owner role

Transfer primary ownership of an organization:

If you'd like to transfer Org Primary Ownership to another person, we can help. Send a note to and tell us the email address of the person you'd like to transfer ownership to. 

Who can use this feature?
  • Only the Workspace Primary Owner or Org Primary Owner can access this feature.
  • Available on free and paid plans.

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