Delete a channel

To permanently remove a channel and all its messages from a workspace, Workspace Owners and Admins can delete it.

Keep in mind

Tips: If you don't want to permanently delete a channel, consider archiving it instead to preserve its message history. 

 

Delete a channel

Warning: Deleting a channel is permanent. Proceed with care.

  1. From your desktop, open the channel you want to delete. You must join the channel if you haven't already.
  2. Click the  gear icon to open the Channel Settings menu.
  3. Select Additional options, then Delete this channel.
  4. Check the box next to Yes, permanently delete this channel, then click Delete Channel.

Note: If you don't see the option to delete a channel, contact a Workspace Owner or Admin for help.

 

Delete an archived channel

Archived channels remain part of your workspace, but they're not open for new activity. To delete an archived channel, you'll need to unarchive it first.

  1. From your desktop, open the channel browser. Click Channels in the left sidebar or type  Shift L on Mac or Ctrl Shift L on Windows.
  2. Click Show: All channels, then Archived channels from the menu.
  3. Click on the channel you’d like to delete. The channel will open.
  4. Click the  gear icon to open the Channel Settings menu.
  5. Click Unarchive #channelname to unarchive the channel.
  6. Click the  gear icon to open the Channel Settings menu.
  7. Select Additional options, then Delete this channel.
  8. Check the box next to Yes, permanently delete this channel, then click Delete Channel.
Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners and Workspace Admins
  • FreeStandardPlus, and Enterprise Grid

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