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Workspace Owners and Admins can delete any public channel, except for the #general channel — it'll always be a built-in part of your workspace. Deleting a public channel will remove it and all its contents from your workspace's archives.
Private channels can't be deleted, but they can be archived which will remove them from the list of active conversations in your Slack workspace.
Note: Not a workspace Owner or Admin? You’ll need to ask one for help to delete a channel, as members don’t have the option to do so.
Delete an active channel
An active channel can be found in the list of active conversations in your workspace.
Here's how to delete a channel:
Click the gear icon to open the Channel Settings menu.
Select Additional options.
Click Delete this channel.
To confirm, click Yes, delete this channel.
Warning: Once a channel has been deleted, it can't be restored. Proceed with care.
Delete an archived channel
An archived channel has been removed from the list of active conversations in your Slack workspace. The channel isn’t open for new activity, but the history is retained for easy browsing and searching. Here's how to delete one:
Click the CHANNELS header at the top of your list of channels.
Click Show: All channels and select Archived channels from the dropdown menu.
Select the channel you'd like to delete.
Click the gear icon, then select Delete #channelname.
Files will not be deleted
Deleting a channel will not delete the files that were shared in that channel, nor will it change the visibility of those files. Members of your workspace will still be able to see, access, and re-share files from deleted channels.