By default, allmembers and Multi-Channel Guests, can use this feature.
Available to teams on free and paid plans.
Group direct messages are great for making quick decisions or checking in with your teammates.
When these conversations turn into longer-term discussions — or when you need to invite more than 9 people to the conversation — you can easily convert your group DM to a private channel.
Keep in mind: Any member of a private channel can invite another team member to join. When new members are invited to a private channel, there is an option to retain message history. Choosing this option allows the new member to view your original group DMs.
Converting a group DM to a private channel
Click the gear icon to open the Conversation Settings menu.
Select Convert to private channel.
Click Yes, continue to confirm.
Enter a name for the new channel.
When you're ready, click Convert to a private channel.
All members of the group DM will be notified about the conversion by a Slackbot message:
Note: Only team members with permission to create a private channel will be able to move a group DM conversation to a private channel.
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