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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.
Who can use this feature?
By default, allmembers and Multi-Channel Guests, can use this feature.
Available to teams on free and paid plans.
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