How to remove people from your Slack channel

Published: November 16, 2022

Updated: November 16, 2022

By Alle Ceambur in Slack

How to remove people from your Slack channel

This is how to quickly remove someone from your Slack channel.

What is a Slack channel?

Most companies put all their people into a single Slack workspace for easy management. But some companies have various #channels within a workspace to organize their content and discussions by different topics or departments.

Here are some examples of Slack channels in a workspace:

  • Project channel (#projectX)
  • Team channel (#teamAspire)
  • Location-specific channel (#officenyc)
  • Department channel (#sales, #marketing)

As a Slack community manager, you can create channels, invite other people to join and remove people from them.

How to remove people from a Slack channel?

A few things to note before removing people from a Slack channel:

  • Slack discussions are organized into #channels
  • You must be the group owner or the administrator to remove someone from a Slack channel
  • Removing someone from a Slack channel is not the same as removing someone from a workplace (the later requires you to deactivate that member’s account)

Here’s how to remove people from a Slack channel if you are the group admin

  1. Open Slack and click on a channel (eg: #projects)
  2. Right-click to open the menu and select “View channel details”

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  1. Click on “Members” to view a list of people in the channel

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  1. Select the name of a person you want to remove from your channel

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  1. Click “Remove from channel”

  2. Confirm your decision “Yes, remove them”

Done! This is how you remove a person from a Slack channel.

Channels are important for keeping your Slack workplace organized. But it’s also important to know the different ways to add and remove people from a Slack channel so that speeds up collaboration.

Did you find this article helpful? Check out these 8 Slack Community Moderation Tips to help you grow a successful community!