How To Archive Slack Channel

With the exponential growth of digital communication in the workplace, managing the influx of information can be a daunting task. One tool that has become indispensable for modern teams is Slack. However, as these digital conversations evolve, we might need to archive some Slack channels to keep our workspace tidy and focused. In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps to archive Slack channels seamlessly.

Why Archive Slack Channels?

Archiving Slack channels helps to reduce clutter in your workspace by removing inactive or unnecessary channels from your sight, but still preserving their history for future reference. This can be particularly useful when a project has been completed, when a temporary team disbands, or when a topic is no longer relevant. It’s a great way to keep your Slack workspace organized and focused on current tasks.

How to Archive a Slack Channel

Follow the steps below to archive a Slack channel. Please note, you need to have the necessary permissions to manage a channel.

  1. Open Slack and navigate to the channel you want to archive.
  2. Click on the channel name at the top of your screen to open the channel details pane.
  3. Select the “More” option, which can be found next to the channel’s name. A drop-down menu will appear.

    More option next to channel's name

  4. Select “Archive this channel.” You will be prompted to confirm your decision.
  5. Click on “Yes, archive this channel” to complete the process. The channel will be removed from your list, but its history will remain accessible.

How to Unarchive a Slack Channel

If you wish to unarchive a Slack channel at a later date, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. Click on the “Channels” option in your Slack workspace sidebar.
  2. In the search bar, type in the name of the channel you want to unarchive and select it from the dropdown list.
  3. Click on the “Unarchive Channel” prompt that appears in the message field.
  4. A dialogue box will appear. Click on “Unarchive Channel.”


Archiving channels in Slack is a great way to keep your workspace tidy and your team focused on current tasks. With the ability to unarchive channels, you’ll never lose important information while keeping your workspace clutter-free.

Please remember that you need adequate permissions to manage a channel. If you don’t have them, contact your Workspace Admin for support.