How To Delete A Slack Channel

Slack is a fantastic tool for team collaboration. It offers features such as instant messaging, file sharing, and, most notably, channels. Channels are where the bulk of communication takes place in Slack. But what happens when a channel becomes obsolete or unnecessary? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to delete a Slack channel.

Step 1: Open the Channel

Start by opening the channel that you wish to delete. You can do this by clicking on the channel’s name in the left-hand sidebar of your Slack workspace.

Step 2: Check the Channel’s Information

Once inside the channel, click on the channel’s name at the top to display its information. This is an important step because you can only delete channels for which you have administrative privileges. If you do not have these privileges, you will need to request them from an admin or Workspace Owner.

Step 3: Click on ‘More’

In the channel’s information panel, you will see a “More” option. Click on this to display a dropdown menu with additional options.

Step 4: Select ‘Additional Options’

In the dropdown menu, select the ‘Additional options’ link. This will open a new menu with several other options, including the option to delete the channel.

Step 5: Delete the Channel

Finally, in the ‘Additional options’ menu, select ‘Delete this channel.’ You will be asked to confirm this action. Please note that deleting a channel will permanently remove all of its messages and files, so ensure you have saved any important information before proceeding with this step.

Note: If you do not see the ‘Delete this channel’ option, you may not have the appropriate permissions to delete the channel. In this case, contact your workspace’s admin or Workspace Owner for further assistance.


Deleting a Slack channel is a simple process, but it’s important to do so carefully to avoid losing any important data. It’s also important to remember that only users with the correct permissions can delete channels, so you may need to request these from an admin or Workspace Owner if necessary.

We hope this guide has been helpful in showing you how to delete a Slack channel. For more tips and tricks on using Slack, stay tuned!