How To Leave A Slack Conversation

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Implementing a simple process, this blog post will assist you in learning how to exit a conversation on Slack for a variety of reasons. It is a valuable tool for promoting teamwork and communication within the workplace, yet there may be instances where you wish to leave a channel. By doing so, you can eliminate distractions and concentrate on more pertinent matters.

Leaving a Slack Channel

To leave a Slack channel, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Slack workspace and navigate to the channel you want to leave.
  2. Click on the channel name at the top of the window. This will open a dropdown menu.
  3. In the dropdown menu, click on More, and then choose Leave Channel.
  4. A confirmation dialog box will appear. Click on the Yes, leave channel button.

Your screen should look something like this:

An example of leaving a Slack channel

Leaving a Direct Message Conversation

To leave a Direct Message (DM) conversation in Slack, the steps are slightly different:

  1. Find the DM conversation you want to leave on the sidebar, and right-click on it.
  2. From the dropdown menu, click on Close conversation.

Note: Closing a DM conversation will remove it from your sidebar, but it won’t delete the conversation history. You can always find your old conversations by searching for them.

Leaving conversations when they’re no longer necessary will help you maintain a tidy workspace and ensure that you’re not overwhelmed with information. Remember, you can always rejoin a channel or reopen a DM conversation if you need to in the future.


Now you know how to leave a Slack conversation, whether it’s a channel or a direct message. Don’t let unnecessary channels or conversations clutter your workspace; use these steps to leave them and keep your focus on what’s important. Remember, Slack is a tool designed to increase productivity, so use it in a way that best suits your needs. Happy Slacking!