How To Leave A Slack Group Chat

Slack is a powerful tool for team collaboration. However, with multiple conversations happening simultaneously, it can sometimes become overwhelming. One way to manage this is by leaving unnecessary group chats. In this guide, we’ll be outlining the steps you need to take to leave a Slack group chat.

Step One: Open the Group Chat

The first step is to open the group chat you wish to leave. To do this, navigate to the left-hand side of the Slack interface and click on the channel name.

Step Two: Click on the Channel Name

Once you’re in the group chat, click on the channel name at the top of the screen. This will open a dropdown menu with several options.

Step Three: Select ‘Leave Channel’

In the dropdown menu, you should see an option that says ‘Leave Channel’. Click on this to leave the group chat.

Note for Private Channels and Direct Messages

If you’re trying to leave a private channel or direct message, the process is slightly different. Instead of clicking on the channel name and selecting ‘Leave Channel’, you need to click on the name of the private channel or direct message, and then click on the ‘gear’ icon to open the settings. In the settings, there will be an option to ‘Leave’.

Step Four: Confirm Your Decision

After clicking ‘Leave Channel’, a popup will appear asking you to confirm your decision. Click ‘Yes’ to confirm and you will be removed from the group chat.

What Happens If You Leave a Group Chat?

When you leave a group chat on Slack, you will no longer receive any new messages or notifications from that chat. However, you will still be able to view the chat history up to the point when you left. If you want to rejoin the chat in the future, you can do so by clicking on the ‘+Channels’ button on the left-hand side of the Slack interface and selecting the group chat from the list.


Leaving unnecessary group chats can help to reduce noise and make your Slack interface more manageable. Follow the steps outlined in this guide to easily leave any Slack group chat.