How To Make A Slack Channel Private

Today, we will be discussing how to make a Slack channel private, ensuring that your team’s communications remain confidential and secure. This feature is particularly useful for discussions that involve sensitive information, or when you want to create a space for more focused conversations.

Before we proceed, it’s important to note that only workspace owners and admins have the authority to change a channel’s privacy settings.

Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Slack Channel Private

Step 1: Open the Channel Settings

Navigate to the Slack channel you wish to make private. On the top, click on the channel name to bring up the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Access the ‘Change to Private’ Option

In the drop-down menu, click on ‘Additional options’. A new window will pop up with several options. Find and click on the ‘Change to Private’ option. This is how it should look:

    Additional options > Change to Private

Step 3: Confirm Your Action

A dialog box will appear confirming your decision to change the channel to private. Click on ‘Change to Private’ again to confirm.


Keep in mind, once you make a channel private, you can’t revert it back to a public channel. Make sure to think this through before finalizing your decision.


And there you have it! You’ve successfully made your Slack channel private. This will allow you and your team to have private conversations without the worry of unwanted eyes. Always remember to use this feature wisely and respect everyone’s privacy in a workspace.