Slack has quickly become an essential tool in modern workplace communication, offering teams an efficient and user-friendly platform to collaborate. However, on occasion, you may find the need to remove a member from your Slack workspace or channel. This could be because they’ve left the team, or their role has changed and they no longer require access.
In this blog post, we’ll guide you on how to remove someone from Slack, whether it’s from a specific channel or from the entire workspace. Note that this action can only be performed by workspace owners and admins.
Removing Someone from a Slack Channel
To remove a user from a specific Slack channel, follow these steps:
- Open the Slack application and navigate to the channel from which you want to remove the user.
- Click on the channel name at the top of the screen. This will open a dropdown menu.
- Click on ‘Member List’ or ‘People’ in the dropdown menu. This will open a sidebar showing all the current members of the channel.
- Find the name of the person you want to remove, click on the three dots next to their name, and select ‘Remove from Channel’.
Removing Someone from a Slack Workspace
To remove a user from the entire Slack workspace, the process is slightly different:
- Open the Slack application and click on your workspace name in the top left corner.
- From the dropdown menu, select ‘Settings & Administration’, then ‘Manage Members’.
- This will open a list of all the members in your workspace. Find the name of the person you want to remove.
- Click on the three dots next to their name and select ‘Remove from workspace’.
- You’ll be asked to confirm this action, as removing a member will delete their account and all associated data. If you’re sure, click ‘Yes, remove them’.
Note: If you want to deactivate an account without removing all the user’s data, use the ‘Deactivate account’ option instead of ‘Remove from workspace’.
That’s it! You’ve successfully removed someone from your Slack channel or workspace. Keep in mind that these actions cannot be undone, so always double-check before removing someone.