How To Remove Someone From Slack Channel

Slack has become a vital communication tool for teams, whether they are in the same office or scattered across the globe. One of the primary features of Slack is the ability to create channels for different discussions, keeping messages and files organized and easily searchable. However, there may be times when you need to remove someone from a Slack channel. This guide will walk you through the process.

Before You Begin

Before you can remove someone from a Slack channel, you need to have the right permissions. In other words, you must be a Workspace Owner or Workspace Admin, or you must be a channel owner if the channel is private. Keep in mind that you cannot remove anyone from the general channel or from channels they’ve created themselves.

Removing Someone from a Slack Channel: Step-by-Step

Assuming you have the necessary permissions, here’s how to remove someone from a Slack channel:

  1. Open Slack and navigate to the channel from which you want to remove someone.
  2. In the top right of the screen, click on the channel name to open the Channel Details pane.
  3. Scroll down to the list of channel members and locate the member you want to remove.
  4. Hover your cursor over their name. An actions button (three vertical dots) should appear.
  5. Click the actions button and select Remove from #channel_name.
  6. A confirmation message will appear. Click Remove to confirm.
// This is what the action button looks like
Actions Button: ...
// Select this option to remove someone from the channel
Remove Option: Remove from #channel_name
// Click this to confirm the removal
Confirmation Button: Remove

And there you have it. Follow these steps, and you can remove anyone from a Slack channel as long as you have the proper permissions.


Managing a Slack channel effectively includes knowing how to add, manage, and remove members. By understanding how to remove someone from a Slack channel, you can better handle your team’s communication and collaboration needs. Remember, though, to use this feature judiciously and with respect for all team members.