How To Unsubscribe From Slack Channel

In this article, I’m going to show you how to unsubscribe from a Slack channel. As someone who uses Slack frequently, I know how crucial it is to manage your channel subscriptions to maintain an organized and uncluttered workspace.

First, let me emphasize that unsubscribing from a channel does not mean leaving the workspace. It simply means that you will no longer receive notifications from that particular channel. This can be useful if you find yourself getting overwhelmed with notifications or if you no longer need to actively participate in a specific channel.

To unsubscribe from a Slack channel, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Slack and navigate to the channel

Launch the Slack app or open it in your web browser. Locate the channel you wish to unsubscribe from in the sidebar or through the search bar. Click on the channel to open it.

Step 2: Access channel settings

In the top-right corner of the channel window, click on the gear icon to access the channel settings. This will open a dropdown menu with various options.

Step 3: Choose “Channel Details”

From the dropdown menu, select “Channel Details.” This will open a new window displaying the details and settings for the channel.

Step 4: Click on “Leave Channel”

In the channel details window, scroll down until you see the “Leave Channel” button. Click on this button to initiate the process of unsubscribing from the channel.

At this point, Slack will prompt you with a confirmation message asking if you are sure you want to leave the channel. Take a moment to ensure that you have selected the correct channel, as unsubscribing cannot be undone. If you are certain, click on “Leave Channel” to proceed.

After unsubscribing from the channel, you will no longer receive notifications for new messages or activities in that channel. However, you can still access the channel at any time by searching for it or navigating to it through the sidebar.

It is worth mentioning that if you are the only member in a private channel and you decide to unsubscribe, that channel will be deleted.


Unsubscribing from a Slack channel is a simple process that can help you maintain a clutter-free workspace and reduce unnecessary notifications. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily unsubscribe from any channel in your Slack workspace. Remember to think twice before leaving a channel, as unsubscribing is permanent. Happy Slack-ing!