Adjust channel management permissions

Workspace Owners or Org Owners can choose who's allowed to create channelsarchive channels, and remove members from channels they're a part of.

Note: On the Enterprise Grid plan, Org Owners can also choose who can rename channels.

Manage who can create channels or remove members

Free, Pro, and Business+ plans

Enterprise Grid plan

Workspace Owners can manage who can create channels or remove members from channels they’re a part of. Here's how:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the sidebar.
  2. Hover over Tools & settings, then select Workspace settings.
  3. Select the Permissions tab.
  4. Next to Channel Management, click Expand.
  5. From the menus, choose who can create channels and remove members from channels.
  6. Select Save.

Org level

Org Owners can manage who can create channels or remove members from channels they’re a part of. Here's how:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the sidebar.
  2. Hover over Tools & settings, then select Organization settings.
  3. Choose Settings in the left column, then select Organization policies.
  4. Select Permissions.
  5. Next to Channel Management Restrictions, click Expand.
  6. Set who can create channels and remove other members from channels.
  7. Choose Save Policy, then Confirm Policy.

Workspace level

If permitted by org settings, Workspace Owners can choose who can create channels or remove members from channels they're a part of for their workspace:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the sidebar.
  2. Hover over Tools & settings, then select Workspace settings. (If you manage more than one workspace, choose one from the drop-down menu.)
  3. Select the Permissions tab.
  4. Next to Channel Management, choose Expand.
  5. From the menus, choose who can create channels and remove members from channels.
  6. Select Save.


Manage who can archive or unarchive channels

Free, Pro, and Business+ plans

Enterprise Grid plan

Workspace Owners can manage who can archive or unarchive channels. Here's how:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Hover over Tools & settings, then select Workspace settings.
  3. Below Administration in the left sidebar, select Manage permissions. If you don’t see the left sidebar, choose  Menu in the top-left corner to find it.
  4. Select Account Types.
  5. Choose the   three dots icon next to the permission you'd like to adjust, then select Edit permission.
  6. Choose who can archive or unarchive channels, then select Save.

Note: Permissions set at the org level will override workspace-level settings.

Org level

Org Owners can choose who can archive or unarchive channels in their organization. Here's how:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Hover over Tools & settings, then select, Organization settings.
  3. Choose People, then select Manage permissions.
  4. Select Account Types.
  5. Choose the   three dots icon next to the permission you'd like to adjust, then select Edit permission.
  6. Choose who can archive or unarchive channels. If you’d like, select whether individual workspaces can edit this setting.
  7. When you’re ready, select Save.

Workspace level

If permitted by org settings, Workspace Owners can choose who can archive or unarchive channels in their individual workspace. Here's how:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Hover over Tools & settings, then select Workspace settings. (If you manage more than one workspace, choose one from the drop-down menu.)
  3. Below Administration in the left sidebar, select Manage permissions. If you don’t see the left sidebar, choose  Menu in the top-left corner to find it.
  4. Select Account Types.
  5. Choose the   three dots icon next to the permission you'd like to adjust and select Edit permission.
  6. Choose who can archive or unarchive channels, then select Save.

Tip: The Workspace Primary Owner (Business+ plan) and Org Primary Owner (Enterprise Grid plan) can give owners and admins permission to use channel management tools, allowing them to create channels, archive channels and more from a central dashboard.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners and Org Owners
  • Available on all plans