Manage members' ability to create, archive, and remove members from channels

Owners of a workspace or Enterprise Grid organization can choose who's allowed to create channelsarchive channels, and remove members from channels they're a part of.


Adjust channel management permissions

Free, Standard, and Plus plans

Enterprise Grid plan

Workspace Owners can set channel management preferences. Here's how:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Workspace settings.
  3. Click the Permissions tab.
  4. Next to Channel Management, click Expand.
  5. From the menus, choose who can create, archive, and remove members from channels.
  6. Click Save to finish.

Note: Any channel management preferences set at the org level will override workspace-level settings.

Org level

Org Owners can set a channel management policy for an entire org:

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

Workspace level

If Org Owners haven't set a channel management org policy, Workspace Owners can set channel management preferences for their workspace. Here's how:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Workspace settings.
  3. Click the Permissions tab.
  4. Next to Channel Management, click Expand.
  5. From the menus, choose who can create, archive, and remove members from channels.
  6. Click Save to finish.

Tip: The Workspace Primary Owner (Plus) and Org Primary Owner (Enterprise Grid) 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
  • Free, Standard, Plus, and Enterprise Grid plans