Set channel management preferences

Owners of a workspace or org can choose who's allowed to create and archive channels, plus remove other members from them.

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 Administration, then Workspace settings from the menu.
  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.

Workspace level

If Org Owners haven't set a channel management policy at the org level, 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 Administration, then Workspace settings from the menu.
  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.

Org level

Org Owners can set channel management preferences for the entire org:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration, then Organization settings from the menu.
  3. Choose Settings, then Organization policies. 
  4. Click Permissions.
  5. Select the  pencil icon next to Channel Management Restrictions.
  6. Set who can create, archive, and remove other members from channels.
  7. Choose Save Policy to finish.

Tip: Create guidelines for naming channels to help keep channels organized and establish how they should be used within your workspace.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners and Org Owners
  • Free, Standard, Plus, and Enterprise Grid plans

Owners of a workspace or Enterprise Grid organization can choose who's allowed to create and archive channels, plus remove other members from them.


Adjust channel management preferences

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: Create guidelines for naming channels: this helps to keep them focused and organized and establishes how they should be used within your workspace.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners and Org Owners
  • Free, Standard, Plus, and Enterprise Grid plans