Leave a channel

Slack is a collaboration hub for the people you work with, and channels — created within a Slack workspace — are where teamwork happens.

Why leave a channel? Perhaps a project wrapped up or the channel just isn't relevant to you any longer. All members except guests can choose to leave channels, or come and go as needed.

The basics

Here are some practical things to know about leaving channels:

  • Members cannot leave their workspace's #general channel.
  • Members can leave any other channel, including public channels, private channels, and channels they've created.
  • Single-Channel Guests can't leave the channel they have access to.
  • Multi-Channel Guests can leave private channels, but they must be removed from public channels by an admin. To rejoin any channel, Multi-Channel Guests must be invited back.


Leave channels

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Click the gear icon  to open the Channel Settings menu.
  2. Select Leave [channel name]
  1. Tap the channel name in the header to open the channel details menu.
  2. Tap Leave Channel.
  1. Tap the channel name in the header to open the channel details menu.
  2. Tap Leave.

Tip: Leave a channel quickly by typing the slash command /leave followed by the channel's name.

 

Leave private channels

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Click the gear icon  to open the Channel Settings menu.
  2. Click Leave [channel name]
  3. Click Yes, leave the private channel.
  1. Tap the channel name in the header to open the channel details menu.
  2. Tap Leave Channel.
  1. Tap the channel name in the header to open the channel details menu.
  2. Tap Leave.

Note: If you leave a private channel, its messages and files will no longer appear in your search results. To rejoin, you'll need to be invited by one of the private channel's members.

Who can use this feature?
  • All members can leave channels
  • FreeStandardPlus, and Enterprise Grid

In Slack, teamwork happens in channels — organized spaces for everything related to a project, topic, or team. If a channel is no longer relevant, members can choose to leave it at any time.

Keep in mind

  • No one can leave a workspace's #general channel.
  • Single-Channel Guests can't leave the channel they have access to.
  • Multi-Channel Guests can leave private channels, but they must be removed from public channels by an owner or admin. To rejoin any channel, Multi-Channel Guests must be invited back.


Leave channels

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. From the channel, click  Details in the top right.
  2. Click  More.
  3. Select Leave [channel name] from the menu. (If it’s a private channel, click Yes, leave the private channel to confirm.)
  1. From the channel, tap  Details in the top right.
  2. Tap Leave Channel.
  1. From the channel, tap  Details in the top right.
  2. Tap Leave.

Tip: To leave a channel, you can also use the slash command /leave followed by the channel's name.

Note: If you leave a private channel, its messages and files will no longer appear in your search results. To rejoin, you'll need to be invited back by another member of that channel.

Who can use this feature?
  • All members can leave channels
  • FreeStandardPlus, and Enterprise Grid