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mistkaes mistakes happen, it’s possible to edit and delete messages in Slack. Members can edit and delete messages they've sent if allowed by owners and admins.
Edit a message
By default, any member can edit their messages, but owners and admins can restrict this permission . If you can't edit a message, find an owner or admin to ask for help.
Hover over the message you’d like to edit.
Click the three dots icon.
Click Edit message .
Select Save Changes to finish.
Tap and hold the message you’d like to edit.
Tap Edit Message and make your changes. Tap the
check mark icon to finish.
Tip: On an Android device, you can double-tap a message to quickly edit it.
See how it works
Delete a message
By default, any member can delete their messages, but owners can restrict this permission . If you can't delete a message, find an owner or admin to ask for help. Owners and admins can also delete members’ messages in public channels , private channels, and group direct messages (DMs) they’re part of.
Note: Deleting a message is permanent, so please proceed with care.
Hover over the message you’d like to delete.
Click the three dots icon.
Click Delete message .
Delete to confirm.
Tap and hold the message you’d like to delete.
Delete Message. Tap
Delete Message again to confirm.
Note: It's not possible to bulk delete messages. Owners and admins can delete a channel to remove all its messages. Owners on paid plans can also set a retention policy to automatically delete messages after a certain amount of time.
Who can use this feature?