Transfer ownership of a workspace or org

Organizations change, so that might mean primary ownership of a Slack workspace or org may need to change too. We’ve outlined how to transfer primary ownership, so keep reading to learn more.


I'm the Primary Owner

If you’re the Primary Owner of a workspace or Enterprise Grid org, you can transfer ownership to another member.

What to expect

  • You'll need to enter your password to confirm the transfer.
  • The transfer will happen immediately. 
  • Your role will change from Primary Owner to Owner.
  • Need to deactivate your account? You'll need to transfer primary ownership first.


Transfer ownership

Free, Standard, and Plus plans

Enterprise Grid plan

  1. Visit the transfer ownership page.
  2. Search and select the member you'd like to be the new Primary Workspace Owner. 
  3. Enter your password to confirm the transfer.
  4. Click the Transfer Workspace Ownership button to finish.

There are two types of primary ownership within an Enterprise Grid org: a single Org Primary Owner, and multiple Workspace Primary Owners.

Transfer ownership of a workspace

Workspace Primary owners in an organization can transfer ownership of their workspace to another member.

  1. Visit the transfer ownership page.
  2. Search and select the member you'd like to be the new Primary Workspace Owner. 
  3. Enter your password to confirm the transfer.
  4. Click the Transfer Workspace Ownership button to finish.


Transfer ownership of an org

The Primary Org Owner can choose to transfer primary ownership to another member. If you're the Org Primary Owner, here's how to contact us:

  1. Use this form to send us a note.
  2. Include the new Org Primary Owner's email address. 
  3. Our team will get in touch to help you complete the transfer.


I'm not the Primary Owner

Only a Primary Owner can transfer ownership. If your Primary Owner has left your company or organization, you'll need to reach out to this person for help.

Not sure who the Primary Owner is? Visit the About This Workspace page.

Tip: You can always create your own workspace if needed — this would make you the Primary Owner of the new workspace.

Who can use this feature?
  • Only the Primary Owner can transfer ownership of a workspace or org
  • Free, Standard, Plus, and Enterprise Grid plans