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direct messages (DMs) are conversations between three or more people, outside of channels. When they turn into long-term discussions, or you need to include more than nine people in the conversation, you can convert a group DM to a private channel. What to expect
When you convert a DM to a private channel, new people you add to the channel can view the original DM's message history and files.
Members of the group DM will be notified about the move with a Slackbot message posted to the new channel.
DMs with people outside your company cannot be converted to private channels.
Convert a group DM to a private channel
Owners and admins can
restrict permissions for creating private channels. If you don't see the option to convert a DM, find an owner or admin to ask for help.
From your desktop, open a group direct message.
in the top right details icon Click
More, then select Convert to a private channel from the menu. Click
Yes, continue. Enter a name for the new channel.
Convert to a private channel.
Note: In an Enterprise Grid organization, converted DMs will automatically become multi-workspace channels.
Who can use this feature?
By default, all
members and Multi-Channel Guests
Free, Standard, Plus, and Enterprise Grid plans