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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, messages and files from the DM will be visible to any new members you add to the channel. 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 DM.
Click the member names in the conversation header.
Settings tab. Click
Change to a private channel. Enter a name for the new channel.
Change to Private.
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