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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
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 and ask for help. Members of the group DM will be notified about the move with a Slackbot message posted to the new channel.
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.
DMs with people outside your company cannot be converted to private channels.
Convert a group DM to a private channel
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. To confirm, click
Yes, continue. Enter a name for the new channel.
Convert to a private channel.
Note: On an Enterprise Grid organization, converted DMs will become multi-workspace channels.
Who can use this feature?
By default, all
members and Multi-Channel Guests
Free, Standard, Plus, and Enterprise Grid plans