Manage channel posting permissions

You can adjust who's allowed to post to channels or use mentions that notify all channel members. This helps keep large channels, like those used for announcements, on topic and free from distraction.

Note: Owners and admins can restrict who can set posting permissions. If you don’t see this option, find an owner or admin and ask for help.


Manage who can post in channels 

Free and Standard plans

Business+ and Enterprise Grid plans

You can change who can post messages in the #general channel. This channel will be read-only for anyone without permission to post.

  1. From your desktop, open the #general channel.
  2. Click the channel name in the conversation header.
  3. Select the Settings tab.
  4. Next to Posting permissions, click Edit
  5. Select who can post and reply to messages.
  6. Click Save Changes.

You can change who can post in any channel. A channel will be read-only for anyone without permission to post.

  1. From your desktop, open the channel you'd like to adjust posting permissions for.
  2. Click the channel name in the conversation header.
  3. Select the Settings tab.
  4. Next to Posting permissions, click Edit
  5. Select who can post and reply to messages.
  6. Click Save Changes.

Tip: On the Business+ and Enterprise Grid plans, owners and admins with permission can manage channel posting permissions with channel management tools.


Manage who can notify a channel

Free and Standard plans

Business+ and Enterprise Grid plans

You can change who can use @everyone to notify all members of the #general channel

  1. From your desktop, open the #general channel.
  2. Click the channel name in the conversation header.
  3. Select the Settings tab.
  4. Next to Posting permissions, click Edit
  5. Check or uncheck the box next to Allow @everyone mentions.
  6. Click Save Changes.

You can change who can use @everyone to notify all members of the #general channel. You can also change who can use @here or @channel to notify members in other channels.

  1. From your desktop, open the channel you'd like to adjust posting permissions for.
  2. Click the channel name in the conversation header.
  3. Select the Settings tab.
  4. Next to Posting permissions, click Edit
  5. Check or uncheck the box next to Allow @here and @channel mentions. (For the #general channel, you’ll see Allow @everyone mentions.)
  6. Click Save Changes.
Who can use this feature?
  • All members (default)
  • Available on all plans