Understand channel managers in Slack

When someone creates a channel, they’re automatically assigned as the channel manager. Channel managers can adjust administrative settings and permissions for any channel that they’re assigned to.


What channel managers can do

Channel managers can take the following administrative actions on channels that they are assigned:

* Channel Managers can’t convert channels to private if they don’t have permission to create private channels.

** Available only on the Enterprise Grid subscription.


Set channel permissions

In channels that they’re assigned, channel managers can prevent members from archiving channels, adjust posting permissions and decide who can edit a channel canvas. 

  1. From your desktop, open the channel that you’d like to set a permission for.
  2. Click on the channel name in the conversation header.
    GIF of a cursor clicking on the channel name in the channel header
  3. Select the Settings tab.
  4. Next to the permission that you’d like to adjust, click Edit
  5. Follow the prompts to set the permission, then save your changes.


Assign channel managers

Owners, admins and channel managers can assign up to 100 channel managers for channels that they’re a member of.

  1. From your desktop, open a channel.
  2. Click on the channel name in the conversation header.
    GIF of a cursor clicking on the channel name in the channel header
  3. Select the About tab.
  4. Next to Managed by, click Edit
  5. To add channel managers, click Add channel managers and make a selection.
  6. To remove channel managers, click Remove next to their name.

Tip: Owners and admins with permission can assign channel managers using channel management tools.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace owners/admins, org owners/admins and channel managers
  • Available on paid subscriptions